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Imprints of God passing through

I have a very specific memory that comes from the Thanksgiving of my sixth year. In that memory, I recall my dad driving down East Grant Street after departing from Grandma and Grandpa Lamb's house in Greentown, Indiana. The sky was grey and wholly overcast. It was...

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Seven stages of man

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages." Jaques in "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare Miss Corey, my sophomore English...

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Origin of road names around Almont

— PART FOUR — General Squier Road is an east-west road running from the village limits westward to Havens Road. General Squier Road was renamed for Major General George Owen Squier shortly before his death in 1934. He considered this to be his greatest honor–even more...

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The amazing apple

It seemed my mother was happiest when she served her apple pie. She smiled when she carried her cooled pie plate to the table, the top crust lumpy from the delicious, sweet apple filling. Seasoned with butter, sugar, cinnamon, a touch of nutmeg, lemon juice and flour,...

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Judging others

At least once a day, I must clean my spectacles. Though I am cautious not to ever touch the lenses, nevertheless, my glasses get oils and dirt on them making it more difficult to see clearly. I'm always pleased to note how much brighter, crisper, and better I can see...

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October’s double portion

As no other natural landscape, Appalachia's splendorous color inspired my soul when I drove home from Matewan, West Virginia, October 15. Eight days later, Marilyn's directions led me southwest on I69 to the Charlotte exit on route to another Matewan Garden Club book...

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Origin of road names around Almont

— PART THREE — As settlers began to move into the township, the side roads began to be cut. Settlers were instructed when they bought their homesteads to cut the paths to their lands along the section’s boundaries. On March 7, 1834, the township was organized. One of...

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Steadfast promise

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121: 1-2 This past September 18, I met with a friend for lunch. We go back over twenty years to an awards event where Debra was chosen...

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Rush hour’s song

Another remarkable October morning, I wake before dawn to the drone of traffic drifting through an open window. The semis downshift and whine as they snake south on Rochester Road along Lakeville Lake. This rush hour wagon train persists while I rest. Listen. Let my...

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