Recalling the Thanksgiving snowstorm of 1950

Recalling the Thanksgiving snowstorm of 1950

It seems to me that the recent record-breaking taste of winter has brought on memories of past classic snowstorms. I suppose we all have our own recol...

November 19th, 2019 |  


Is there a perfect gift?

Is there a perfect gift?

We are now perched on the cusp of our annual mega-shopping season.In the few weeks before Christmas there is more than just a chill in the air —...

November 18th, 2019 |  


Justice for the ‘Buckskin Girl’

Justice for the ‘Buckskin Girl’

“I called the FBI this afternoon,” I casually told my husband, some months ago.“You did what … why?” he responded-not-so...

November 18th, 2019 |  



Mom’s mind was ‘sharp as a tack’

Mom’s mind was ‘sharp as a tack’

This is a continuation of the article I wrote last time about my being born at home in a farmhouse in eastern Delaware County back in 1936. My parents...

November 14th, 2019 |  


Growing amaryllis and paper whites

Growing amaryllis and paper whites

Amaryllis and Paper whites are rewarding, easy-care houseplants that really brighten a winter windowsill. Few bulbs are easier to grow than amaryllis ...

November 13th, 2019 |  


A lesson in capitalism

A lesson in capitalism

It seems to me that with all the whoop-de-do about socialism and what it is or isn’t, I figured an object lesson in capitalism might be appropri...

November 12th, 2019 |  


A lesson on impeachment

A lesson on impeachment

Democrats in the House of Representatives seem determined to impeach President Donald Trump. That makes this a good time to refresh our memories about...

November 12th, 2019 |  


The most important decision

The most important decision

It was a blessing to be able to travel to Israel in June of 2001.Four of us had worked hard to organize the trip – three ministers and me. At on...

November 11th, 2019 |  


Young trees need your attention in fall

Young trees need your attention in fall

If you have a home orchard, this is the time of year to start protecting young fruit trees from deer damage. Landscape trees like crabapple, weeping c...

November 11th, 2019 |  


Military marches on its stomach

Military marches on its stomach

At times the veterans I interview mention chow, grub, mess and the cooks who prepared their food.There is no definitive answer on who first expressed ...

November 8th, 2019 |