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11 July 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Getting Back Into the Reading Mode

For a number of reasons, my reading life left town several weeks ago. I’ve tried a bit here and there but it just hasn’t come around much. One reason is that it’s hard to read a lot when you are writing a book yourself. Research for the book has taken most of my reading efforts for the [...]

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05 June 2008 ~ 3 Comments

Hosta and Evening Primroses

My wife's (Selma's) mom – Juanita – died in 1993. She was an incredible gardener – whether it was vegetables or flowers, it didn't matter. She was great at them both.
Juanita was always sharing with us from her "bounty" on the farm. Once she gave Selma some hosta, a beautiful green plant that knows [...]

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26 May 2008 ~ 2 Comments

A Quite Memorable Memorial Day

File this under the "Have You Ever Had One of Those Days?" experiences:
I got our flag out today. We always fly it on the military days, yet this one was special. Dad was a veteran so we flew it in his memory as well as the countless other vets who have gone on before him. [...]

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21 May 2008 ~ 7 Comments

“Dad’s Battle is Over”

My father "went home" last Thursday, May 15, at about 6:15AM our time. I've wondered for a long time now just how I would get the word about Dad's death. My brother called me at 6:30AM but he really didn't have to say anything. Joe doesn't normally call (no one does) at that time of [...]

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