Daneele and her husband Jay Shipman live in rural Frazee with their children Carter and Cassidy. Daneele is originally from the Chicago area, but has lived in Frazee for over 20 years. Daneele enjoys reading, quilting, knitting and gardening. She is a freelance writer for the Frazee-Vergas Forum and a Frazee Area Community Club director.
The scariest Halloween display in Frazee is next to the elementary school, owned and decorated by Mark & Dawn Flemmer. Don’t forget to swing by the Flemmer’s on Halloween night to see the scary lights and hear the spooky sounds only the darkness can bring out.
The history of Halloween and the traditions of today can be traced back to the ancient Celtic Day of the Dead where people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.
The kids had an awesome time at the old family cabin including (from left) Alex (family friend), Levi, CallaBelle, Luke, Calicia, Ella & Khloe, Amy, baby Elena, Emily, Tucker, Johnny, Brian and Rachel.
Recently our son Levi came home for a short visit from Alaska, where he has been living the last year.
In between all the different chores to prepare for winter, it’s fun to take a break now and then. In this picture my great-nephew Brayden (left) and his sister Kylee (far right), along with my two great-nieces twins Ella & Khloe with my daughter CallaBelle (middle) had so much fun playing in the leaves they raked in a pile.
Minnesotans seem to love to talk about the weather, maybe because one day can be hot and sunny and the next day will have near-freezing temps just like a few days ago.