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Grandma's Journal

As Norah and I were walking through the backyard this morning, she pointed to the ground and excitedly said, “Look, a mommy long leg!”

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Grandma's Journal

Going outside with the kids is one of my favorite activities. Not long ago I posted on how Eric figured out by himself how to get up the hill that is our front yard. 116 more words

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Grandma's Journal

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, I can’t imagine many things being better than to discover the world through the eyes of very small children. 147 more words

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DECEMBER 09 Round Robin Essay

Since moving to my new home in a small north woods community, I’d been looking for a volunteer opportunity. Finally, I thought I’d found it and worked last year in a holiday toy give-away program. 1,228 more words

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Small Town Service

Published in the Lakeland Times, May 28, 2010

Our move to a rural, northern community has been filled with surprises, delights and adjustments. One observation is the random acts of kindness we hear about or examples of someone going that extra mile to help a neighbor or even a stranger. 1,079 more words

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Melodramatic Readers, Acting Melodramatically

Published in the Lakeland Times, September 25, 2009

Intrigued by a newspaper ad, announcing a performance by the Denim ‘n’ Dessert Readers’ Theatre in Presque Isle, I called to get information. 633 more words

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It would have been a completely different movie.

Not the best of weathers here today but still I really can’t complain, very little rain here. Not far from here it has been raining so much that big parts are flooded. 346 more words

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