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In the Wild!

A Frog Taking Refuge Behind the Flag   I opened the garage door, and found this little fellow taking refuge, behind the flag. I know it is silly, but looking at what I could see of his face, I quickly assigned the poor guy human emotions, deciding that he was frightened and shocked, and that…

In Nature

Scattered Shells     There is little In Nature that compares to a walk on the beach. Regardless of what ails you or where you need to be, if you find a patch of sand, sitting next to the sea, step away from your world and enter paradise.     If you happen to stroll…

Public Square

The James Thurber House     “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ~ James Thurber ~ An Adventures Daydreamer Did you know that Mittyesque is a word? The word is derived from one of James Thurber’s most well-known shorty stories, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,…

A View From the Road

The Pagoda City of Redding     Somehow one does not exactly expect to see such a full size Pagoda in Redding, Pennsylvania; yet if you venture up to the Mount Penn Reserve, you will find this seven story building, which was built in 1908. The Pagoda, which is listed with National Registry of Historic…

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Pearl Sydenstricker Buck Green Hills Farms Perkasie, Pennsylvania     Have you ever seen a Nobel Prize? I had not, until I wandered onto the grounds of the Pearl S. Buck home and foundation, in Pennsylvania. As well documented, on these pages, I enjoy touring homes of people I am interested in; there is an…

Food

Spicy Cranberry – Orange Relish     So many of the foods that we gather to enjoy together, on Thanksgiving, must be prepared either the day of our dinner or the night before, to be at their optimal; however, that is not true with this delicious spicy cranberry-orange relish, which can be cooked head of…

In the Wild!

The Fox     Last month, I shared my neighbor, Lois Robertshaw’s photograph of an eagle in her backyard, that then flew into ours.  This month, I want to show you our mutually shared fox! We have all spotted him; he has been coming around for awhile, but this is the first picture I have…

The Dialogue

Vamos Todos a Leer Cartilla     In oh so many ways, I am my Mother’s daughter. I was going through some of my Mother’s books, and I ran across this booklet, that I remember her using to teach various people Spanish, since I was a child. I soon decided that I should share this…

Action

Susan M Ellingsen Munster, IN   Though not related to those dealing with Hurricane Harvey, may I ask you to take a look at this page. The woman in question was one of our Readers neighbors and is still a good friend; anyone who has ever read our pages, knows exactly how much we value…

Action

How to Help Hurricane Harvey     “. . . Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” ~ Matthew 25:40 ~   Dear Friends, I have asked one of our long time Readers, who lives in the area impacted…