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Reminiscing over Christmas traditions

Thursday, December 18, 2014

From square dancing to singing, Christmas was a time for tradition.

Happy memories never fade away

Thursday, December 11, 2014

One of my happiest holiday memories is now fading for me, but it is still there in an old movie-reel, lovely sort of way.

What’s in a name? Everything!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

There is no venue more inviting for a gaggle of girls than a big old farm with a constantly changing cast of characters.

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.

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.

Grandma Helen’s goal was to provide education, and students can’t learn when hungry

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Grandma Helen knew the importance of nutrition and good education.

Grandmother knew joys of hard work

Thursday, September 11, 2014

One person I have long admired is someone I never had the chance to meet.

Farm life soothes with tedium, richness

Thursday, September 4, 2014

“Whenever I have worked on farms, I have found my thoughts drifting back to the early agricultural parables, perhaps because the very nature of manual work leaves one’s mind open to unhampered thinking, and perhaps because many farm chores today are remarkably unremoved from farm chores thousands of years old — shoveling out irrigation canals […]

Remember to talk about safety, on the road and in the field

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rash of recent car accidents is a reminder to talk about safety.

Parlor games and summer chores

Thursday, August 21, 2014

As summer winds toward fall, this has been a year constantly ahead of itself, it seems.

Hard work, embracing change pays dividends on the farm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Farm lessons included ‘hard work, taking nothing for granted.’

This farm style stood the test of time

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Just this past week, a friend and I got to talking about how certain traditions have been handed down, some by family, others through the law of life’s essentials.

Summertime on the farm for kids makes anything seem possible

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summertime memories of being a kid on the farm.

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