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Eight Tiny Reindeer

Thursday, December 17, 2015

At Christmastime we read and hear poems, stories, and songs about reindeer. There are those eight tiny reindeer, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, and the one that ran over Grandma. Once, Harold Kurtz, a missionary in the Presbyterian … Read more

Geese And Crabapples

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Across from our house is a park that has a couple of ponds in it. When they built the park, they brought some ducks and geese to make their home around the ponds. Now there are not many ducks, but a lot of geese. They love to come into … Read more

Apple Cider

Friday, November 19, 2010

On a hot fall day, our high school marching band took part in the Apple Festival in Chilhowie, Virginia, USA. We marched in a parade, and then waited around for our time to compete in the field competition. After that … Read more

The Blue Jay

Sunday, October 31, 2010

There is a tree not far from the covered patio behind my parents' house. For years, my mother has taken bread and other food, torn it into small pieces, and thrown it out off the patio. In the morning, there … Read more

The White Cat

Sunday, July 26, 2009

We are used to seeing animals come onto our property. We have a large yard and a pasture. One day, there was a totally white cat, which we had never seen before, sitting near our birdfeeder. It was intensely watching … Read more


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

When we think of gifts for women, we probably think of flowers, candy, etc. But what about a hand plough? Or maybe a wheelbarrow? I know a woman who got these last two as gifts. A hand plough as a … Read more

When Was It?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I read about Mike May, who lost his sight when he was three years old. Forty years later, medical technology had created a way, through surgery, for him to see. Even though his eye turned out perfectly, his brain could … Read more

Seeing But Not Seeing

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The news has had stories of some people who have been blind for a long time. Then, through medical technology, they are now able to see. They could see items — but their brains could not process all they saw. … Read more

On The Trail

Monday, November 17, 2008

Our town is a mail stop on the Appalachian Trail. I have talked to some of the hikers on the trail. I have learned that every now and then, a tree will be marked to let them know that they … Read more

Jail And Bail

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A friend of mine was approached by a sheriff's deputy, who served him with a warrant. The friend was then handcuffed, placed into a cruiser, and taken to a makeshift jail, where he had to serve time until he could … Read more

Tabby And Rambo

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

In July, a dark grey kitten showed up at our house. She was so loving. She would jump up onto anyone's lap to be petted. Of course, we loved having a cat like that, so we kept her. We named … Read more


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