“Skin Crawling”

While visiting my parents, I noticed a large bug on the side of a tree in their front yard. I’m a nature lover so creepy crawly things don’t usually freak me out. Although the bug appeared motionless, I cautiously made my approach hoping to get a closer look. Upon closer …

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“Wearing Many Hats”

While cleaning out my mother’s closet, my sister Debby and I ran across some hat boxes. We were surprised when we opened the lids to find the hats in such good condition. Most of the hats were from past eras bringing a feeling of days gone by. Just looking at …

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“Follow the Leader”

One afternoon while at the park with my youngest grandson, Connor, we decided to take a walk. The park was not familiar to me but it was to Connor. He had been there many times with his parents and sister. Connor wanted to show me a cave he thought might …

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“Life’s Drawbridge”

When I was teaching kindergarten, I taught the kids a song about an imaginary castle on a hill with a drawbridge and a watch tower. It was such fun to sing about that imaginary castle. Who would have ever thought I’d encounter a drawbridge in real life? While leaving my …

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“Express Yourself”

Two of our grandchildren were visiting the other day and we started to talk about the last few days of school. Lily, who is in first grade, stated, “Tomorrow is Express Yourself Day at school and I need to decide what I’m going to do.” Lily spoke of many talents …

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“Father Knows Best”

When I was a little girl, I loved certain television shows. Most of them were in black and white. Color wasn’t an issue. The plot and the characters were the things that kept me tuning in each week. Some of those classics can still be viewed today on the retro …

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“Spring Clean”

Usually, Spring is not considered the “crisp” season. That title belongs to Fall, but recently, while taking an early morning walk, “crisp” seemed to fit. It had been raining hard for the past two days so I was excited to get outside. As I bundled up in a warm jacket …

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“Refreshing Spring”

Spring in Indiana is a conundrum of weather. It can be snowing one day and sunny and warm the next. The fluctuation from cold to warm continues throughout the following months, reminding us that the climate is as unpredictable as life. Even with all that erratic weather lays assuredness of …

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