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Is it hot enough?

“Is it hot enough for you?” Yes, it is. It’s hot enough to stay inside, squeeze a lemon and sip ice cold lemonade under the ceiling fan. It’s hot enough to remember being a teenager and tossing hay bales in … Continue reading

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Nothing can go wrong

I have no need for another cookbook and yet for fifty cents at a yard sale, I could not resist buying two: “The Non-chew Cookbook” and “The Four Ingredient Cookbook.”  Non-chewing cooking tickled my funny bone. Chewing always follows cooking, … Continue reading

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Katie wants to help cook

The results may not be pretty, but with practice, a child’s household skills do improve.  My daughter encourages eagerness. So when Katie, 3, shoved the chair to the counter at my house saying, “I wanna help cook” I said, “you … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? A lot of fun evidently

If you ask my husband his name be prepared to settle down for a long, long, long discourse of an answer. “Well, my first name was Hershberger,” he responds. They look at him a bit puzzled. “Hershberger?” “Yes, before I … Continue reading

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Thunder and lightning wake us up

The boom of thunder and flash of lightning woke me. Rain pounded the windows, and lightning pierced the darkness. I laid there listening to the storm, added my observations about the storm to my Facebook page along with other storm … Continue reading

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One more year as camp counselor

 Two years ago my hubby declared himself too old to be a camp counselor. This year, the day our St. Louis grandchildren signed up to join their Little Rock cousins at church camp, he immediately said, “I’ll be a counselor … Continue reading

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One boy’s story

He walked alongside the road, huddled beside his mother to ward off the air whipping around him hearing the swoosh of cars passing him as they walked to school. No car and no bus meant they walked from their tiny … Continue reading

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Free pizza!

Last September, second grader Titus told his parents, “If I go to school every day, at the end of the month, I get a free pizza!” Titus likes pizza. September, October, November and December, Titus ate pizza. His classroom celebrated … Continue reading

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The Jinx returns

Just when I thought it was safe to come in out of the cold and enjoy a quiet meal in a restaurant, The Jinx returned.  I prefer eating at home. I like grocery shopping, making desserts, seasoning meats and chopping … Continue reading

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The Paxton Family remembers

Tomorrow, on Memorial Day we will remember the soldiers who fell in battle to protect our freedoms. One of those who remembers is Lester Paxton Jr. His uncles and father Lester Paxton Sr. fought in World War II. Paxton Jr. … Continue reading

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