Monthly Archives: January 2016

More Pete stories

January 31 – One summer before in my senior year in college, I planned to go from door to door in our town, selling Christian books. Not that I had any idea of enjoying the work, but a couple years … Continue reading

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Eugene “Pete” Christoph (1931-2016)

January 30 – As mentioned earlier this week, I recently lost my youngest brother Pete. Here are some stories in his honor… If I were an artist, I would sit here right now and draw you a picture of the … Continue reading

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Still Walking…

January 28 – Continuing with our trail walk from yesterday… Farther along the trail I could see a big pile of broken limbs, hundreds of stalks of tall weeds (all dried out since summer), and heaps of gravel that had … Continue reading

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Missouri Walkabout

  January 27 – Went walking on our pasture trails this week. Since it wasn’t in the twenties or lower, and most of the snow had disappeared (of course, we had only about 2 inches of snow, so we didn’t … Continue reading

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I’m Puzzled…

January 26 – Last night as we were playing a couple of games of Rummikub before going to bed, the phone rang. Our son David was just starting out for an evening walk. He was pretty chilly, for there was … Continue reading

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Prayers and Kisses

January 25 – My father entered the hospital once while our son was a young boy. The next morning as David and I prayed together I explained that Grandpa was sick, and we should ask Jesus to bless him. “Bless … Continue reading

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Daily Chores

January 24 – Just got the fourth load of clothes out of the dryer. While they were drying I did some usual morning tasks; cleaned the fridge, dumped half full egg salad, soup cheese, etc. and put the stuff in … Continue reading

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Esther Olson Christoph (part 2)

January 21 – Several years after they were married, Mom met me at our front door when the school bus dropped us off at home. What in the world was going on? She handed me a little plastic suitcase and … Continue reading

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Esther Olson Christoph (1920-2016)

January 20 – It is not easy for me to write this blog about my late sister-in-law, Esther (my brother Roy’s wife). Actually she always called me “Little Sister,” so by the time I knew what a sister-in-law was, I … Continue reading

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When a Young Mother

January 17 – “Mamma! Mamma!’ Our young son David ran into the kitchen where I was making gravy for supper. “See, see!” He pointed excitedly toward the sun porch with his stubby fingers, and flew off again on stocky two-year-old … Continue reading

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