Amery: Setting for Imagined More than Real. Here it is.

Amery: Setting for Imagined More than Real. Here it is.

Amery has been the center of most of my stories on this blog and on the Elkfarm email I send. A variety of tales has balanced between real and imagined, whichever fits the story being told. For a time I wrote a column for the local newspaper, the Amery Gazette, and found myself writing deliberately […]

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 […]