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A two-poem salute to fathers on this Father’s Day 2019. With poems as wonderful as these, that’s as good as twenty-one guns.

This excerpt from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” belongs in the wild, in air cleaned fresh by summer rain. 496 more words


My Father's Silence

A few years after my father died in 2002, I sent away for his naval records. K. Harold Bolton, who served in the South Pacific during the Second World War, never talked about his time in the U.S. 840 more words

Rainy Saturday

June 15, 2019

Yes, we are having a light rain today, and occasionally some thunder.  We had planned to begin wheat harvest today.  We tried it on Wednesday, but the grain was too wet.  515 more words


Fridays are the absolute best.

I’m so relieved to get through this week.  My auction went well. I had over 100 items that were put up for bid.  Most of them sold, but I still have some that I can save for next year. 92 more words

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