I Didn’t Do It!

If the wind caused the back door to slam shut with a loud bang…. and if Flossie was in the store, she would yell out: “I didn’t do it!” If someone dropped something and it made a loud noise….. if Flossie was in the store, she would yell out: “I didn’t do it!” On the […]

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17 Cents!

One week after my first wife Laura and I were married, I started working in a farm store. It was everything I had hoped for and more! Just as the manager had promised, he soon made me assistant manager and for a while things couldn’t be better at that job! Then one day the owners […]

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Dormant…Or Dead

Many people say fall is their favorite season of the year! I guess I’m not part of that group. I’m all about SPRING! Part of the reason I don’t like fall is, I don’t enjoy the darkness and short days that continue right on through winter. I admit that I certainly do enjoy the colors […]

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Soil Enhancement

Ever since I was about 5 years old, I’ve had an ongoing interest in growing things–vegetables, flowers and even trees. The first little ‘tidbits’ of gardening knowledge came from paying attention to what my great grandfather and both grandfathers had to say when they were planting or working in their gardens. Even my great aunt […]

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Do You Know Anyone In Buffalo?

Those years I spent growing up and working in my father’s general store, taught me so much about people, business and how to enjoy life! It was a true country general store, with a U. S. Post Office in the back. There were individual mailboxes on the front side of the Post Office where people […]

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Life’s Highway

The highest elevation in the county of upstate NY where I grew up was almost 3400 ft. There were lots Have you ever wondered how once in a great while, it seems like God sent a friend into your life and you didn’t even realize it was happening? Maybe that sounds a little strange to […]

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Mountains And Valleys

The highest elevation in the county of upstate NY where I grew up was almost 3400 ft. There were lots of rolling hills, valleys, streams and some mountains! It has been close to 45 years since I moved to Indiana, and every time I visit the area where I grew up I notice changes. The […]

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Listen To Them, But Follow Him

Probably the most important thing I learned when I started working in my father’s store at age 7 was to listen, not talk. I’ll give you an example of God’s leading, even when others might not understand. In the early 1980’s, I was seeking “wise counsel” because I felt it was God’s Will for me to quit […]

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The Orchard

We have an orchard on our little farm. There are several different varieties of apples, we also have some cherries, peaches, pears and grapes. It has taken over 25 years to get them all mature to the point where they are now, yet we are never guaranteed a crop of fruit! Once in a while […]

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Angels and Stethoscopes

This blog is possibly a little more personal than most that I’ve written because this one deals with Nurses.  Personal, because for many years they were my main contact and constant point of help during the years of my first wife’s illness. Now, it’s still personal because I have two sisters who have been nurses, one […]

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