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Winter -- Gift of the Season Day 7

I wrote this piece years ago and included it in my book “I Met a Goat on the Road.” The main grocery store in town was the Lafayette Street IGA, back before Walmart decided to take over the grocery trade. 876 more words

Rural Living

Gift of the Season Day 5 -- Book Price Markdown

A visiting guinea? A ‘possum in the dining room? What strange and wondrous occurrences can one expect while living on an Ozark mountaintop for thirty-five years? 189 more words


Celebrating an All-American Rural Girl

America’s birthday is July 4th. Most everyone knows this.

Unless you’re from Northeast Kansas, you probably didn’t know of another July birthday celebration.

Nestled in the Missouri River bluffs amidst acres and acres of corn and soybeans one hour north of Kansas City, Atchison is the birthplace of an iconic all-American rural girl Amelia Earhart. 801 more words

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What Faithful Knew

On paper, it probably didn’t look like a good idea. A home and family in a bit of an uproar, lots going on. He was the the fourth of five and the youngest son. 535 more words

Modern Life,

Riparian Entertainment

Although I was very far — across the river, a steep river bank and a road — from this group of girls, the click of my camera spooked them enough to high-tail it out of their peaceful time by the side of the water. 11 more words

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Grange Flag

You know you are “R”ural if you can automatically recognize this flag.

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Mothers and Daughters

In grade school I had a long walk to school. At least it seemed long. I crossed Lawrence Avenue which was quite a busy street and didn’t get crossing lights until I was much older. 747 more words