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Journey of hardship and faith

Thursday, February 17, 2005

As the journey by covered wagon unfolds for Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband and young daughter, Rose, it becomes apparent that the travelers will be glad to settle down in a new home.

Traveling journal: Wagons go west

Thursday, February 3, 2005

In the traveling journal of Laura Ingalls Wilder, it is interesting to read not only of their daily trials and tribulations as they headed west in their covered wagon, but of the local farming struggles in the barren soil of 1894.

A trip with Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, January 27, 2005

While many are familiar with The Little House on The Prairie tales from Laura Ingalls Wilder, many have never read the diary she kept while traveling from South Dakota to Mansfield, Mo.

Remembering cowboy commandments and glowing campfire perfection

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Remember the good old days of the cowboy commandments?
It seems like such a long time ago when every child wanted to be a cowboy who stood up for all that was good, honorable and right.

Writing, and living, in the dark

Thursday, January 13, 2005

This past week has been a week of challenges.
A chilly rain was falling when we went to bed on Wednesday night.

Dark, chilly Christmas memories

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Winter’s blasts of snow and ice tickle the fancy of some while creating for others extreme hard work for hours on end, along with nightmarish challenges that cannot be resolved overnight.

Life in 1904: Dying at 47, 4-cent sugar

Thursday, December 30, 2004

As we close out the year, it is interesting to look back on what life was like 100 years ago.
In the year 1904, according to an interesting fact sheet, the average life expectancy in the United States was 47 years.

The days of old seem perfect

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Reading this Christmas book of personal stories collected by President Carter prompted many memories shared by my father over the years.

Book reminds us good overpowers evil

Thursday, December 16, 2004

It has been said that much can be determined about the character of a man by studying the way he treats animals.

Nothing like a 3-year-old spark plug

Thursday, December 9, 2004

It was a gray and dreary morning. Not much happening. Not much to spark the day. Until the phone rang.

Getting a ‘license’ for independence

Thursday, December 2, 2004

My daughter Caroline is putting her driver’s permit to good use, always asking if there is any place I need to go, ever willing to drive me.

As things go down, look to ridge tops

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Just this past week, I once again had a meeting with school officials regarding Cort’s on-going struggle with his health and how that pertains to his education.

Staring down the mouse that roared

Thursday, November 18, 2004

I am decidedly a country girl from way back, but I confess to one odd trait that makes me look like a city kid in the biggest way.

Listening is more than just hearing

Thursday, November 11, 2004

“You often think that if you listen to what other people or situations require, you are being passive, even subordinate.

We’re gonna need a big combine

Thursday, November 4, 2004

There is nothing quite so delightful as a child at play, imagination at full mast, evoking our own childhood past.

Program enriched many lives

Thursday, October 21, 2004

One of the most interesting segments of time in American history is one that few youth of today know anything about.

Looking around, the skyline changes

Thursday, October 14, 2004

“Why do we love to gaze on the blue canopy of the summer sky, the many-colored flowers of the spring, the beautiful faces of innocent children? Why do we love to listen to the symphony of the orchestra, the music of the mountain wind playing with the pine trees, the mighty voice of lonely waterfalls?
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Sharing memories of first rural radio

Thursday, October 7, 2004

“When we were kids on the farm, long before the days of rural electrification, we owned a battery-powered Philco radio.

Doesn’t federal deficit worry anyone?

Thursday, September 30, 2004

“The U.S. Congress, which never ceases to be amazing, recently voted to give the Pentagon $11 billion more than it had asked for.

Sweat equity pays off at county fair

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Our county fair, among the very last in the state to open each year, is under way.
The timing of this fair delights many, as they can select their very best produce to enter for 4-H and open class judging, and cattle and hogs are given just a little extra time to reach as close to perfection as possible.

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