Ida Mae’s Cafe in Amery; Inquiring Minds

Ida Mae’s Cafe in Amery; Inquiring Minds

A stranger approached Kathleen and Lou as they scarfed down breakfast at Ida Mae’s Café. He introduced himself as traveling through the area and asked if they’d be able to answer a question. “Go ahead,” Lou said with his mouth full of bacon. “I’m headed for Clayton, I think that’s east here.” Kathy and Lou […]

Country Roads, Take Me Home

Country Roads, Take Me Home

Country Roads song made famous by John Denver Almost heaven, West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains Shenandoah River, Life is old there Older than the trees Younger than the mountains Blowin’ like the breeze Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain momma Take me home, country roads All my memories […]

Little Carl Goes to Sunday School

Little Carl Goes to Sunday School

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Amery, Wisconsin. The Sunday school teachers arrive early and figure out which classes they’ll take. “I want to make an announcement,” Donette stated, serious as ever. “Carl’s coming today. His mom called.” Scrambling, they made sure the 4th grade classroom had two teachers. During class, Robyn wanted to get through to […]