Since 1988, Timothy Fay of Anamosa has published the Wapsipinicon Almanac. The 2018 edition is now for sale. The old-fashioned publication features contributions from 20 people, mostly Iowans, and has become a staple of Iowa literature.
Over the 40 years since its initial release, Fay reflects on those he has loved and lost during his time publishing the almanac.
"I write more and more these days of old friends and associates being ushered off into that great editorial office in the sky. It's good to cherish people with whom I've worked and admired and was able to share and relate trends and adventures of yore," he says. "But now I'm celebrating a new granddaughter who was born last Christmas."
During this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Fay, senior reporter at the Des Moines Register Mike Kilen, Scattergood Friends School teacher Jane Purcell, multimedia producer Dean Rathje, and retired farmer Jim Walters about their contributions to the Wapsipinicon Almanac.