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Hitchin’ a ride

August 29, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Hitch-hikers we don’t get many of them back in Chicago. Everyone is moving too fast. City people in cars are wary of people walking down the road with a thumb out,;there’s a real danger associated with picking up hitch-hikers. Continue Reading

The power of the button

August 22, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Button, button, who’s got the button? Many of us probably remember that old game from way back. It’s not as old as buttons themselves, though. Buttons were used as far back as 2800 B.C., but only as decorations. The practical Germans started using them to hold things together in the 13th century. And today, the small Chinese town of Qiaotou produces 60 percent of the world’s buttons in its 200 factories. Continue Reading

Home for the summer: I’ll keep my books, thank you

August 15, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

We have, in our dusty little cabin, a fairly large collection of old reference books. Three of these an American College Dictionary, a one-volume encyclopedia, and my mother’s worn and tattered cross-word puzzle dictionary we brought from Illinois. The rest we’ve found here at library book sales and garage sales up and down the shore. Continue Reading

Home for the Summer: It’s my chicken and I’ll wash it if I want to

August 8, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Some days I guess I’m just not in the mood for advice. That doesn’t mean, however, that there isn’t some advice out there waiting for me, lurking around some corner or between the covers of a magazine. It’s everywhere. Continue Reading

Critters aplenty at the cabin

August 1, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

You don’t have to live in the north woods to share your space with wild animals. As a matter of fact, up here in the woods there’s much less sharing to be done. The small human population leaves plenty of room for the animal population. Continue Reading

At the end of the road comes a quilt

July 25, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Back in Illinois, I belong to a quilters’ group that meets monthly. We have a speaker each month, and also, usually, another event. Last April was UFO month. No Martians appeared, but most of us did bring an UnFinished Objet d’art. I brought a quilt made of blocks that were appliqued. (For the non-quilting readers of the paper, that means, “a decoration made by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another.”) The important part of all this is that the quilt was finished. Continue Reading

Home for the summer: All in a day’s work for local law enforcement

July 5, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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Home for the summer: New life for treehouse

June 27, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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Home for the summer: Of cabins, critters and creative coexistence

June 20, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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