A Noise After Supper

A Noise After Supper

Chapter 5 Abigail kept up a continual chatter as she fixed supper. Miss Georgia offered to help. “Thank you, yes. Would you mind making your delicious pie crust? I’ll use these blackberries I canned from last summer. We’ll have a blackberry cobbler to top off our pork chops.” Miss Georgia was surprised to find how […]

Emotional

Emotional

Our Sunday School lesson this morning was on emotions, taken from Psalm 116. We all have them–these feelings of joy, love, anger, frustration, sadness. Sometimes emotions get the upper hand, but when they do, hopefully, we will not erupt in some action that is not good. Let’s take anger, for instance. When I think of […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Safe Place

A Safe Place

There are times for everyone when we need some place to be that is safe and lets us escape from reality for just a bit. It’s a place we can depend on, always at hand and easy to reach, where we can settle in and take a short break from stress or worry of any […]

A-One and A-Two, And…

Nothing dates a person like her repertoire of songs. My repertoire is  a rusty, dusty, relic of a long ago yesterday. In my school days, both as a student and as a teacher, we began the day with singing, the Flag Salute, and the Lord’s Prayer. At Valley Center, one of the best elementary schools […]

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