Stories by Judith Sutherland

Life happens, no matter our plans

Thursday, November 27, 2014

With the re-setting of the clocks to standard time comes a darkness that plays right in to the hand of the changing calendar.

Growing up in a world unlike today

Thursday, November 20, 2014

While many in the 1950s and ‘60s were drawn to take a turn as a wild west cowboy, many of my memories involve ‘playing house,’ my older sisters telling me what to do and say.

Farm boys always know where their dad is

Thursday, November 13, 2014

When you’re looking for dad, ask your farm boy.

Playing ping-pong between grandpas

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It is well past time to put away the simple clothing of summer and early fall and reach for the gloves and hats and down-filled coats.

Looking forward to hunting season

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hunting season was a special time of year.

Something more than diamonds and gold

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In looking back over a lifetime of influences, most of my friends and school mates will tell you that those who command respect are the teachers from whom we learned the most.

Some teachers are hard to forget

Thursday, October 16, 2014

If we were to ask 100 people to name a person who had a large influence in their life, I would be willing to guess that a teacher would be among one of the oft-repeated answers.

Ear corn brought back childhood memories

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Picking ear corn was an historical time.

Carry on the good, let go of past

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Cherokee have a saying that harkens the lovely spirit of each ancestor during the birth of a baby, hoping to carry forward the commendable in those gone before us, while letting go of the human shortcomings each carried through this life.

Death leaves hole in the heart of many

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A collection of black 3-ring binders given to me by my Dad reveal a glimpse of a grandmother I never met.

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About Judith

Judith Sutherland, born and raised on an Ohio family dairy farm, now lives on a 70-acre farm not far from the area where her father’s family settled in the 1850s. Appreciating the tranquility of rural life, Sutherland enjoys sharing a view of her world through writing. Other interests include teaching, reading, training dogs and raising puppies. She and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter, in college.