Category: Oostburg Wisconsin

Creative and Music Notes

Winter so far is not as severe as some years, though yesterday was a grey and cold day. We walked around Veterans Park in town, stopped at Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly, and then enjoyed a simple lunch at home.

In the afternoon,
I listened to It’s About Love,
a beautiful CD by Karen Marie Garrett
“Award-Winning Pianist and Composer.”
I ordered the CD from Karen Marie Garrett’s store.

And I learned of Karen’s art from Pandora, and then bought a CD from Amazon. So all seems to work together. So wonderful that there are so many ways to share our creative work. On Sunday, I bought two books at Goodwill in Sheboygan. I looked at every book shelf, and perhaps other areas of the store next time!

Last week, I received a letter to remind me to schedule a follow-up medical appointment, and I called on Monday. Grateful for the care.

We bought tulips at Walmart.
These pictures are courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger

to admire

to admire
on the counter
and bring home
with great care

a work of art
to nourish
body and soul
the recipe over
80 years old

marbled rye bread
from Oostburg Bakery

Oostburg Bakery “Great Taste For Generations”

Poem from March 2015

Ellen Grace Olinger

The small park where Karl took many photos this year is across the street from the bakery, by the railroad tracks. So that is a nice routine – to visit the park, walk around town, and buy some bakery.

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin

January morning

January morning
and the light is new

I move a small plant
from a file cabinet
to the sun on my desk

a new plant
to inspire prayers
for healing

One day we went to the Village Shoe Service store in town. They also sell crafts, cards, soaps, and other items. I bought a plant in a small pitcher with painted flowers, which also benefits cancer care in Sheboygan (need to learn more).

Some other local businesses we also visited over the holidays in our Town of Holland, Sheboygan County:

Country Grove, in Cedar Grove
Judi’s Place, in Oostburg
Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly, in Oostburg
Oostburg Bakery

Next on my list is the library! I so love this general area.

We donated to the Aurora Health Care Foundation, under the Grateful Patient program.

Ellen Grace Olinger