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New London, Ohio, festival celebrates 100 years: Small town pride carries life lessons

Thursday, September 4, 2008

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 […]

Hate snakes? Bet I can outrun you!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

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.

Parents’ presence, not presents, the key

Thursday, August 21, 2008

‘”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 […]

Dogs are four-legged companions, saviors

Thursday, August 14, 2008

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 heroes in this world

Thursday, August 7, 2008

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 […]

Small town celebrations can’t be beat

Thursday, July 31, 2008

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 […]

If only farmers could run the world

Thursday, July 24, 2008

“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 […]

A day of child’s play is magical

Thursday, July 10, 2008

“To be with a child is to become a bit of a child again, for that magical moment.” — Anonymous For one wonderful day last week, I had the chance to return to being a kid for an entire day. My niece Jody and her husband, Dave, have been blessed with two wonderful little boys […]

A whole new meaning to July Fourth

Thursday, July 3, 2008

This past week has been one in which I have come to realize how very much I should appreciate the freedom I tend to take for granted, and the many blessings of living where I live. As the nation celebrates Independence Day, two very opposite stories have landed in my lap which opened my eyes […]

The scents of summer hold memories

Thursday, June 26, 2008

“The Salinas Valley is in Northern California. It is a long narrow swale between two ranges of mountains, and the Salinas River winds and twists up the center until it falls at last into Monterey Bay. I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers. I remember where a toad may live and what […]

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