Monthly Archives: June 2014

Clocks

Women are unique. That is the nicest possible way of saying that they are different. And that is the nicest possible way of saying that we, men, don’t quite understand what in the world they are doing half the time, … Continue reading

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It’s More Blessed

In 1964 Shel Silverstein wrote a great book. It’s still a high-flying classic. The Giving Tree. If you have never read it before, run out and do so. “A children’s book?” Yes. Trust me. If you have read it, but … Continue reading

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Raccoon-Proofing Your Life

A parent is a parent for a lifetime. We’re always there for our kids, just as they are there for us. So I am always a parent in some form. But when they are grown (as mine are now) then … Continue reading

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Call Bells

I find myself walking up the steps to strange houses all the time. Usually they are to farm houses. When they are, on their porches, three “olden days” things are sometimes found. Often they still have a very old front door … Continue reading

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Chicken School

My wife is a country kitchen marvel. Cooking, canning, bread making, she does it all with tasty precision. I was talking to her one day about where she learned it all. A good portion of her growing up was on … Continue reading

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The Tape Measure Man

A few months ago, I went to measure something in the church. When I did, my Stanley 25′ tape measure went ka-blooey. The return mechanism wouldn’t work. The tape, pulled out msot of its length, wouldn’t spring back. Numerous men in my … Continue reading

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Prince

We had a lot of horse business going on around here the past few days. Nationally, we saw the running of the Belmont Stakes. One horse, California Chrome, had a chance to win the Triple Crown. He would have been … Continue reading

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