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The IGA Years: A Personal Ghost

The IGA Years: A Personal Ghost

I don’t mention the IGA as often as I once did, or its proprietors Lola and Bernie Schumacher, my aunt and uncle. When I do I tend not to explain…

Hail and Farwell

Hail and Farwell

Winterfield Township lost a couple of long time residents as the New Year approached. Betty Randall and her husband Russell came to live on the family’s acres in Winterfield more…

Peace From The Pines

Peace From The Pines

In this weeks Press you will find the second part of “That Winter on the Clam”, written in 1929 by Fern Berry. I found this story several years ago during…

Speak Your Peace

Speak Your Peace

All of my childhood Christmases were spent in Marion. In fact all of my Christmases have been touched by Marion. Although I missed it by just a few days, Christmas…

Welcome Home Santa

Welcome Home Santa

When the Gardener and I ventured to Kentucky in April, we did not return home alone. Propped up on pillows and covered with a flannel blanket on the big bed…

And The Cat Fell In the Apple-sass

And The Cat Fell In the Apple-sass

If I thought I’d escape kitchen duty by going AWOL during the first week of deer season, I was certainly wrong. Thanksgiving included, I have more than made up for…

Thankful Season: The Rebel With A Cause

Thankful Season: The Rebel With A Cause

For the past forty-three years of our friendship and family kinship, I have been deeply thankful for my sister-in-law Cathy. She is, for all intents and purposes, my sister from…

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

Before we know it, we will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner. A relatively early Turkey Day gives us all the illusion of having more time until Christmas than we truly do.…

Dr. Berry’s Deer Season

Dr. Berry’s Deer Season

 I’ve long since told my few deer season stories and the hunters around here don’t generate any new or exciting buck tales, or at least not ones fit for publication.…

Ice Cream In Front Of The Television Anyone?

Ice Cream In Front Of The Television Anyone?

Once again the Ghosts of Main have brought along some Blevins Street thoughts. My parents purchased their first television when we lived in the Turner house at 106 Blevins St.…