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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.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Beating the high cost of fuel

With diesel fuel hovering around the $5.00/gallon mark we aren't firing up the truck as often. Traverse City is 20 miles away so we don't go into Traverse unless we have to. We make a list of what we need so that when I have a doctors appointment we also visit Lyle & Kathy (my brother); then go grocery shopping at Sam's & Meijer's, and visit Ace, Lowe's, Staples etc. if necessary. Teddy's mother is homebound and has to have help with meals etc. so Teddy has to visit her daily. Her home is about four miles from here and instead of driving Teddy rides her Greenspeed trike over there.

Here she is all loaded up and ready to go.

She also rides into the village of Cedar (14 miles round trip) to pick up necessary inci-dentals such as milk, meat, saltpork, bullets and whiskey.

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