Bloomer Boys in the Belfry with Bats

Bloomer Boys in the Belfry with Bats

The boys enjoyed the summer in the  Bloomer Catholic church belfry, and now there are three sleeping up there. Parker, his friend Wally, and Parker’s brother Greyson. They didn’t want to take him but Parker’s mother Dana talked him into it, giving her more time to drive the Bloomer back roads and look for garage […]

A Most Bizarre Elementary Teacher–Updated

A Most Bizarre Elementary Teacher–Updated

At Amery Elementary School, the bizarre Miss Rose Schider taught the other 5th grade class. Miss Schaefer taught ours. Miss Schider was a character who kept student attention and focus, and, shown here, supervised the playground from 20 feet up. On her days, she’d climb out the windwo of her classroom, ease herself onto the […]

Claire: a Joke and Another Poem from Mineral Point

Claire: a Joke and Another Poem from Mineral Point

Claire interacts with Mineral Point resident. Just because Claire from Mineral Point seems to be a serious poet, a recluse, and unsocial, at times she shines. Coming down to the level of the grocery in her store she encountered Bill Blye, a Mineral Point resident. “Bill,” Claire said while picking out cans of food. “I […]

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, […]

Getting Weighed at an All-You-Can-Eat Diner

Getting Weighed at an All-You-Can-Eat Diner

Imagine the joy of an all-you-can-eat diner, a new adventure in eating. Stepping on a scale starts it out. The concept and company behind this new eating experience is called Scales. In the meeting room of the Amery Pizzeria, company spokespeople laid out a brilliant plan. Becky, the friendly lady with a winning smile and […]

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 […]