Author Archives: fairchris

Fall Jobs

October 24 – The end of the growing season has just about arrived, with rain and cooler weather. The other day, Chris wanted to use the hand mower, so I got it out of the barn and she started it … Continue reading

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In Which Richard Comes to Harvesters

October 17 – Probably most of you have become acquainted via our blog with the work of Harvesters in this area. This group works so hard to see that those who don’t have much food in their pantries or fridge, … Continue reading

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Old Books, Old Letters

October 12 – As my mom used to say when we were kids many years ago, “I’ve been so busy today that you’d have a hard time following me around!” Way back then I couldn’t understand what she was talking … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Harvey, Irma, and Maria

October 9 – As I sit here in the comfort of our home this evening, I am reminded again how blessed we are and how thankful we should be to know that we have nothing of the sad days that … Continue reading

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Some Early History – Part 2

October 3 – At one mission station, there was a famine and the missionaries had to find food for the students, so they sent out to the nearby villages and bought bags of dried locusts. The missionary men also went … Continue reading

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Some Early History

September 28 – For those of you who are newer subscribers to our blog, you may not be aware that I spent most of my growing-up years in Africa. In 1935 my parents were asked to go as missionaries to … Continue reading

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Retirement and Vultures (But not together!)

September 24 – For several days now I have been thinking of the fact that I have written very few blogs, not at all as I first started out several years ago. Not that I don’t have much of anything … Continue reading

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Separate Us From Our Money?

September 19 – Recently had an interesting conversation that turned into a recitation about the times callers would come up with their plan to “rip you off,” as friends used to say. One of the three of us present would … Continue reading

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All Quiet Along the Country Road

September 14 – Enjoyed some time out on the front porch where I so much enjoyed just being quiet, putting things in perspective at the twilight of another day, and taking time to remember the many blessings that we have … Continue reading

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Good Health

September 12 – Yasmine, a lovely young lady from Coventry insurance stopped in the other day to check on the condition of my health. Her infectious smile put me at ease right away. Her first questions had to do with … Continue reading

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