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It was not a church building. It was a schoolhouse. As I remember, it was painted white. There may have been a dividing curtain inside the house so that when school was in session, the teacher of the early grades could separate her classroom from the teacher and children of the upper grades. A schoolhouse […]

Sunday Coffee with Blanche

Sunday Coffee with Blanche

My friend Carol sent an email this morning. On the subject line, she had written, Sunday Coffee with Blanche. It would be nice if she and I could sit down for coffee this morning–it would be nice if you and I could too. So, let’s pretend. This morning as I was checking through the news […]

A Nice, Warm, Old-Fashioned Kind of Day

A Nice, Warm, Old-Fashioned Kind of Day

Yesterday was a warm, old-fashioned kind of day–well, actually, it was hot! And, guess what happened? My air conditioner stopped putting out cool air. This is the third time this summer that it has just given up. Is it old and tired? Is the heat too much for it? Have I not been properly grateful […]

Beetles, Butterflies, and Bugs

Beetles, Butterflies, and Bugs

“Nathan, come quick and seeĀ this little bug on the screen door. It’s irridescent,” I called. When Nathan came, he took one look and agreed with me that the smallĀ green and gold insect which glistened in the sun was beautiful. But why was it so still on the screen door? Gently, I scooped him onto the […]

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