Carrie Brown and brother

Carrie, right, and her brother in their younger years outside of their great-grandparents’ home in Leslie on a Sunday afternoon in August.

I come from a long line of bridge-playing, scrabble-playing, coffee-drinking, crossword puzzle-playing women that includes my mother, Marilyn Brown; her mother, Elaine Mitchell; my Aunt Margie; and my great-grandmother, Hazel Susan Sarah Sarepta Laxton Mitchell, who was named in honor of several relatives.

Of course, that name was much too long to go by for everyday introductions. She was known as Hazel.

About the writer: Carrie Brown is a communications professional and writer who lives in Spring Lake. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she won the Avery Hopwood Award for Poetry.

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Thank you ... I only wish we had more interesting columnists like you and a few others and less of the political garbage from people like Mark Smith and Cramer the fake priest

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