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  1. The Start of the New

    Contributed by RL hard red wheat With the beginning of the New Year we are all gung ho for living the dream and keeping all of those new goals that we made for the coming year. The reality is it all starts now. So with the early dawn we begin and as we open the door for that early morning...
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  2. The Act of Bringing in a New Year

    Contributed by RL It's that time of year when Christmas is over and the clean-up begins. We know getting rid of all those wrappings from the presents, putting the furniture back into place and deciding when to take down the tree. Then you look at that horde of stuff everyone got and wonder if we are going to have to...
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  3. Merry Christmas!

    Contributed by RL As we are watching the snow fall outside it brings a smile to our faces because it will be a white Christmas this year. (https://www.afamilyfeast.com/white-christmas-pie/) I know that not everyone likes the snow but for one day in the year to have it, this is the one. It's a chance to throw a few snowballs at the...
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  4. 96 Years for the National Christmas Tree

    Contributed by RL The National Christmas Tree, 12/14/1978 | by The U.S. National Archives Starting a tradition and keeping it going takes a lot of effort. Each family, no matter which one you talk with, whether planned or just something that they like to do when they get together, has a tradition. Some are funny little things that bring a...
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  5. That Crisp Crinkling In the Air

    Contributed by RL This morning was one of those "it's cold out here" mornings. The sun had not yet arrived but the stars were out in all their glory twinkling as they only can after a snow storm. Then, once a winter storm is over, the cold pushes its way in, freezing that slush and water that were running around...
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  6. It's beginning to feel like Christmas

    Contributed by RL Once Thanksgiving is over, when I was a youth, stores would open their doors ready for the Christmas rush. (Can you remember the first day this year you saw Christmas decorations and displays being put up at a local store?) Rooms and basements that had been closed were now open for us, the kids, to explore, dream...
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  7. Winter Solstice

    Contributed by RL I know that we still have a few weeks until the winter solstice but with the weather turning cold and snow in the forecast I thought we could talk about winter. Winter brings to mind icycles hanging off roofs, horse-drawn wagons heading into the fields bearing hay to feed the livestock, the scraping of ice off car...
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  8. Family Gathering

    Contributed by RL Its that time of year when our families gather together from far and near. The weather is just about right, crisp in the mornings and cool in the afternoons. The Aspen trees have changed colors and have mostly lost their leaves in our area and the smell of pine trees is clear in the air with folks...
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  9. The Journey Home

    contributed by RL This past week we had the opportunity to watch 5 of our grandchildren as they visited with us in all of their youthful excitement and wonder. But since the larger half of them are in school we needed to take them back to their home Sunday after church. They were excited to be heading back home to...
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  10. Our Right to Vote

    Contributed by RL After the Boston Tea Party and Bunker Hill our nation had to get down to the businesses of being a nation. Why? Because we were tired of being taxed without representation and having laws and regulations changed without any notice or our input. Really the average citizen loved the King of England, it was just those pesky...
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