Tag Archives: grandfather

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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Communion Chronicles

I don’t know when I first took communion.  I have since learned that whenever it was, it was done improperly.  My home church didn’t always do things by the book.  And thank God for that. My earliest memories of church involve … 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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For the Love of Pocket Watches

The constant “tick-a-tick-a-tick-a-tick-a-tick” sounded quietly from the large, calloused hands of my grandfather.  Church was running long and I was getting quite squirmy.  As effective as a pacifier for a toddler, when he reached into his watch pocket and pulled … Continue reading

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Memories of Pappaw Smith

In 1908 a young family was celebrating the birth of their second child, a baby boy they named Rob.  He grew up on the banks of a little stream named McKenzie branch, which flowed down McKenzie Hollow to the North … Continue reading

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