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  1. One Scary Story

    contributed by RL Happy Halloween!   Since it will be Halloween soon I thought I would write about one of those old time horror stories that keep the kids and grandchildren hiding under the blankets from start to finish. First before we scare the little ones maybe we should have them help us make some Molasses Taffy like the old...
  2. The Bear Old Ephraim

    contributed by RL photo by Bob Weston As legends go Old Ephraim has to rank as one of the biggest. In the prime of his life he stood 9 feet eleven inches tall standing on his back legs. He out smarted many a would be hunter, and there were a lot, that tried to bring the big grizzly down. Sheepherders...
  3. Butch Cassidy and the Bank of Montpelier:

    Contributed by RL (photo retrieved from https://bearlake.org/butch-cassidy/) Never has an actual event from history, which happened on 13 August 1896, in Montpelier, Idaho (http://montpelier.id.gov/) been told and retold year after year since it happened. It is the tale of a bank robbery that since it occurred has ranked among one of the largest events in the history of this small...
  4. Mountain Man, Adventurer; Peg Leg Smith

    Contributed by RL October is a time for tales. And one bigger than life folklore (villain/ hero) of the Bear Lake Valley was the one time resident that operated a trading post along the east bank of the Bear River just west of what is known as Big Hill for a few years starting in 1848. (http://idahoptv.org/outdoors/shows/pathwaysofpioneers/BigHill.cfm) In the annuals...
  5. Folklore the things of Legends

    contributed by RL The Story of the Bear Lake Monster-You Tube We have all heard them, the folklore's that inspire us, or scare us, while we sit around the campfire roasting our marshmallows to the warmth of glowing embers as darkness falls upon our campsite. Maybe they have been told to you during a sleep over or while visiting relatives...
  6. National Preparedness Month

    Contributed by RL Deluxe 2 person 72 hour kit And what a month it has been! Volcanic eruptions, typhoons, hurricanes, earthquakes, fire, flooding and drought all rolled up into our national preparedness month. Do we know when to pick a preparedness month or what! The Carolina's are still trying to clean up from Hurricane Florence and the misery that it...
  7. Wisp of Memory; Bicycle Race!

    Contributed by RL Remember that day you got your first real bicycle? It was new, shiny, and it felt like we floated on air when we road, after we figured out how to stay up on those two wheels. This represented a freedom from our yard and block; in minutes we could explore the vast world beyond! As we expanded...
  8. Harvest! Rewards of a Summer of Sweet Labor.

    Contributed by RL As I went out of the house to run before dawn you could tell it was definitely cooler as I could see my breath in the air, I was glad I grabbed the gloves. I always love running just before dawn because it is so fresh and crisp. Everything is calm, quiet, well if you don't count...
  9. Keep Vitamin Deficiency At Bay With These 6 Vitamin-Rich Foods

    Contributed by Josh Wardini Vitamins are regarded as essential nutrients because our body can’t do without them. They perform a range of important functions, such as enhancing immunity, healing wounds, converting food into energy, and repairing cellular damage, among others. Although we need vitamins in very tiny amounts, their deficiency can cause many health concerns. According to Dr. Djordjevic from...
  10. Its Starting; Gridiron Time!

    Contributed by RL Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; View of the line of scrimmage with the playoff logo during the first quarter between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2018 CFP national championship college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports This week we are seeing the start of the college...

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