THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Tales from the old-timer
Issue Date: October 17, 2012
Angelas Old Home Nostalgia
Any young person raised in a happy place, then having to leave when the family moves has these sometimes sad reveries about the old home. I have been writing this Old Timer column for more than 20 years without praising our children or grandchildren, but I cant hold back forever.
Our daughter, Jane, and her husband, Mike Martin, both worked at the Marinette Kimberly Clark Paper Mill. They transferred to a Kimberly Clark plant in Bixby, Oklahoma about ten years ago, and our grandson, Sam, and granddaughter, Angela, left only memories behind. Our granddaughter, Angela, now a university student in Tulsa, has fond memories of their old home off Hwy. 180 in the Town of Porterfield, right on the bank of the Menominee River.
She wrote this poem that gathers her fond memories of that lost place of happiness.