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One summer week to go

One summer week to go

Well, all across Michigan, it’s almost time for school to start again. The way I figure it, we only have one more week of summer. The kids will be back…

The loss of an Icon

The loss of an Icon

I was astounded when I heard the news of the apparent suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams this week. I was a huge fan of his. I have to…

Making summer memories

Making summer memories

This has been the week for granddaughters. I love having the girls here, and we usually do Wednesday through Friday. They aren’t much trouble anymore. At 12 and 15, they…

Summer is slipping away

Summer is slipping away

Summer, according to the Maurer calendar, is almost over again. I know, it is only August 1, but you know there’s only a little over four weeks left until Labor…

It’s fair time again

It’s fair time again

Lots of excitement around here this week. The Isabella County Fair is going on right now and the Clare County Fair starts Sunday! Oh and Primary Election Day is only…

50th Class reunion – Wow!

50th Class reunion – Wow!

I had an interesting event to attend last weekend. My 50th (I still can’t believe it) class reunion at Roscommon. Childhood friend Kay and her hubby Bob drove all the…

How sad, vacation’s over

How sad, vacation’s over

Well it is back at it this week since our brief get-away to the north country is over – for now at least. I am still trying to talk Jack…

The year of the mouse

The year of the mouse

The Chinese calendar fascinates me. It’s always the “Year of The ____ — Bear, Monkey, Snake,” an animal that best describes your birth year, I think, and each one has…

Summertime is festivals and family fun

Summertime is festivals and family fun

Another busy week is sliding on by around the Maurers. Lots of excitement and a little anger and frustration at the Farwell Board of Education this month, but I’m glad…

Holidays, anniversaries and birthdays

Holidays, anniversaries and birthdays

Just last weekend I had to rush around and get a birthday card mailed out for granddaughter Kristina. Her birthday was Tuesday and I almost forgot. I have an excuse.…