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Our first relaxing weekend at the camper

Our first relaxing weekend at the camper

A rainy cool weekend in Clare didn’t dampen our spirits at all. We were enjoying cool, but sunny weather at the camper in Roscommon. Usually our luck isn’t quite so…

Suddenly, signs of fall

Suddenly, signs of fall

It’s a little cooler and breezy outside. After weeks of hot humid weather, the weather is changing again. The sun is out, sometimes briefly, and the humidity, in the 80s…

Digging through the family history

Digging through the family history

I thought I lost my address book yesterday – I am old school. What a disaster that would have been! It was a mad scramble around here for a bit,…

A quiet, long weekend

A quiet, long weekend

Jack and I have been married for nearly 51 years, and other than the years when he worked in the oil fields and often away from home, we have seldom…

The projects go on…and on…and on

The projects go on…and on…and on

The Maurer summer projects are still in full swing, both at home and at the not so relaxing campsite near Roscommon. Another weekend was just spent in the North Country,…

Just another ‘working’ weekend at the camper

Just another ‘working’ weekend at the camper

Our summer projects, or I should say Jack’s summer projects are going full blast both here at home and up at our summer retreat (?) in Roscommon. This past weekend,…

Fair time is here again!

Fair time is here again!

The annual excitement begins this weekend in Harrison when the 134th annual Clare County Fair comes to town again. All next week there will be lots to offer fairgoers with…

Reunions and open houses, almost over for another year

Reunions and open houses, almost over for another year

With the holiday over for another year – and it was a pretty good one too – the time for reunions and open houses is here again. I have both…

Holiday parties are over – for now

Holiday parties are over – for now

All over mid-Michigan people spent the weekend celebrating the Fourth of July and this family was no exception. We were on the go a lot last weekend. Our trip up…

It was another scary time on the Tobacco

It was another scary time on the Tobacco

It is so entertaining, living out here on the Tobacco, and enjoyable most of the time. Not very enjoyable last Friday morning though, when the river came up nearly six…