Category Archives: faith

HAPPY RETURNS

  I’ve never made a fuss about birthdays. Most years I hoped to slip on through before anyone noticed. This year I’ve received enough attention that I might as well just fess up and celebrate. (And that’s not to say … Continue reading

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HARRIET SYLVIA

I was certain that Mom would make it to 100 and get the congratulatory letter from the President. She almost did. All her life she was fit and healthy. Beautiful into her nineties and always the fashionista. Just three years … Continue reading

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THE SOURCE

“. . . a spring, fountain, that is the starting point of a stream . . . that from which something comes or develops . . . place of origin” – Webster’s New World Dictionary Many nights of my childhood … Continue reading

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HERITAGE

I’ve been chasing after my past for as long as I can remember, hurtling ethereally backwards to catch a fleeting glimpse of what it meant to be me. All those ghosts I never knew, and a few I did, who … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER SONG

When I asked Cal how much longer he thought we could extend the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Fergus Falls, he optimistically ventured a guess about the first of October, but realistically cited the middle of September for the first frost. … Continue reading

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

  A few years ago, when we were still living in California, T.M. (Bob) connected up with his cousin Dennis. They were the same age and had participated in some coming of age hi-jinx during the summers that my husband … Continue reading

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ODE TO ODIN

  “With the mild winter we had, everything got started earlier including the growth of the fungi,” said Keith Stafford, Fergus Falls city forester. My heart plummeted and I have been fretful all day since reading those words in the … Continue reading

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Belated!  I missed it! I intended to write about our first year and celebrate the occasion, but somehow, we thought it was May 29th and it was actually May 22nd. I looked at my old year’s calendar and … Continue reading

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WHAT CAN’T BE REPLACED

When Kristen Daum, the Fargo Forum reporter, came to Aunt Lil’s in Hickson, North Dakota last week, we didn’t know what to expect.  My cousins – Debbie, Ross and Curt were there, along with Aunt Lil. Kristen  had surprised us … Continue reading

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SAM I AM!

This is the year that this boy becomes 18. What his grandfather calls – “A Milestone Birthday!” Samuel Aaron Johnson, fittingly, officially moves into adulthood in the year 2012. Sam and I bonded a few years ago on the topic … Continue reading

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