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Eat our veggies

I slumped at the kitchen table staring at cake. Grandma shook her head, “You have to eat your food to have cake.” I looked at the meat, potatoes and vegetables. My eight-year-old self protested. Grandma just looked. I would eat … Continue reading

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Typewriter tales

Carrying two small cases, my husband passed a group of teachers as he walked into the grade school. “What do you have in the cases?” one asked. “Typewriters.” “What is a typewriter? and why are you bringing them here?” “One … Continue reading

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Temper tantrum payback

As buses began rolling down the streets, Facebook pages lit up with links to a post from Haley Hassell who visited three stores searching for the specific pencil case her daughter wanted for first grade. As a single mom, meeting … Continue reading

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How we met and married

One of the granddaughters asked me to do a “grandmother’s story” journal. So this is one answer to the many questions in the book. How I met your father/grandfather The Sunday evening before Goshen College closed for the winter break … Continue reading

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A new hobby for hubby

We used to have a dining room. Then I saw a pink sewing machine labeled, “Does not work, make an offer.” I definitely needed a pink machine. “I doubt you want what I have to offer,” I said pulling out … Continue reading

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Praying over the little things

Frustrated as I searched for something, I grabbed my phone and texted a short message to my son, “Please pray that I will find this lost item.” He believes in the power of prayer. At least he does now. Years … Continue reading

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House on the Rocks

Some people go to museums We went to the House on the Rock in Spring Green, Wis. built on a mountain pinnacle by Alex Jordan. We went to see his house and his collections of collections: dolls, circus dioramas, church … Continue reading

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A breakfast conversation

Bored after the night shift at the hotel desk, the night clerk “Mack” eagerly greeted us as the first guests arriving for breakfast. “I have three sons and three jobs,” he said. His list included three nights a week at … Continue reading

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healing to help others

Our trip compass pointed north, so we added boxes of Christian literature and Bibles and planned a detour to Love Packages in Butler, Ill. I like to read and share books so I collect to give to Love Packages which … Continue reading

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a time to gather, a time to distribute

The rotary cutter I needed hid somewhere in the pile of quilting fabric. A box overflowing with cloth that could not fit into the overstuffed fabric closet blocked my path. I shoved aside quilt blocks to find the sewing machine. … Continue reading

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