Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Emily and the Shanty of Misfit Toys

Anyone who has read her book, Glory Goes and Gets Some, knows that Emily Carter has been through some pretty rough experiences and has survived to tell the story. Last week, Emily and her dog, Lefty, agreed to brave a blustery afternoon on Medicine Lake in order to explore the shanties with me. While Lefty slid on the ice and sniffed various shanties, Emily and I discussed how it feels to have siblings who get married, have children, own homes and enjoy a financial security that eludes the likes of the two of us. Upon exiting the parking lot near the lake, Emily and I got the rental car stuck in a snowbank for dramatic effect and were rescued once again by Minnesotans.

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