Browsing All posts tagged under »Eastport«

A-tisket, a-tasket, a tiny treasure basket

March 29, 2010


Nora Metz and I had breakfast at Sonny’s on Sunday, where we admired the finished mural and discovered two new puzzles—but this post is not about that.  We took a little Sunday drive through Banks Township, Nora pointing out where the Evans farm, the Maple Hill School, and Bobby Woolverton’s house used to be—but this […]

Presents! I love presents.

March 20, 2010


Life is full of delightful twists and turns.  This little photo album arrived in my mailbox in a plump package of stories and genealogical research, all the way from Oklahoma. When I held it in my hands, I felt as if I were touching Civil War veteran Daniel Blakely’s coatsleeve.  The album belonged to his […]

A deep map of Eastport

December 31, 2009


Just when you think there’s nothing to write about, a reader’s email starts a long chain of associations that leads you to William Least Heat-Moon’s PrairyEarth (a deep map).  The post isn’t written—not by a long shot—but you have some little ideas and no clue where they’ll lead.  Let’s begin with the email: Helping my […]

Attention boaters: The boat ramp has returned

October 29, 2009


On Tuesday Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I made a little trip to the north end of Torch Lake to report on progress at the boat launch. We got there just in time to watch the heavy equipment horsing the dock back into place. There’s a bit of tidying up left to do, but by […]

The Story Place

October 18, 2009


The wind piles dry leaves against a fencepost.  Branches cracked away from old oaks and beeches litter the ground.  Deer trails disappear into the woods.  Wild turkeys come here for the beechnuts and acorns.  Coyotes come for the wild turkeys.  I’ve come for the stories.  I spent a cold gray afternoon last week at Bayview Cemetery, listening. […]

Letter from Norton: GAR emerges from mist

September 9, 2009


Norton Bretz saw the Mystery flag post and began digging through his copious files of Eastport and Pearl family history.  He writes: One of the photos from the Pearl collection is of the members of the Eastport GAR post taken, I think in front of the Grange Hall, now Dennis Inch’s house at the head […]