“In the back pasture, a newborn calf arrived this morning, all wobbly-legged and glistening wet. The sun warmed us as we walked across the valley and up the hill toward the barn, the pace slow, steady. It was a glorious morning to be reminded that new life requires patience and a bit of prodding to […]
We are only given so many Septembers, and columnist Judith Sutherland intends to enjoy each one she has been granted.
It is a dismal day in U.S. history, a day that we shall never, ever forget. It is and always has been our responsibility as U.S. citizens to pay attention to what is going on in our country, and it seems it is more important than ever. We are just weeks away from electing a […]
This past weekend was a very special one for our family. As New London, Ohio, celebrated its 100th Labor Day Festival anniversary, we wouldn’t have missed it for the world. New London is a small town, and it is the town where my husband and his brothers grew up together. Their parents, Don and Edie […]
I recall lots of great stories around the campfire over the years. Those who loved to hunt always enjoyed telling their biggest, baddest hunting stories. Those who liked to fish always chimed in with great fish stories, and somehow, the subject always seemed to turn to stories of snakes.
Huge, scary, waiting-to-pounce snakes.
‘”A mother understands what a child doesn’t say.” — Anonymous This is a tale of two moms. For those of you who have been enjoying the Olympics, you may have already shared this thought. In the stands The mother of Michael Phelps is the mom we all would want to have on our side, cheering […]
I am convinced the dog world is blessed with its own share of heroes. I’ve been lucky enough to know some of them quite well.
There really are still heroes in the world. While most people talk about their plans for retirement with visions of sandy beaches and endless golf courses dancing in their head, one man had an entirely different vision. While flying a commercial jet over the Pacific, Bill Gross commented to his co-worker in the cockpit, “When […]
There was the milkman, the postman, the soda jerk and the hardware clerk. We had the shy guy, the intrepid talker, the lady forever dressed to the nines with every hair in place, no matter it was just a boring Monday in our little town. We were blessed with the grain elevator owner who respected […]
“As part of a training exercise, those newly-inducted were served orders that they could run the world as individuals for a full seven days. They tried their best to operate in an individual fashion, barking orders in their own way. The cadets fell all over themselves making one huge mistake after another until they reached […]