Columns

Feeling over the moon

It was a colossal accomplishment! I was so thrilled and beamed with a pride overflowing with the kind of joy children display so readily and easily. I ran around showing my new skill to any adult whose attention I could capture. I’d learned to tie my own shoes. I...

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Celebrating my mother’s 100th

Tuesday, August 7, 2001: McCoy Homeplace, Phelps, Kentucky My mother reclines with her coffee cup in the farmhouse where she grew up in the McCoy Bottom. Where I lived almost the first five years of my life. I record our genealogy and Sadie Lee McCoy’s personal...

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Almont’s Baptist Church Society

Editor’s note: The following is a combined two-part series about Almont’s First Baptist Church. The first part was originally published in the Tri-City Times in February 2021. Part two was omitted from this column space inadvertently. To avoid confusion, the story, in...

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Cat care, sunrise to sunset

On these frostbitten mornings, Mitty, our mostly Siamese cat, jumps up on the bed and sits beside me without a meow. I look into her beautiful blue, indifferent, and somewhat crossed eyes. “Good morning, Mitzer.” She dismisses my endearment and lifts her dominant,...

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Benefits of neighborly ambulation

Upon the conclusion of this past gardening season, I determined to resume frequent walks on my country roads come January, 2022. Primarily for the benefits of fresh air and exercise. Which includes a wave to neighbors while they muck their barns, visit their...

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Program helps lift burden for families impacted by COVID

Editor’s note: The following guest column was written by Christina Muir of the Muir Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center in Imlay City. She can be reached at 1-877-888-MUIR. Michael and Nicole’s son, Jason, died suddenly in April after contracting COVID-19...

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Seismic moments

My drive south to Nino Salvagio’s fabulous market in Troy usually takes thirty to forty minutes. Yesterday afternoon, however, Rochester Road south of Tienken teemed with what we locals know as “Light Show traffic.” Incidentally, the town of Rochester erected a sign...

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Charlie Meulemans: Hardware man

Charles Francis Meulemans was born on May 15, 1908 in Heverlee, Brabant Wallen, Belgium to John Batist Meulemans (1883-1955) and Maria Joissart Meulemans (1885-1973). John moved the family to America and they arrived on March 2, 1920. John, Maria, Charlie, and...

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Sublime fury and tender mercies

“We mortals with immortal minds are only born for sufferings and joys, and one could almost say that the most excellent receive joy through sufferings.” Ludwig van Beethoven (December 16, 1770 - March 26, 1827) If you tuned in to WRCJ’s Dave Wagner and Peter Whorf...

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