Category Archives: Memories

F.D.R.: TWO DAYS BEFORE HE DIED

Going through my late Grandmother Smith’s well-worn, 1926 Bible, I found a newspaper clipping. Here is the story. “Meditation by F.D.R. on Hill Before Death” “ATLANTA, GA. (U.P.) – “Two days before he died Thursday, President Roosevelt went alone to … Continue reading

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THE WALTONS

  For nine seasons beginning in 1971, “The Waltons” family television series brought wholesome entertainment into living rooms across the nation. During WWII, struggles turned into opportunities to show love for the children, mother, father, grandparents and neighbors. Those were … Continue reading

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PRAYER WORKS

Three prayers, three answers, by the three-in-one God. First, when I was about three or four years old, I lived on the south side of Des Moines with my four siblings. They didn’t, but I contracted polio. My cousin lived … Continue reading

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To Write or Not To Write Letters

The atmosphere inside the post office was friendly, brisk with business people frequenting the main lobby. It wasn’t a place to stand and chat; like the libraries of that decade; it was quiet. Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Giving

“I believe we are all called to gift giving.” Continue reading

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Tiny Houses

Tiny Houses are BIG! They can be under 300 square feet or a little larger and sell for $15,000 and up. This relatively new trend appeals to young and old alike. Just check marketing ads, even Craig’s List and you’ll … Continue reading

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A Dime A Dozen

Simple math tells us that at the rate of a dime a dozen, one (of anything)  is equivalent to a value of $0.0083.  Cheap! So, what can we buy at a rate like that? You can’t even get penny candy … Continue reading

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