Monthly Archives: October 2015

Teacher, Teacher – Part 2

October 14 – So many memories of teaching kids in grades one through eight all through those years in the early seventies. It has always been a real blessing to hear from them via letter or greeting card, but now … Continue reading

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Teacher, Teacher – Part 1

October 13 – Close to half my life was spent working with kids in one way or another. After teaching in Pittsburgh, PA for my first three years after graduation, I was given the opportunity teaching at Lower Gwelo Mission … Continue reading

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A Bit of This and a Bit of That

October 12 – Dale has has been listening to several hours of nature stuff on PBS (and I watched some as I walked around trying to find pictures for a future blog entry). First were zebras,etc. in the story of … Continue reading

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African Tales – Flashlight Fables

October 11 – It was at Solusi that I nearly got shot. I used to go out in the evenings occasionally and roam around the outskirts of the mission, looking for springhares to shoot with my dad’s .22 rifle. Usually … Continue reading

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Town Day. Kinda.

October 10 – We went to the Dermatology people in Lee’s Summit late last week to so Chris could have her annual check-up for skin cancer. We got there early, and she was accepted early, and the doctor found that … Continue reading

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Sheds-n-Peppers

October 9 – Sure has been chilly outside today, but with the thermostat set at 70 inside, it’s nice and comfortable. However, just the act of upping the thermostat numbers made me remember what is soon to come: WINTER! And … Continue reading

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Fall Cleanup

October 8 – Things have been a bit chillier lately, and we have our furnace on, set to 72 degrees. We definitely had our jackets on when we went out to check on what chestnuts might still be on our … Continue reading

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Well, That’s a Poke in the Eye – Part 2

October 7 – It would be nice if the poke-in-the-eye story ended where we left it last, but I was not that fortunate! If you remember, I had bent over a yucca to cut off as much of the dead … Continue reading

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Well, That’s a Poke in the Eye – Part 1

October 6 – One of the latest jobs on our list was more work in the yucca bed on the side hill next to the road. When I first suggested that we clean out that area, I thought we might be … Continue reading

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Rushing Through Autumn

October 5 – “This has been quite a day!” as Mom used to say when she stopped work outside because it was too dark to see what she was doing! Now there was a lady who just plain never stopped … Continue reading

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