Ellen Airgood

Ellen Airgood

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I grew up on a small farm, the youngest of four children. My father was a blacksmith and a schoolteacher. For the last nineteen years I’ve been a waitress in Grand Marais, Michigan. I was twenty-five when I came to this tiny, Lake Superior town, on a camping trip with my sister, and fell in love with the man who made my cheese sandwich and chocolate malt at the local diner. We met, exchanged assessing, almost challenging gazes, and six months later we got married. I told my sister we would, on the way back to our campsite that first day. “You’re crazy,” she said worriedly. But pretty soon she grinned, shook her head, started getting into the spirit of it. “Well,” she said. “This is going to be interesting.” And it has been.

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Life gallops along. Last night on the phone my friend Karen said, I know it means you’re living when time flies by so fast, but man, oh, man– Yes. Exactly. I spend most of my time in the diner, and life in a restaurant is a whirl of tasks and people and hurry. I love [...]
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Average rating: 3.59 · 2,537 ratings · 634 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
South of Superior
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“You know, people thought it was so sad that I gave up so much to take care of Emmy, but it wasn't sad. It was love, it was life.”
Ellen Airgood

“The basket would never make her famous or end up in a museum. The best part of it was the making of it, sitting at the table weaving while outside the lake crashed into shore and the seagulls roosted somewhere for the night and two women stopped for a moment to watch.”
Ellen Airgood, South of Superior

“It was more that he did better being busy, keeping to a routine. It helped hold the black dogs of thought at bay. Also he had learned that a person could be happy with having done the best they could under the circumstances. It didn't always have to be bright and shiny and impressive to the outside observer.”
Ellen Airgood, South of Superior

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