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Labor Day: Celebration of Working People

As flags go up around the town where I’m living in 2018 in Georgia, I can’t help but reflect on the people who raised me and the work ethic they exhibited. Labor Day is a good excuse to celebrate them. … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Mrs. Maggie

God’s grace is an act of inclusion. There isn’t anyone beyond the scope of God’s love. Continue reading

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Recycling, . . . Sort of

On the farm, we try to take care with things and use them as long as we can, since cash isn’t growing on trees.  At least not on our farm.  So we do things with the things we have so … Continue reading

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Spring Chickens

I must have been five or six years old when the chickens came. We had learned that it was not wise to keep chickens, as the traffic from the nearby highway, as well as the occasional car on the old … Continue reading

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Christmas with Boiled Custard: I’ll Have Mine with Calf Slobbers!

One of the ancient Christmas traditions in our family, living near the south bank of the North Fork of the Holston River, in Scott County, Virginia, was to gather in at the old family homeplace.  Granddaddy Ketron was still living … Continue reading

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Picking Out a Christmas Tree

The snow had mounted up just to the bottom of our shoes.  A “dusting” of snow transformed the landscape into a wintry scene, while not endangering travelers too terribly on the old road that curved around the back of the … Continue reading

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