Category Archives: History

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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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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February and Birthdays

February 27 – Recently sent a birthday card to Jim Krause, one of our former pastors when we lived back in Erie, PA in 1985. Although he and his wife Eileen have lived in Florida a number of years, we … Continue reading

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My African Mongoose

February 13 – One day while I was hiking with my German shepherd dog, he suddenly paid attention to a burrow along the way, from which issued angry animal sounds. Peering into the burrow, I saw a mongoose sitting just … Continue reading

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A Tale From the (C)old Days

January 31 – I have never been able to figure out why I don’t want to bother with extra clothes for outside unless I really absolutely have to! Whenever we go out to help with the Harvesters’ distribution on cold … Continue reading

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