Saying for the Day:No matter what you do it's wrong.
Soon after Peter was born Betty went back to work as a teacher.
We decided to buy a camp.
Our own place to go on vacation.
A nice place on a lake. We found a place on Chaney lake near Wakefield , Michigan.
It was about sixty miles away from where we lived.
It had two separate buildings and nice lake frontage.
We bought the camp during a long dry summer.
We painted and repaired and I even got sun stroke putting on some roofing.
It was our hideaway.
There was no phone.
The parish couldn’t call and tell me that somebody died and I need to come right back.
It belonged to us.
The following spring we drove out to the camp just after the snow melted.
As we drove into the yard we discovered that something was very different.
We sank on the road until we were stuck.
It seems that after a wet winter you couldn’t drive in.
I had to hitchhike into town to get a tow truck to pull us out of the mud.
That wasn’t the only shock.
Somebody had come through on a snowmobile during the winter and shot out all the windows.
They also broke bottles so there was glass all over the beach.
That’s when we decided that we weren’t cut out to have a camp.
We sold it and bought a travel trailer.
The price lake front property is going for now,if we had held onto it we could have made a lot of money.
But we really enjoyed the travel trailer.
News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my backyard where the trains still run and where nobody wants to be Mayor– Nancy says that nobody is happy with the results of the School Board action on the school name. People don’t want to wait. They want it changed now. There is some talk about recalling the School Board and electing new people. That doesn’t seem likely when you can’t even find somebody to run for Mayor. One might be able to recall them but electing somebody else that’s another question.
Mrs. Moris celebrated her 80th birthday yesterday. They held the celebration over at Last Lutheran Church. All of her children and grandchildren came home. It was quite a party. The ladies from the church did the serving . They had a big cake and ice cream. Pastor Marvel said that he had figured out that in all the years she catered meals in the town she had served over ten thousand meals. Nor only that but as far as he could tell there was never a complaint about the food. He also said he couldn’t remember a Sunday when she was sitting in church, third row back on the left hand side. Her kids wanted to give her a trip to Las Vegas but she said there was no way they were getting her on a plane.
Dr. Fortress is till trying to move a piece of a mountain so the train can get through . The poor people who run the restaurant where the train used to stop now have no business except for the workers and some of them bring their lunch. This was the time of year that tourists took the upper route to see the beauty of the forest from above and the restaurant had lots of business. Life doesn’t always seem to treat us fairly.
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Neither Betty or I left the fortress today. I should go and get a hair cut. My sister called to tell me she got the blog print out and read it. She commented again on how we lived in different worlds growing up. She knew the name of the baby my mother was holding in the picture I posted. I started work on th enext Marathon which will start Wednesday. It will be different than the last three. It will run for seven days. You will need to comment on seventy blogs to complete it. There will be a different list of fifteen each day. So you can make the 70 without doing all seven days. We wills see how it works. I am also working on an auction where you can bid your usless JCPOINTs on usless objects. Apria called to tell me that they don't have the night breathing mask they promised me yesterday after all. I have come to depend on Apria to be confused and have found a place to buy it on my own if I have to. the only thing that is stopping me is I would need a letter from my doctor to the company since it is medical device. Well I need a breathing treatment.