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School - Grandparents Day

Some years ago when a grandson was in grammar school, the class had Grandparents Day. Grandparents were supposed to describe the many ways in which classes differed from the present. (Or not quite the present. The class was about 20 years ago.) Probably the best part of the day was when the students asked questions. They couldn’t believe our...

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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Share Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi have joined the ranks of Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, President Barack Obama, Albert Scweitzer and the Dalai Lama, among others, in being awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. This year's awards reminds us that even as we face incredible religious strife, goals can cross contentious ideological lines. Malala, a Muslim and Kailash, a Hindu, share this honor for their selfless dedication in fighting for rights for children. Malala is only 17 years old (the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize) and has been working publicly since she was 14 for the rights of girls. Mr. Satyarthi has worked for decades to protect children from exploitation and abuse.


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Pretzels and Ice Cream

I am already getting hungry just thinking about writing this. My parents both grew up in Pennsylvania, in Pennsylvania Dutch country. The local treat was ice cream with a big pretzel on the side and this was how ice cream was served at their local shops. Story has it that my parents shared this treat on their first date and I suppose that event cemented pretzels and ice cream as a sentimental staple in our household. For years, for as many years as was possible, we had...



Webster’s definition of this word differs from that of the advertising world. Here it means “doing as” or “copying”. For examples in early movies cigarette makers paid large sums to have stars such as Clark Gable and Joan Crawford smoke as they acted. This convinced men and women to begin to continue to also smoke. A very famous emulation resulted from what took place in March, 1962. In his Inaugural Address Jack Kennedy stood outside without wearing a hat. His bushy...


Thoughts On Aging

I never expected to live this long - almost 94 - and thought my mother was ancient when she died at 80. Her generation saw huge changes in transportation going from horse and buggy to automobile and airplanes, whereas my life has been mostly altered by changes in communication with computers, TV, the internet and cell phones. I believe it was Anne Morrow Lindberg who said, “I think best with a pencil in my hand”. I agree. But today’s generation would probably not - they...


On Facing Death

A very short story to ponder: Two little old ladies, both in their 80s. Both have been suddenly stricken with a terminal illness. Each has been given two months to live. One woman is blessed with a loving family: a thoughtful and caring husband; three children; five grandchildren; and a faithful companion - her dog. She will be facing death surrounded by those who love her. The second woman is childless, and has been predeceased by her husband, all of her family members,...



One way to look at aging - although somewhat differently - is to consider how much has changed during our lifetime. The truly extreme changes were brought home to me some years ago when my wife and I attended a “Grandparents Day” when our grandson was in about fourth grade. Questions the students asked, and especially their reaction to our responses, put a different perspective on how we lived as youngsters. The party line telephone boggled their minds. “Could people...


I Was A Child Of The Depression Years - Born In 1921

My parents both were brought up on Kansas farms but after their marriage lived in Perry, Iowa, where my father worked on the Milwaukee RR as a freight conductor. I can remember the Depression years. My father didn’t always have work due to the slow down. My parents kept a full garden and some chickens on their half acre so we never experienced hunger as some families did. One of my vivid memories were the “bums” who would knock on our back door asking for food. (Mother...


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