Food surplus from canceled school hot lunch programs leads to discount for area food shelf

On a Sunday morning not long ago, our minister asked what gifts our church family can share with others. For many years Patti and I have volunteered at Bemidji Community Food Shelf (BCFS). A gift I share with others: Thanks to my thirty years’ experience in the meat industry, I often help make meat purchases. …

Past Events

Below is a list of past workshops, signings and speaking engagements that Wendell has been featured at. To bring Wendell to your event, contact him here. 2019 Veteran’s Program at Clearbrook-GonvickWriting Memory Stories Workshop with Wendell AffieldVeteran Addiction & Mental Health ConferenceVietnam War Roundtable: Brown Water Navy at MN Military Museum“Brotherhood” presented by BemidjiSpeaks at …

Pawns Excerpt

1955The Dip It was the winter Randy peed on the pork. After butchering a hog, rather than hanging the two sides in the granary, Herman brought them in and laid them across broken chairs on the porch. One afternoon during a blizzard, Randy, almost four years old, didn’t want to stand outside on the steps. …

About Wendell

It’s one thing to write a book; it’s another to live it. Wendell Affield never knew his father. His childhood was punctuated by a volatile mother and an unpredictable stepfather. At twelve, he and his siblings were placed in foster homes, his mother committed to a mental hospital. At sixteen, he rode the rails out …