Page 2 The Timber News Volume 1, Issue 1
From the Editor-news and notes
By Kathleen Marsh
The June 2011 meeting of UNAC (Up North Authors Circle) was held at the Lakewood Library on June 7. The group welcomedback Kansas resident Lynn Burlingham who began the meeting by describing her experience at a Writer’s Conference held in NewYork last October.Members then turned their attention to Jaqulyn Jahnke, author of “The Purple Wedding Dress.” Jaqulyn’s non-fiction account outlines the family history of the Seiberts, her father’s adoptive family. Set in the Wabeno area, thebook was inspired by Charlotte Bancroft, her great-aunt, a woman she fondly calls “Aunt Lottie.” Charlotte, wholived in Wabeno from 1936-73, was twice widowed. After her second husband’s death, Lottie farmed with a Rus-sian immigrant tenant farmer. “The Purple Wedding Dress” has been meticulously researched, is supported byletters, newspaper clippings, court documents, personal interviews and census records.“What drew me to Lottie was that she was over fifty years old when she bought her farmand started over. She endured several personal tragedies, but she never gave up, alwaysdisplaying her zest for life but looking forward to rejoining her loved ones in heaven. Shewas adamant that she must meet them looking her best. In that regard, she insisted that shebe buried in her mother’s beautiful handmade purple velvet wedding dress.” Members were impressed, com-plimenting Jaqulyn on the high quality revisions she has made.The rest of the meeting time was given to Skylar Challendar, who shared the new prologue of his fantasynovel “The Firstborn Elf.” Skylar has been working to incorporate into his work several changes suggested atthe April UNAC meeting and wanted the group’s reaction to the changes. Members agreed that his revisionsare definitely strengthening his work and offered additional constructive feedback.UNAC will meet again on Wednesday, July 13 at 5:00 at the Lakewood Library. (Members please note thedate change; we are going back to the second Wednesday of the month, starting in July). New members are always welcome.
What Did We Ever Do Without It ?
We used telephones that is a landline I’m talking about, or we walked to talk to friends. Dur-ing the night of June 16th, the
came dumpling down! Yes, that is Centurytel’s
world wide web
connection for many of itsusers in Wisconsin and 10 U.S. States, lost access to their ‘world’, of sorts. Some folks scattered to their friends, family and theirlocal libraries who DID have a direct line to ’the world’. Funny how ‘technology’ has changed our world and the way we keep intouch with friends and family. If things were bad enough on Monday morning due to the thunder and lightening in the area, thepower continued to go on and off throughout the day.
Thoughts and prayers
: to the family and friends whose lives were lost in the recent tornados, floods, and forest fires across thecountry.
Get Well Wishes to all of our friends and neighbors.UPCOMING EVENTS
; See page 19 for all of the July 4th and monthly events scheduled.
The weather– SPRING
has arrived and along with it are the nicer, warmer, and sunny days. Five straight of rain hopefully will bewhat most gardeners have been waiting for, blossoms and a coming harvest of vege’s.
July Birthday Wishes to all of our friends and neighbors;
Timmothy Patrick Durkin, sisters Cariann Campo-basso-Williams and Tina Campobasso (IL); Jason T Kaster, Pam Gilligan Warden, Marc Reed, Margaret High Mahon, Sara Eck-berg, Kim Seeber, Colleen Cumber, Mindy Bath Linssen, Sheri Swanson Frank, my niece Laura Meyer, Tj Padjen, Hope Ritchie,Kay Seel, step-daughter in-law Kaye Gramer Bailey, my niece in MN Jenni Schuety and my birthday is on Mardi Gras Sunday.
Gas prices have gone
down actually but not as much as they were a year ago. To find out where the best price for gas is locally andregionally, go to www.Gasbuddy.comGo to our website and just click to read at
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