DO YOU BELIEVE IN ANGELS?

The place was filled to capacity when we arrived. Two blocks of chairs with an aisle between faced the stately casket. There were three of us and it seemed best if we sat in the bleachers at the back of the gymnasium. Row after row of flowers were arranged in tiers the full length of […]

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IT’S ALL IN THE NAME..

AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSIGNMENT….1952 Mary Anne Whitchurch….10th Grade High School… West Branch, Michigan I am intrigued by the names of race horses. My observation has been, the most beautiful names are given to the plain horses while the most beautiful horses get the stupid names. For instance, you will notice such beautiful names as Show Boy, […]

AS WAS HIS CUSTOM… YOURS?

HE WENT TO THE SYNAGOGUE, AS WAS HIS CUSTOM…. When I was a young girl, I was asked to baby sit for my infant nephew one evening while my sister and her husband went out for awhile. The baby had a cold and my sister’s instructions were to give him a spoon full of cough […]

PASSING YEARS AND A CHANGING MENU

Back to the days of growing family and summers at home. When I wrote this article for the Houghton Lake Resorter weekly newspaper in my home town, it was the early sixties and my kids were 13, 11, and 7. Dad was working at his Ace Hardware 7 days a week and I was a […]

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO RANDOLPH SCOTT?

1964 – It should be of increasing concern to America at large that we are becoming hopelessly addicted to the output of the beckoning television networks. I, for one, have resisted the temptation mightily.

THE RESCUE

My husband and I were standing at our living room window, watching a man walking down the distant road. The man lived nearby in a broken down house.  Every day he walked two miles to a neighborhood bar where he spent his time.

DON’T COME BACK, SHE SAID..BUT I DID..ONE YEAR LATER

“I don’t remember what it was I  said one day. I must confess, from a very young age I was prone to say things without thinking. Whatever it was, it offended (her).  I was banished from the farm for a year when I was twelve.”