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 […]

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 […]

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, […]