Author Archives: fairchris

Royals Weddings and Babies

May 21 – The world stage has been growing with all of the plans for the wedding that took place this weekend, with another young lady welcomed into the British royalty! Need not ask what is first to be talked … Continue reading

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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

May 14 – Recently did our first mowing of the season on April 24 after Dale got all three of the mowers ready. Beautiful patches of bluets all over the ground in spots. Dale did a lot of tilling after … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 4

May 1 – And now for the final installment, I’ll close with a couple of smaller items… Termites were very common and destructive in Africa, and at certain times of year millions of flying termites would emerge from their underground … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 3

April 29 – Swarms of locusts were fairly common where we lived and I remember running out on the mission campus and swatting at the locusts that flew past. The farmers were out swatting at them with branches to encourage … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 2

April 21 – Another interesting place in Southern Rhodesia was the Zambesi ruins, an area long ago inhabited by an unknown race who built huge walls of stone that tourists go to see and marvel at. A large carved stone bird … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 1

April 19 – I grew up in Southern Rhodesia, named after Cecil John Rhodes. My parents went as missionaries in 1935, and their first assignment was to Solusi Mission, the oldest SDA mission station in the world, named after old … Continue reading

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Family Time – Mom

April 10 – Mom never worked outside of the home after she and Pa were married. As a young teen, she was sent out to live in the home of an elderly man who needed somebody to do the cooking, … Continue reading

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Family Time – Pop

April 9 – I haven’t written a blog in so long that it was pretty hard to decide what to write about! Lots of possibilities and maybe a few probabilities. Through the months I have mentioned now and again a … Continue reading

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Lotsa Birds

March 28 – Much as I would like to think spring has arrived, the cold weather (yes, it’s supposed to be in the mid-20s this weekend!) makes me wonder if spring will ever arrive. In fact, it almost makes me … Continue reading

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Do the Mamba

March 21 – Just about everyone has heard of the black mamba, a large, swift, and dangerous African snake. They can grow up to 14 feet in length and have very toxic venom. I have included a picture of me … Continue reading

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