Category Archives: Childhood

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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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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Chis and the Apple Tree

August 10 – What I am going to write about in this post comes from a story I remember that took place about 85 years ago. For the first time, one of the new apple trees my dad had planted had … Continue reading

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Snake and Bunny

June 16 – As I was walking out to the barn to get the lawn mower the other day, I thought I saw something in the grass, but it wasn’t moving. However, after I had stood still for a bit, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Food – Third Course

April 19 – For our third course, here are a couple other food tales while I am thinking way back. First of all, when I was about ten, my mother decided that I should have a surprise birthday party to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Food – First Course

April 6 – So what comes to mind when you hear the word, “food?” Do you think of good things to eat? How to grow your own? How to make sure that you have a balanced diet? How to get … Continue reading

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Just Little Bits

January 15 – So last week was Friday the thirteenth!  How folks down through the ages have shivered as they think of that scary day! Just for fun, I checked with Google and found that this superstition might have come … Continue reading

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Santa, in Three Acts

  December 28 – When I was a kid of about six or so, Mom made me a Santa, chunky and overweight as all Santas are. This one, made of felt, had a round head with the typical hat and … Continue reading

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 16 – Last week, I once again remembered that horrific day on December 7, 1941. It was a day when I felt the whole world was changing and that I as just a young teenager did not have any … Continue reading

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