Posts Tagged "Noah Ezickson"

My Wobbly Bicycle, 35

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Archive | 16 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 35

We’ve called our cottage “Brown’s Health Farm,” but this last week’s been mostly cold and rainy, not great for the usual swimming, kayaking, biking, walking—and my daughter Kelly and family are here, all six of them. The boys went out fishing early yesterday—the best day, supposedly some sun coming—but the sky opened up and they sat for a while under the Ellsworth Bridge and then the Central Lake bridge before heading home, soaked. They did catch some pike and gar, pretty big, and threw them back. My grandson Noah would rather fish than breathe. If there are fish to be...

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Closing Up the Cottage

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Archive | 1 comment

Closing Up the Cottage

It’s 42 degrees this morning by the lake. We’re closing up the big cottage today and yesterday. Well, getting the main stuff done—not the blowing-out-the-water-lines-and-pouring-in-antifreeze part. That comes last. The little cottage, where I’m sitting in the warmth of a real furnace, is still open. The big cottage has no insulation and no heat but a fireplace, which is now covered with its steel sheet, the screen and ash bucket pushed up against it. We didn’t have to clean it out because we had no occasion for a fire this summer—not even one. This unnatural heat is alarming, as...

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