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 […]

Job Safety Is Nearly Number 1

Job Safety Is Nearly Number 1

Rick and Tom work together, go out together, and at times don’t go out together by watching MMA fights on TV at Tom’s house. Their talk is most often about feeling sorry for the ladies of the Amery area who, too bad,  aren’t going out with them. Today the two proudly declared that they have gone almost 24 hours […]

The Missing Kid

The Missing Kid

Another pranktical joke. This popular story came out a few years ago, timely now as the school year winds down and practical jokes gear up. In a high school with some clever pranksters, overnight students released goats into the hallways. When principals opened the doors that Friday, SURPRISE.  Small goats, with numbers painted on their […]