Years of Thanksgiving memories

Years of Thanksgiving memories

Over past Thanksgivings, I have read of some families who have been getting together for their annual Thanksgiving dinner for their 80th or 90th year....

November 28th, 2019 |  


Thanksgiving is disappearing

Thanksgiving is disappearing

It seems to me that our native-grown holiday known as Thanksgiving is slowly disappearing. Through the early years of our country various spontaneous ...

November 27th, 2019 |  


Friendship, health and firewood

Friendship, health and firewood

Thanksgiving, that most America-defining of holidays, is just around the corner.I can hardly wait.Not merely for the traditional pleasures of the boun...

November 26th, 2019 |  



An eye for beauty

An eye for beauty

It is easy to give thanks when things are going well. It is harder to do so when life has dealt us difficult, demanding, and depressing situations. Bu...

November 25th, 2019 |  


Japanese Honeysuckle Invasion — The Sequel

Japanese Honeysuckle Invasion — The Sequel

I wrote recently about invasive Japanese Honeysuckle, sounding the alarm and passing along some suggestions from ODNR about how to get rid of this pes...

November 25th, 2019 |  


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 |