Amery: Scene of the Real or Imagined Crime–Coming Soon

Amery: Scene of the Real or Imagined Crime–Coming Soon

Amery has been the center of most of my writing, and whether it is fiction or reality, it’s fun to set stories in my hometown. After trying my best to get the powers in Amery to understand what I’ve been trying to do with my emails and my blog, I’ve come to a decision about […]

Fond Thoughts About a Brown Paper Bag: Updated

Fond Thoughts About a Brown Paper Bag: Updated

This brown paper bag represents freedom and happiness from my childhood. The painting by Karen Appleton caught my eye, a beautiful rendering of a simple item. Amery Elementary School offered a hot lunch, and it wasn’t that bad, but I’d pester my mom to be allowed to carry my lunch. This would happen about 3 […]

Fall Festival is Over, Summary of the Day (Long Post)

Fall Festival is Over, Summary of the Day (Long Post)

The annual Fall Festival today, the 16th day of September. Lovely day, hinting of rain last night but it didn’t materialize. Warm, even hot at times, and breezy which felt pretty good but blew items around. The lineup began around 9 or 9:30 on the north end of Amery, up the side streets and back […]

Weighing Diners in Amery, Part 2

Weighing Diners in Amery, Part 2

Nancy suggested that the newly closed café in Amery, Ida Mae’s, would be a possible spot to start the Weigh Station. “This group could have the place opened before Halloween, maybe much earlier.” The bathroom question came up. What if visits there would mean the diner wouldn’t gain any weight. Becky had an answer ready, […]

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 […]