Since you know the “main” street running through Rensselaer is named Washington Street, you may suspect there are other City streets that bear the names of United States Presidents, and you would be correct. There is Lincoln Street, Jackson Street, and Harrison Street. McKinley became the name of the former Division Street in 1901. McKinley … More Naming Rensselaer’s Streets Part 1 by Judy Kanne
It used to be trout lilies or trillium drew us to the woods behind our house in springtime. Owned by the local college, cows grazed there and we kids would stampede the cows to the other side of the woods to give us more roaming room. The cattle kept the grass trimmed to a fare-thee-well, … More One Summer by Pat Kopanda
In June we turn the furnace on and wear our winter coats, rain and cold are here to stay climate-change portender gloats. Poem by Pat Kopanda linked to dVerse Poetry Forms the quadrille.
heavy hearts follow Jim’s casket into church with pain filled eyes a choir of angels comes to greet him to speed him to paradise angels and saints spirits of deceased family unseen among the mourners ready to escort our beloved Jim to the house of the Lord their celestial presence lends awareness to the mourners … More Jim’s Funeral by Pat Kopanda
Recently I was glancing through the June issue of a favorite magazine, REAL SIMPLE. I stopped and read Jeff Gardinier’s article called “Postcards: A Love Story”. I think I have a special love of postcards beginning when I could buy one or two on family trips. I agreed with the author’s points he made about … More Send a Postcard by Judy Kanne
June 7/8/9 4200 N US 35, Winamac, IN Most activities are FREE. All are given by members of Jasper Co. Art League and/or Prairie Arts Council members and are family friendly. See the attached detailed schedules for event times and names of artists taking part. Perhaps you would like to do some “Plein Air” writing … More Art in Tippecanoe River State Park
slow to leaf out oaks become highwire showcase for squirrel acrobats windows against the blue sky bouncing branches catch the eye the wait is over lily of the valley peeks above green leaves I kneel to drink its fragrance to last till another spring Tanka by Pat Kopanda. Linked to dVerse Open Link Night.