Monthly Archives: September 2022

Thank you, volunteers

“Many hands make light work” especially the work preceding any community event. Recently I enjoyed the work of others preparing the Wildlife Game Banquet at Marrable Hill Chapel. Except for the bit of food I brought to share, I sat … Continue reading

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Cooking 1907 style

The century old recipe book I picked up recently demonstrates the challenges my grandmother faced in the kitchen as a young bride. In 1907 the St. Katherine‚Äôs Guild of Grace Church in Oak Park, Ill. collated a hard bound church … Continue reading

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Stretching the vocabulary

Count the 370 words added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary this year. Each entered the dictionary after folks used the word in speech and/or writing. Sus became part of our language as lazy folks cut short the syllables of suspicious or … Continue reading

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How far will you go because you love

For my parents, driving the 2,500 miles between Arizona and our hometown in Steuben County, New York took quite a while. With five children in the family, flying never was an option, nor was staying in Arizona. So we drove. … Continue reading

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