Will It or Won’t It?

Will it or won’t it snow? Weather is an iffy thing–it sets one to wondering–will there soon be ice and snow? What are the signs we are to know? Hmm…the weatherman said we may have a flurry. Then, again, we may not. It’s cold this morning, but not as cold as yesterday morning. Is that […]

December Welcome

December Welcome

Good morning and happy December! This is a special month and you who were born this month have a lot to celebrate. First of all, according to the Julian calendar, you were not born in the twelfth month, but the tenth. In Latin, decem means ten. But, remember, this was the Julian calendar. You December […]

The Healing Woods

The Healing Woods

  The Healing Woods by Blanche Day Manos Long, long ago in the forest, in quiet and shadowy hills, The Cherokee used roots and berries and leaves to cure their ills. There was blackberry tea for the stomach, and yellow dock for a cut toe, Sumac would soothe poison ivy, and wild rose would make […]

Small Lights

Small Lights

This is a dark, damp November morning. It’s the sort of morning when lights are most noticeable. My grandchildren put up and decorated the tree, decorated the mantel, and brightened the day. The best part was laughing and giggling together, putting new batteries in the Christmas tree train so that it had renewed life and […]

On We Go

Many things have changed this year, sadly so. One of the casualties of this disgusting virus is the annual Victorian Fair at the Thompson House in Tahlequah. I’m sure the house is still decorated, at least, on the outside, but the fair that has been a staple each December will not be held this year. […]

The Hundred Year Old Barn

The Hundred Year Old Barn

The Hundred Year Old Barn A Fable By Blanche Day Manos The hundred year-old barn was home to a cow, a rooster, some hens, and a mule who pulled a plow. The days they spent in working; each one did his best, and when the sun sank from the sky, the animals needed rest. But, […]

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