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Movie is worth the time to see

I went to church on Sunday. Once home I always, well not always, but usually search my calendar as to what is coming up the next week. Not that I am a social butterfly, more like a homebound repeating rifle...you’re laughing right? Well to those of you who are not...

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R. E. Lee Foundry

On July 1, 1890, R. E. Lee bought the foundry facility of the Henry Currier Agricultural Works from Mrs. H. P. Currier. Mrs. Currier, acting as the administrator of her husband’s estate, was liquidating assets. Mr. Lee manufactured the “Peerless” plow, land rollers,...

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On the road again

The year is more than half spent, time to return to my Appalachian birthplace. This visit, a triple portion awaits. Of all wonderful, loving gifts, my middle daughter, Kelly, offered to fly in from California to join me. As it's a challenge to navigate Ohio's knotted...

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Enjoy the little things…

Franceska, Giselle, and I had not been OUT for awhile, as Franceska had to see her new great grandson and Giselle and I had huge gardens to attend to. Giselle and I both have our gardens hot wired for the beautiful but hungry interlopers (deer) with babies now, but it...

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What went wrong and what went right

Something went wrong after I planted my coveted Kentucky Wonder green bean seeds. They sprouted but didn't reach for the sun with their usual zest for life. Then the leaves turned yellow due to what I suspect might be my husband's zealous watering. For, from what I've...

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The Mercenary

One of the highlights of each summer when I was growing up was going to church camp. It started when I was about nine with junior Bible camp and continued until I was 17 with teen camp. One week each summer was set apart for attendance at the camp. There we learned...

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Afterglow of a rainy day

I purchased my first computer when I began my writing life in 1994. A fan of pen and paper with no "word processor" experience, my firstborn installed the machine on top of her repurposed vanity table, placed in my kitchen. She offered a ten minute lesson and said,...

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Frederick Plummer Currier, businessman and banker

— PART TWO — Shortly after daughter Sarah’s, birth, early 1844, Frederick and his brother Moses traveled across the Erie Canal and on to Michigan for the first time. Frederick built a large steam powered sawmill in Imlay Township for the Beach, Imlay & Morse...

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Turtle crossings

Folk who live or work near a pond or lake may encounter turtles in the road nowadays. For instance, while driving on our wiggly country path, a little traveler appeared. In a turtle's typical "I'll get there when I get there" disposition, he paid my automobile no...

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