Category Archives: Family

Lessons From Earlier Gardeners

My parents bought their first and only home in the early 1950s. It was to that house I was taken as a newborn baby, and it was from that house I moved out in the early 1980s when I married. … Continue reading

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His Dream Job

My husband died over a year ago, and the date of his burial is about a month away. I’ve had to go back to work after being out of the workforce since 2016, but thankfully, only part-time. That has allowed … Continue reading

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Swing Set and Engine Hoist

I doubt that my male friends who work on cars would naturally think of a swingset as a possible engine hoist – but then ours was not an ordinary swing set. Anchored on one end by a substantial Pear Tree … Continue reading

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The Day After Thanksgiving

Let me begin by hoping that you and yours have had a blessed Thanksgiving. In my book, that includes these hopes: no one choked on a turkey bone no one got in an accident driving to or from the location … Continue reading

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The Advent of Our God and Politics in Places of Worship

Some time ago, one of my readers sent me a private message asking if I would discuss whether Pastors, Rabbis, Priests should address current political issues when teaching or preaching to the gathered faithful. Although I know what I think … Continue reading

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Drafted, 1941

I scrawled the following lines in 2004,  about my parents during WWII.  They married in 1941 and had six months before my father had to report for duty. Between March 1942 and October 1945, he served under General Patton in … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa

I am always impressed by the many bloggers who write regularly, thoughtfully, and on time. I set out to write two blog posts a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 1 p.m. Eastern time. Alas, Today is WEDNESDAY. I … Continue reading

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An Excellent Evening

Some weeks ago, I wrote a post about visiting long time friends on their farm. You can read about that here:  When the River Won’t Flow: A Delightful Getaway While visiting, I saw a picture in the Tractor Supply Catalog … Continue reading

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Dr. Elton Lehman Amid the Amish of Wayne County Ohio

Please allow me to offer a pleasant distraction to the current political wrangling that seems unending.   Recently, on October 30th, I wrote A Delightful Getaway about a visit I spent with friends on their farm. For this grieving woman — it was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 1517 and 2020

On October thirty-first, 1517, Martin Luther posted 95 theses on the Castle Church’s door at Wittenberg, Germany, to voice his concern and objection to some of the church’s practices. He chose the day because the faithful would be attending church … Continue reading

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