The Baileys Harbor Bird and Booyah Club

Hardcover | June 11, 2012

byDave Crehore

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Open this book and you are in Door County, Wisconsin, strolling down Coot Lake Road—a one-lane, dead-end gravel track just a few miles from Baileys Harbor and the Lake Michigan shore. Along the way you meet George and Helen O’Malley, who are growing old gracefully. Russell, their brave and empathetic golden retriever, wags hello and offers you a paw to shake.
    The Olsons and the Berges live just down the road. Bump Olson is the local septic tank pumper and birdwatcher extraordinaire, and Hans Berge, MD, PhD, was at one time the only Norwegian psychiatrist in Chicago—or so he says. In a cottage out by the highway, you may spot Lloyd Barnes, ex–Tennessee state trooper, hound fancier, and local man of mystery. Uncle Petter Sorenson, visiting from Grand Forks, takes the polar bear plunge at Jacksonport. Around the neighborhood you’ll meet Deputy Doug, the flirtatious cellist Debbie Dombrowski, and Italian import Rosa Zamboni.
    Dave Crehore’s sketches of life on the Door peninsula also expound on:
•    the delights of codfish pizza
•    how to insult Canadians
•    what to expect at your fiftieth high school reunion
•    how to lose a school board election
•    the prevention of creeping old-fogyism
•    Marilyn, a buxom eight-pound smallmouth bass
•    and what goes on in the winter, when no one is there.

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Open this book and you are in Door County, Wisconsin, strolling down Coot Lake Road—a one-lane, dead-end gravel track just a few miles from Baileys Harbor and the Lake Michigan shore. Along the way you meet George and Helen O’Malley, who are growing old gracefully. Russell, their brave and empathetic golden retriever, wags hello and of...

Dave Crehore is a longtime resident of northeast Wisconsin and a retired writer and photographer for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. His first book, Sweet and Sour Pie, was also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:156 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:June 11, 2012Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299286703

ISBN - 13:9780299286705

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Table of Contents

Back Home Again in Baileys Harbor

Don't Get Old Before I Do

Bear Trouble

About As Good As It Gets

The Hound of the Basketballs

The Outcasts of Caribou Camp

Pennies from Heaven

The Four Musketeers

Let George Do It

Reefer Madness

Just a Gigolo

Miracle on Coot Lake Road

Petter Takes the Plunge

Hidden Depths

The Last Summer

The Return of Tuddy

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“For an inexpensive trip to one of Wisconsin’s premier tourist sites, read The Baileys Harbor Bird and Booyah Club by Dave Crehore.”—Hudson Star-Observer