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 […]

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 […]

The Teaching Challenge

The Teaching Challenge

Welcome, Ms McCarthy, to the wonderful world of teaching where you are able to connect with eager learners and make a significant impact on their lives. BECAUSE this is your first job, you will be instructing the kids with the most unique personalities. The other 3rd grade teachers already siphoned off most of the girls and […]