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It’s Time For…Show and Share!

It’s Time For…Show and Share!

Before the last pencil is sharpened and the final eraser is dropped, I must take time to share a glimpse into that well known, but seldom witnessed time of day called, “Show and Share”. Let us be like the proverbial “fly on the wall” and join these children as they...

The Rather Remarkable Rat

The Rather Remarkable Rat

“Ask not what your vermin can do for you…,” quipped my cousin Cindy as we deliberated, through texts, the merits of this much maligned beast. Prior to our unusual discussion, she’d sent me a news article from Vice World News. It featured the headline, “A Hero’s...

Tales of Long Ago

Tales of Long Ago

It seems every time the forecast calls for moisture we are thwarted. The rain keeps moving elusively out of reach and our fields and pastures have become thirsty, desolate wastelands. That might be a touch melodramatic, but it’s close to the truth. However, the...

Have You Ever?

Have You Ever?

If you’re on Facebook, you’ll have seen all the many interactive surveys and questionnaires designed to entertain, amuse, and get you and your friends talking. If you’re not familiar with it, hang tight, all will be revealed. I don’t respond to these posts online, as...

Nerves of Steel (mush)

Nerves of Steel (mush)

I come from a family who sings. When my brother and I were young, Dad would play the guitar and he and Mom would teach us folk songs and hymns. Then, when I was 12, I received a guitar for Christmas which prompted my own musical journey, beginning with a halted, messy...

Redneck Remedies, by Uncle Don Gessner

Redneck Remedies, by Uncle Don Gessner

“If onion juice is good enough for the monkeys, it’s good enough for me,” my Uncle Don said on a recent visit, smacking a palm on the table to emphasize the weight of his statement. He was outlining his plan of action for the next time he got sick. Apparently, he’d...

A Spring Chicken

A Spring Chicken

Spring is all about new life. Whether it be calves kicking up their heels in the pasture, or a litter of pink piglets pushing for position at the milk bar (otherwise known as mom) we see birth everywhere on the farm. One of the most exciting events is when baby chicks...

A Labour of Love

A Labour of Love

Cooking for someone is a labor of love. We’ve all heard this phrase, but I hadn’t given it much thought until today, when sadly, it flitted across my mind that I should make a yummy apple crumble for Dad’s supper. I love my father with all my heart. He passed away...

All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is Love

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schultz. Valentine’s Day is here. A day devoted to demonstrating our love with fancy cards, special meals, and the purchase of expensive gifts (as promoted by chain stores and the...

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