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Lowell / Syringa News: Living on the easy street of retirement

Lowell, Syringa

Lowell, Syringa


Marie Smith 208-926-0803

— From the hill above Lowell, I write this as a recently retired resort owner. I slept with a smile on my face last night and uninterrupted with no middle of the night cabins to rent.

This morning I drank my coffee without one phone call coming in. I did a load of wash with only some socks and jeans of my own: not one single sheet, not one single towel, not even a stack of cleaning rags!

I am on easy street right here in Lowell.

From now on I’ll report the news as a civilian, no stories about travelers, no bar jokes, no fishing stories, and not even a “why won’t my cell phone work?” complaint. This is a new day!


Marie Smith 1976


Marie Smith 2018

At the Idaho County Light and Power Co-op meeting last week, I want to say thanks to everyone who said that my article was the first thing they read, especially Greg Smith, Steve Ryan, and Dave Harrington. So, with that in mind, I will do my best in this new life I’m stepping into, to report the news and not embellish too much.

Mr. Max sez he likes it in old No. 1 cabin cause Gramma can just play, not answer the phone all day!


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