Paul Silloway and Bette Lambert

Life In The Sugarwoods

My entire life has been spent in the sugarwoods, one way or another. As a child, riding always on the gathering sled or trailer, hanging on for dear life, mittens soaked with sap slopping up out of the filter, and hours in the sugarhouse while Dad boiled. He gave us tastes of hot, fresh syrup,…

Sledding

January 18, 2016

I was musing about mowing lawns next summer, then talking about going to the sugarwoods, when Paul, scowling, said,”Why can’t you just walk on the road, like the other ladies?” He thinks I should be more careful. And he’s right, I’ve had some ankle trouble. This morning I thought about walking, nicely, on the road,…