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Happy Thanksgiving! Though we should be thankful for what we have been given year around, this is a special time of the year set for us to be giving thanks. Somewhere along the way, it wasn’t just enough to give thanks on this special day, it...

 

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Monday was one of those beautiful fall days in the country. These kinds of days are becoming rare so we best enjoy them while they last. The recent freeze has caused leaves to fall from most of the trees. But some leaves are being stubborn, and just...

 

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This week is a special patriotic week for me as it is every year. November 10 is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps and this year it is their 246th birthday. As I’ve shared many times in Country Roads, my father went into the service...

 

District No. 39, one room schoolhouse stubbornly remains in Walnut Township

One room schoolhouses are hard to find as most have deteriorated through the years by weather and abandonment. These one room schoolhouses dotted the country side, and were only a few miles apart,...

 

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Within the past few weeks my hometown area lost three women who were considered to be roll models for many my age as we were growing up. Those in the older generation sometimes don’t realize how much influence they can be for the younger...

 

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It’s the sign of the times. Some of the sayings and words we used years ago might get a blank look if used today. Here are a few of those back-in-time sayings and words that have given way to the modern times. The word “baloney” or...

 

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Babies are a sure sign of positivity and gives one a deep hearted good feeling about the future. I received such a feeling when I got to hold my great-great niece recently. My great niece and her husband live a distance away so we don’t get to see...

 

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House designers these days say having a “mud room” in the house is a must. On a farm, what some today would term as being a “mud room” could be called a “catch all room” and to all farmwives, it is a must have room. It is entered when a...

 

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It’s getting to the end of the camping season and that saddens me. I know not everyone feels the same as I do about time at the lakes with a camper trailer. Years ago, when our sons were young, my husband and I thought we needed to get away from...

 

Burr Oak farmer-rancher has an iron clad hobby

Gale Jeffery, rural Burr Oak, has found a unique ironclad hobby featuring agricultural history. Six years ago this cow-calf operator and semi retired farmer started making shelves and tables as a...

 

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The country roads are busy this week with the fall harvest in full swing but they are also scenic. The fall colors are appearing. Travelers can take time to enjoy the rural fall happenings. Some of the early leafing trees are beginning to show some...

 

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Do you have your “Bucket List” written down and starting to cross things off of it? For those who haven’t heard of what a Bucket List is, it’s a list visiting places, doing things and seeing sights a person wants to do or see before they...

 

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September 11, brings mixed feelings to mind of horror, shock, sorrow, disbelief and even vengeance. It’s hard to believe it was 20 years ago the tragic attacks happened that destroyed the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York, part of...

 

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My container garden is overflowing! When deciding to downsize my vegetable garden this year, I imagined my produce would certainly be limited but not so. My farmer husband came up with the idea of using livestock “licking tubs” this year as...

 

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Visits to my farm usually takes me through my hometown and out west over the White Rock Creek Bridge. As the high school football season begins, the drive brings back a lot of memories. After I cross the White Rock Creek bridge, I see what once was...

 

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For the past two weeks, students have been returning to their classrooms and getting acquainted with their teacher or teachers. Recently a post on social media asked people to name their kindergarten or first grade teachers. I’m sure they were...

 

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Losing something becomes more common the older a person gets. Losing one’s cell phone or reading glasses becomes a weekly or sometimes daily happening. It’s getting to where I would like to drop the word “losing,” and start using the word...

 

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Monday afternoon the temperature gauge inched up towards the high 90s with predictions of reaching up into the 100s. Guess we could say it’s a typical Kansas-Nebraska August day for sure. It was so hot an egg could be fried on the sidewalk. It was...

 

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This spring and summer, people in America are ready to burst out, make a break for it and get away. Much like a caged bird, Americans were confined long enough following the COVID-19 scare and lockdown, and are ready to get out of the cage. When tryi...

 

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A question asked on social media yesterday, was “ What is a word you most associate with your mother?” It didn’t take me long to come up with my word associated with my mother. It would be “Horses”! She grew up with horses. Her father,...

 

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Things change and I certainly realize this the older I get. The last several wedding ceremonies I have been attended have been held outdoors at what is called a chosen “Venue” which officially is termed as “the place where something happens, es...

 

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Recently I saw a social media post made by a great-granddaughter sharing her memories of visiting her great-grandfather’s house as a child. The house was a large two story house that once stood along a road my parents would travel when going to a...

 

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Living on a farm most all of my life has given me an appreciation of the country life. Mostly it’s the simple things that draw my attention to my surroundings such as the lovely smell of freshly mowed alfalfa; the fragrance of the rain as it falls...

 

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Happy 245th Birthday of The United States of America! As we celebrate Independence Day over the week-end and into Monday, there will be picnics, BBQs, ball games, camping by a lake, fishing, boating and the firing off of numerous fireworks. Some...

 

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To those who say, “There are no entertaining events in this area,” I say “Look around. You can get your fill of entertainment right here. Consider what the area has to offer from the end of May through July. At Memorial Day time there is the...

 

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