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Hearth to Heart: Fall Mornings

Thursday, September 9, 2004

Cool night air, lingering now at dawn, drifts through the open windows of the house. We want to huddle under covers and stay in our warm beds, but not today – a school day.

A friend battles next hurricane

Thursday, September 9, 2004

The swirling hurricane season keeps pounding away, and everyone I’ve talked to in recent days is concerned about friends and family living in the southeast.

Life Out Loud: Replaced, rejected, retired

Thursday, September 9, 2004

The most dedicated servant is always the last to see the layoff coming.
One minute, you think you have the utmost in job security.

Bush and Kerry come a-courtin’

Thursday, September 2, 2004

As November’s election nears, U.S. presidential candidates are criss-crossing the country to woo rural America, particularly Ohio.

‘Water, water everywhere … [not] any drop to drink.’

Thursday, September 2, 2004

My feet splashed through the couple inches of water that covered our basement concrete. Where should I start to clean up? The narrow path through the stuff piled everywhere overwhelmed me.

Imaginations keep farm kids busy

Thursday, September 2, 2004

“Some days, we would simply walk the fields and stroll the woods just for enjoyment. It seemed we didn’t really need a good reason, but sometimes we would offer to check the north fence or insist upon checking to see if the latest storm knocked any trees about in the back woods.

Celebrity wedding survival guide

Thursday, September 2, 2004

Traditionalists who believe that marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman are undoubtedly heartened by the knowledge that America’s reigning queen of overexposed celebrity, Jennifer Lopez, walked down the aisle this summer for the third time.

Where have you gone Danny, Pat, Dan, Trevor?

Thursday, September 2, 2004

Before September becomes a blur of harvest dust, election mud and campaign slurs, it’s time to catch up on some of the characters who have waltzed through this space.

Back to school project

Thursday, August 26, 2004

It’s hard to believe that summer break from school is drawing to an end. Many of us are already involved with sports practices and band camp that kept us thinking of school and schedules.

Horses ‘utterly horror-stricken’

Thursday, August 26, 2004

“For those who did not drive one, automobiles were an unmitigated nuisance and often provided even dangerous situations.

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