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Cast Iron Cupid
The world’s largest cast iron statue will be a witness at several weddings on Valentine’s Day.
Jan 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discovering the multitude of angels in our lives
Jogging in the January mid-20s cold, dressed in at least four layers of clothing, and wishing for a toboggan, I caught a fleeting glimpse of a row of daffodils. They were not blooming, but had grow...
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Local Christians serving Shuar Indians in jungles of Ecuador
Several months ago, Scott Aaron stood with a young man on a riverbank in Ecuador.
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A lesson in humility
“I had no shoes and I complained until I saw a man who had no feet.”
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Ode to teachers
I’ve never stepped in the same river twice, but returning to my kindergarten classroom feels pretty close.
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A magical time of day
I love the time between dusk and nightfall. The other day I’d finished my writing and walked down to the barn to check on things.
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Engagements
Pilling-Williams Gary and Marci Pilling of Jasper announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Megan Pilling, to Philip Andrew Williams, son of Alan and Betty Sue Williams of Arley. The bride-el...
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Emily Cranford Tubbs, a real pioneer woman
Here I go again on my “Memory Trail.” If it is a sign of old age to look backward, then I will admit I have been old most of my life. I have studied our settlers and their ways like a starved child...
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We are talking about practice
Jilda and I played at a party once and a guy came up to me afterwards to say how much he enjoyed our music. We always play a lot of the old songs that people know and love.
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GPS sport geocaching is a 21st century treasure hunt
They are everywhere — in the woods, on light poles, near busy highways and at the “lost city” of Petra.
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The Tide is high
The Crimson Tide had a 12-0 regular season the year that Zac and I got back together.
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With infinite enthusiasm and unrelenting excellence, Pat Nelson wears many hats
As I have grown older in this involuntary fast lane to 60, I can handily list the negative aspects of aging — body slows down, mind stumbles with frequent “senior moments,” and life is no longer su...
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Daddy’s love/hate relationship with cars
My daddy, rest his soul, HATED working on cars. He loved driving, but every time one of his old cars broke down, he’d cuss.
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Choo choos at the grocery store
Shopping with Wyatt used to be easy. He snoozed in his carrier the whole time we were in a store.
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Some sports fans cross the line between devotion and obsession
Joshua Spooner was an intense sports fan until the infamous ending of the 2008 Super Bowl caused him to reevaluate his priorities.
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