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January 17, 2018

A reading resolution for the new year

by Maria Brown
I thought I had found a pretty simple New Year's resolution one year ago–read one book a month. Back in the day–before children and other commitments–reading a dozen books (or more) would have been commonplace for me....more>
January 17, 2018

Cat on the hill: A farm fable of Lem and Lee's five hens

by Iris Lee Underwood
Greeen graass!" shouted Goldie from the roosting pole. Her four sisters awoke and ruffled their feathers. "Buuock! You'll give us a heart attaaack! I thought the house was on fire," said Blondie....more>
January 17, 2018

Persistent message: Be still

by Willene Tanis
Be still and know be still and know be still and know be still and know. Over and over the words played in my head like one of those ticker tape loops, until the message finally penetrated my heart....more>
January 10, 2018

Family history found in well-packed box

by Catherine Minolli
The box is there waiting for me on the top step of my deck. I can always tell how big a hurry the UPS driver is in by the location of the boxes. Same for the postal carrier, who once tossed a small package into the sleet covered grass about a quarter of the way up my very muddy, very long and rutted driveway last season....more>
January 10, 2018

This cold snap is S'no problem!

by Diane Malciewski
Editor's note: 'Acorn Alley' is written by Diane Malcziewski. An Attica resident for the past 45 years, Malcziewski recently retired after 17 years with the Imlay City school district, where she served as Latchkey Supervisor....more>
January 10, 2018

Driving Miss Iris

by Iris Lee Underwood
My quest for independence and higher education coincided with my parents' divorce fifty years ago. The second of their five daughters, I kissed my mother goodbye and carried my clothes and toiletries to Dad's 1965 Chrysler....more>
January 10, 2018

Think local library as seasons change

by Willene Tanis
Have you noticed that even before all the Christmas cards and decorations in the stores were put away, Valentine's Day, and even Easter items were being displayed? For that reason, I'm taking the opportunity already this week to promote the Love Your (Local) Library event which is designed to build momentum right up to Valentine's Day....more>
January 03, 2018

All that and a bag of...something

by Catherine Minolli
The teaser on the cover is intriguing, for sure. 'Girls...here's 10 eligible bachelors for you for Christmas,' it says. 'See page 2.' Cosmopolitan? Playgirl? Marie Claire? Ms Magazine? Nope....more>
January 03, 2018

My calendar speaks

by Iris Lee Underwood
As a young mother, I kept a large calendar on the kitchen wall. The year belonged beside the phone, a pencil tied to a string and hung from a hook. Baby checkups, co-op preschool, and elementary school activities occupied the months in my life....more>
December 27, 2017

Magical day and miraculous feats

Picture doing 108 pushups in a row. Or touching your toes 108 consecutive times. Or reaching your arms up to the heavens while you look up at the sky for three rounds of 12 reps each....more>
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