No—this is not a review of the old John Wayne cavalry movie of a similar name. This is about a book by a writer from northern Michigan—Elberta country. It is a war story. It is a story of exceptionally brave people. It is not all about men, although some very tough men are core characters. The events in this book are now more than 15 years old, yet it will provide any reader with a better understanding of a place still struggling with a daily reality and way of life shaped by those events, in ways almost unimaginable here in our bucolic existence.
Support the Elberta Solstice Festival by joining them January 28th at the Cabbage Shed for a night of music, food, and fun. Delicious food provided by the Cabbage Shed and Jim Barnes (Elberto’s Taqueria). 50-50 Raffle, Pool, Darts, Foosball and Cornhole throughout the night. Live music with Jake Fysinge at 5:00pm and Alfredo Improvisational Quartet at 7:00pm.
A group of Villagers will meet at the Village Office this week at 6 pm on Wednesday, Winter Solstice, to go caroling throughout Elberta. All are welcome. Songsheets will be provided, so don’t worry if your lyrical knowledge is a bit rusty. Warm up your pipes and your spirits!