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Thanksgiving 2020 is turning out to be one of making adjustments that may include cutting back on getting the whole family together as usual because of COVID warnings. For most people, it’s been dealing with making adjustments and trying to decide...

 

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“Button, Button, Who’s Got The Button?” Do you remember that childhood game? While attending country school at Oak Creek during the winter months, we would play all sorts of games that were enjoyed while remaining inside the warm schoolhouse....

 

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Blow Kansas winds blow! Kansas is known for the winds of the plains. Sunday a strong south wind blew through Kansas on into Nebraska with wind gusts reported from 40 upward of 50 miles per hour. As I drove to church, going west to east on the highway...

 

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I will certainly be glad when this election is over. It used to be by late election day evening, it was known who won the election. This year it may be a different story. We may not learn who won until days or weeks later. This election has been one...

 

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It was an awakening this morning to note the ground was covered in snow with more flakes steadily falling. We heard it was coming via weather reporters last night but had hoped we would be missed this time. I know, I know, we need the moisture but...

 

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Playing the piano has been an enjoyment in my life. I’m not an accomplished concert pianist by any means. Playing for the fun of it is what I like doing, and of course playing hymns for church is also top on my piano selection list. My parents...

 

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At this writing on Oct. 12, this country is not only observing Columbus Day but it’s also the Annual National Farmers Day! So are the farmers and their families out celebrating today, taking a day off, observing a holiday? Most all of the farmers...

 

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On a chilly night there is nothing more warm and comforting to crawl into bed and cover up with than a homemade cozy quilt. There is talent in creating a work of art from material, by matching colors and patterns, then stitching them all together...

 

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It’s busy on the farm right now. Just like a squirrel preparing for winter, the farmers are trying to wrap up most of their farm work before winter sets in. It’s fall harvest time. The first day of fall arrived as the calendar presented that...

 

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Cousins are a wonderful connection for any family to have. They are an important family extension. Having lost most all of my aunts and uncles, their children are carrying on the legacy for their side of the family. I feel blessed to have many...

 

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There is a saying, “A book is a dream you hold in your hand.” There is nothing like the feeling you receive when on a snowy winter’s day, seated in a relaxing chair, wrapped up in a cozy throw, you hold a good book in your hands. Even on a...

 

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Grandparent’s Day is Sunday. In 1978 it was proclaimed by Congress that this nation would observe National Grandparent’s Day on the first Sunday following Labor Day. Grandparents play an important part in the family’s lives. Long gone are the d...

 

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During the past two weeks, students have started the new school year. For most students, parents and teachers, the beginning of the 2020 school year is one of adjustments and decisions having to be made during the pandemic. Some are jumping right...

 

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We are getting closer to fall as August draws to a close. August is not one of my favorite months of the year. I guess it’s because of the hot days, knowing it’s the end of summer and winter awaits. Some interesting facts about August are it’s...

 

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It was in the 1983 John Anderson’s Country Song, I’m “Just A Swingin!” For my birthday this year, my husband and I rescued an old porch swing which had been in storage for many years.This swing holds such special memories for me. The wooden...

 

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Birthdays aren’t what they used to be! With my farmer husband and I having our birthdays coming three weeks apart, we recently celebrated those days enjoying birthday wishes via social media and cards via mail. We had meals with friends and...

 

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It’s time to start checking out the back seat of your car or pickup for those zucchinis and cucumbers left there by some willing giver. The vegetable gardens are bursting with produce just ripe for picking and those who have more than they can use...

 

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It was a typical summer Sunday afternoon. The humidity was almost unbearable making it hard to catch one’s breath. The sun bore down making the temperature reach well into the 90s. Weather forecasters had reported heavy rains were to arrive but...

 

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Is this really the middle of July in Jewell County? My calendar says it is but it certainly does not look that way along the country side. It is the end of wheat harvest and even though the daytime temperatures have reached well up into the 90s, the...

 

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“You Scream., I Scream. We All Scream For Ice Cream!”Sunday is National Ice Cream Day and though any time of the year is a good time to enjoy a dip or two. What better time for eating delicious cold ice cream than during hot July? Recently I...

 

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Just before the first day of the month, I check my “Days To Remember” book and birthdays and wedding anniversary dates are written on our desk calendar. This book was purchased at the variety store in my hometown just before I was married. I...

 

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America is set to celebrate it’s 244th Birthday, July 4th, 2020! Yes, it was 244 years ago that the forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence from England. With some of the usual firework displays postponed, this year’s celebration will...

 

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I’ve been what some people call a “history buff.” For many years the history teacher at my home school was Mildred Mullins. She was a strict teacher with her pop tests and memorizing historical speeches, but she made sure I learned what was...

 

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It's cherry picking time! The only problem is I don't have any cherry trees to pick from. Several years ago a cherry tree start was ordered from a seed catalog. After selecting just the right spot,...

 

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Summer came early! What happened to spring? It somehow was blown away by the strong hot Kansas south winds. With the hot winds went my beautiful flower blooms. Since hardly any rain has arrived in our area, the rock roads are blowing. Dust is...

 

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