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Dad’s legacy lives on in memories

Thursday, August 20, 2009

“My father asserted there was no better place to bring up a family than in a rural environment. There’s something about getting up at 5 a.m., feeding the stock and chickens, and milking a couple of cows before breakfast that gives you a lifelong respect for the price of butter and eggs.” — Bill Vaughan […]

We have so much for which to be grateful

Thursday, August 13, 2009

“Dad hitched up the horses and told me the farm was my responsibility now. He was going in search of work, for a week, a month, maybe a year. I felt the weight of it all the way to my bones. I had a man’s job. As Pa drove away, my mother cried. I did […]

‘Pippi’ makes everything less scary

Thursday, August 6, 2009

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” — Anais Nin I met Pippi Longstocking on the first day of school when I was 7 years old, and meeting her changed me forever. I had […]

Summertime brings back memories

Thursday, July 30, 2009

“The summer skies are darkly blue The days are still and bright And evening trails her robes of gold Through the dim halls of night.” — Sarah Helen Whitman, 1803-1878 What a beautiful summer! I would wish for this to last all the way to Christmas and beyond if I thought I could get my […]

Bring back the good old days

Thursday, July 23, 2009

“Never pass up a good opportunity to shut up.” — Will Rogers Tomes of writing have been published on opinions, philosophies, old-fashioned ways of accomplishing all sorts of things, as well as “New Age” thinking on how to manipulate others to see things your way. Not enough is said these days about following good, old […]

Our pony Topper is a keeper

Thursday, July 16, 2009

“It excites me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower…even in this space age. And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton, and a big drafter a full ton, either can be led about by a piece of string if he […]

Judge pony by character, not its past

Thursday, July 9, 2009

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” –Sir Winston Churchill I never would have believed that there is such thing as a perfect pony, but I have witnessed it long enough now to know this is not a fluke. This is the real deal. […]

We are blessed to live in rural America

Thursday, July 2, 2009

“Fireworks bring us together to celebrate all that we have, our many gifts as a free nation.” — Pearl Tinus, 1955 No matter how old we grow to be, bring out an amazing fireworks display and each of us lights up like a child in the depths of summer vacation. Last night, we were once […]

Live by the Golden Rule every day

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. — Matthew 7:12 The first time I ever heard the Golden Rule, I was a very young kid in Sunday school. A very ornery boy was acting up, pushing all the buttons of my dear Sunday school teacher. After politely asking the little boy […]

Never forget what so many have given

Thursday, June 18, 2009

“I stood in the national cemetery and realized, through the stony silence, that I was standing on sacred ground. I was surrounded by monuments of heroic Americans who deserve to be held in high regard for all time.” — Martin Abrams, 1947 Today I was given the opportunity to visit with a true American hero. […]


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