Wendi’s Word: Brother bond

Five-year-old Jonathan opens his arms to the side and asks his two-year-old little brother, Oliver, for a hug. Oliver walks up and leans in for a hug. It will continue for a few more moments and may or may not happen a couple more times a day – the sweet brother moment. Jonathan keeps growing […]

Wendi’s Word: MTV flashbacks

It popped up on feeds a few times during the weekend on social media. MTV was officially 40 years old, debuting on August 1, 1981. I barely remember watching it the first decade it was on. Heck, I was barely a toddler when it debuted. Being as young as I was I don’t believe my […]

Wendi’s Word: Thursday adventure

My co-pilot was very specific as we took the day off and drove around last Thursday. I was on the lookout for garage sale signs and we did find quite a few subdivision sales – even two in Clarkston on the route we were taking. But again, my five-year-old co-pilot, Jonathan, was specific – if […]

Wendi’s Word: Summer like a mom

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and enjoyed the warm, sunny weather after all the rain we had a few weeks ago. I spent most of Saturday having a Mommy Day. I didn’t go anyplace special really I didn’t go anywhere except the basement. Thinking about it now, it’s mirrors really well with my […]

Wendi’s Word: A school year ends

Students left schools for the last time for this school year on Friday. What a school year! There were ups. There were downs. There were a lot of uncertainties and a lot of emotion. I hope you and your family made it through the school year despite the curvy road it took to get to […]

Wendi’s Word: Hooray for ’21 grads

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! You have taken your final tests, received your caps and gowns and taken the final walk in your high schools. I will say it was nice to see smiling faces at the Clarkston High School Senior Funcheon, May 21. It was nice to see smiles. The masks were down […]

Wendi’s Word: Spring has arrived

Ah, sweet springtime! The boys were made for the outdoors. Five-year-old Jonathan has no problem jumping out of the vehicle after coming home from school and going right to his “rock quarry” in the backyard. Really it’s just dirt from where we pulled out a lot of overgrown plants and weeds from behind the house. […]

Wendi’s Word: More boxes, more fun

It’s spring time! Big exclaimation mark. Huge! I am excited for garage sales. More specifically to hold a garage sale. There’s just…so…much stuff. It is definitely spring clean time. I was good at the beginning of 2021 – making a list of every area of the house for a checklist with the goal to go […]

Wendi’s Word: What a year!

We are coming to the one-year mark where life…got a little crazy and changed our lives from how we work, go to the store or even go to restaurants. I still remember Jim Sherman, Jr., our publisher, walking into The Clarkston News office on Friday, March 20 and shutting down the office. The invitation was […]

Wendi’s Word: Winter is back!

Here we are, a week into February and all winter sports will be back to running this week. Any other year, some sports would be starting the post-season about now or getting into those last final weeks of games. Not this year. All winter sports went on a pause mid-November. Slowly sports have come back […]