Category Archives: My Life

Harvest

Showers of rain bring a reprieve from the hustle of harvest; a mixed blessing. Showers are almost always welcome and at this time of the year, the harvesters are thankful for the rest that it provides after long hours of … Continue reading

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Do You Miss Teaching?

Who hasn’t missed something in the past year? While I am not as isolated as some, my life has been turned upside down and like everyone else I miss the way it used to be. And suddenly I have been … Continue reading

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The Upright Piano

Piano was my destiny. I really believe that. From an early age, I was fascinated by the keyboard and the sounds. I was just past toddlerhood when I discovered pianos at both of my grandmother’s homes. Now that was a … Continue reading

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Will I Ever Be At Ease Again?

For most of you out there in the world, staying in and staying confined during the pandemic was difficult. It was for me! I had friends that didn’t change their lifestyles much at all. They had Christmas and all the … Continue reading

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Sunflower House

Originally posted on Retired Ruth:
A couple of summers ago I discovered an idea for a sunflower house. To begin, a rototiller and able bodied operator are very helpful. Three sides are enough, because you need to have an entrance!…

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The Moody Blues

His name was Conrad. I don’t know if he was a full fledged professor or a grad student but he was the Instructor of Educational Psych class during Spring quarter 1970. And he wanted us to call him Conrad. Not … Continue reading

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Terminal Trouble

Harvest was in full swing and my farmer husband of two months came in the house and decided it was time for me to help out in the grain hauling capacity. As a farmer’s daughter, I had ridden with my … Continue reading

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Farm Wife Life

Back in the early 70’s, I was a young farm wife willing to do just about anything my farmer husband asked of me. I had grown up on a farm, which unknown to me was a prerequisite to becoming his … Continue reading

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Getting There

When I was a kid, I rode the school bus everyday.  When I was a senior in high school, I was still riding the bus everyday.  We had one car and mom used it to drive to work.  So I … Continue reading

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My Word is Word

This year I am not making a resolution. Instead I am following a more recent direction by choosing a word; a word for my yearly focus, a word to help me change or to remind me of what is important, … Continue reading

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