Browsing All posts tagged under »Nora Metz«

Making it home for the holidays in the North Country

December 28, 2010


This is the season for travel.  Pile the presents and the kids in the car and head for Grandma’s.  Or pile self in the car and head for the kids’ house.  Or head for Cherry Capital Airport to stand sockfooted in the security line as TSA officials examine toothpaste.  In all cases, prepare for Weather.  […]

Happy Birthday Nora

October 21, 2010


On Monday there was a little dinner over at Mar DeTar’s for the Witt family, major donors to the Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society.  They like to visit in the fall to see how things are going, and we enjoy seeing them.  Other people got better photos of that part of the evening, on account of […]

Wild always wins

April 27, 2010


There is a saying in the north country, generally applied to encounters between domestic animals and denizens of the woods, but sometimes applied more broadly.  Wild always wins.  This means that no matter how fierce your Rottweiler (or my spaniel) may be, it will not win a fight with a coyote.  Stand warned. I have come […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday Nora Metz

October 21, 2009


Nora Metz is a tiny ball of fire. She just celebrated her 93rd birthday, and the whole north end of Torch Lake was over at Mar DeTar’s for the festivities. I’ve been interviewing Nora, gathering her stories, looking at her lovingly tended mementos. One day I’ll tell you a lot more about her life, which […]