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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Monday, June 26, 2006


The cherries in Leelanau county are starting to turn and soon the orchards will be full of the sounds of cherry shakers and fork lifts.Just a month ago when we arrived here the orchards looked like this.
Teddy's brother, John Schlueter, is hard at work getting ready to start shaking his orchards in the next couple of weeks. Last year John shook over one million pounds of cherries and in a good year may harvest a million and a half pounds. However a late frost damaged approximately 50% of this year's crop so this is not going to be a banner year. In farming, just as in casino gambling, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. The hope is, that the winnings will cover the losses with something left over for profit.

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