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Crow by Wendell Berry is made for COVID-19 days. In fact, it's a book for all
days, for those who seek to remain human. I’ve never read a novel like this one.
If you were to ask me what it’s about, I’d have to pause.
If humor is what you’re
pining for, I’ve got the remedy. I have never laughed so hard and so often
reading a book as when I read The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
by Bill Bryson. His memories of growing up in the Midwest during the 1950s are gutsy
and irreverent, true to life but often exaggerated for comic effect. The memoir
is a reminder that things really, really wereREALLY different back then.
Before my mother became "Mum," she was Audrey, the country cousin on a farm in St. Michael's outside Kewaskum. Shirley was her city
cousin in Milwaukee. They resembled each other, petite girls bubbling
with laughter. Shirley and Audrey had no sisters and over their years of visits, they
became more than sisters, the best of pals. They made their fun outdoors, exploring
the barn, ice skating on the frozen river near the farm, or roller skating on sidewalks