A Hundred Miles in Twenty-Four Hours By Mike Chillstrom “Mike, are you pulling your skin off?” It’s a legitimate question but I have to laugh. I’m at mile sixty-three of the Pulse 100-Mile Endurance Run, so my laughter READ MORE
Animal Life on the Farm By Lena G. Hall Last month’s issue featured excerpts from an unpublished manuscript about how the Fisher family of Eagle first came to Idaho in 1889 [see Fishers by the Dozen]. The memoir’s READ MORE
A Family on the Move By Lena G. Hall Photos courtesy of Helen Wood The Fisher family of Eagle came to Idaho by wagon train from Iowa via Kansas in 1889, after so many moves that their descendants READ MORE
In the corner of the dilapidated laundromat sat an old-fashioned soda pop machine filled with our favorite bottles of carbonated beverages.
We didn’t have money to buy those sugary treats but we figured out how to outsmart the machine with a small bottle opener and a long paper straw. It was easy. Pop the cap off, stick the straw in, and sip. This was our little secret, which we never told anyone. We thought we were being inventive, and it never once occurred to us that we were stealing from the company that sold the soda. Continue reading →