Steve waited until all the horses went through the sale Saturday morning (I mean, you never can tell when the world’s perfect horse will be sold for a buck and a half, which was about what he was carrying). Then, when they started on the cull cows, he looked at his companions questioningly, and
Historic textile research champion Virginia Gunn has been selected as the 2017 honoree in The Quilters Hall of Fame. Virginia’s induction will take place during Celebration, July 20-22, 2017 in Marion, Indiana.
This is a well-deserved honor for a woman who has made the scholarly research of quilts
Betty King celebrated her 100th Birthday on Tuesday, June 20th!
A party, complete with music, friends and family, was held in her honor at her home, Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road.
Our hills simmer under July heat, as the sun beats down relentlessly upon humans and animals alike. Hound dogs hunt for shade under automobiles or porches, while humans seek their air-conditioned homes. Those who have to work outside take frequent water breaks, and protect their heads with wide-brimmed
I was scoutmaster to eighteen boys. On Tuesday nights I handled the scouting activities, but on Sundays, though I met with them in their church class, another man taught them. But one week, after he finished the Sunday lesson and everyone was leaving, he stopped me.
“Daris, I would like you to teach
Southwest Honey Co. and the Allen County Public Library have teamed up to bring the k-12 “Explore the Honey Bee” program to 12 of the 14 library branches over the next month. The event at each branch is cost free to attend and lasts about 90 minutes. Children and parents are encouraged to come
My name is Jonathan Morales and my father asked that I help him write a “Thank You” for the person who helped him in his time of need.
Approximately a month ago my parents stopped at McDonalds on Bluffton Road for lunch and on their way back home their truck got a flat tire. They pulled into the
Fathers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes—short, tall, curly hair, no hair, old, young, skinny, stout, etc.—but one thing that they all have in common: a real father loves his children. Fathering a child does not necessarily make a real father. Some of the best fathers that I know are not
Windy Wilson looked through the notions aisle at the store and finally picked out the package of needles he wanted. Big ones. The big ones are easier to thread and it’s harder to drop them and stick yourself.
Mrs. Andrews walked past him with her shopping cart.
“Going to do some sewing, Windy?”
A grandmother’s legacy to her grandson
“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.” Genesis 37:3
Many quilt patterns have Bible inspired names such as Rose of Sharon, Crown of Thorns, Jacob’s Ladder, Job’s
Irma has it figured out. She’s a bona fide, egg-laying member of the “Production Red” hen sorority and she knows her rights.
This is really remarkable when you consider the braincase of your average barnyard chicken is wedged between some feathers and those big expressionless eyes and has about
Spring is getting ready to depart from our hills, while summer is impatiently waiting to make her appearance. With the dignity of a queen, she will move into our hills and hollers once again. Crowned with daisies and smelling sweetly of clover blossoms, she will blow her humid breath throughout
Recently as I was moving larger items to my new home, I came across a treasure deep inside my cedar chest: My first quilt project, a pillow I made from the first quilt square I ever pieced, sandwiched and quilted.
It was back in 1981 that I took a beginner’s quilt class from Bette Schlictenmyer the
I have and then got it back.
I went to Do-It-Best in Waynedale to pick up a couple of items. Got them and left.
Apparently, my cell phone fell off my belt and landed in the parking lot. Not knowing, I left for home.
When I got there the phone was ringing. My daughter in Dallas, Texas was calling. She
What are the odds? When I listed a WWII era souvenir “Mother and Dad” pillow from Gunter Field, Montgomery, Alabama on Etsy, of the 35 million products on Etsy, the pillow was the only item to pop up when I searched for other Gunter Field items. Of the 25 million Etsy buyers and 1.6 million Etsy
Honeysuckle vine, with its yellow and white flowers and sweet fragrance, has always bloomed on the banks of Clay at graduation time. Its unforgettable, clinging scent has always loosed a flood of memories of my own graduation, reminiscent of marching graduates, caps and gowns, and diplomas. It brings
In the legendary “Cheers” sitcom of the 1980s, there is an episode where Norm (played by George Wendt) walks into the bar and is greeted by the always cheerful Woody Harrelson. From behind the bar Woody asks, “How’s it going Mr. Peterson?” Norm, trudging along to his usual barstool answers
Marvin Pincus is not the kind of guy to let spring slip through his fingers. Oh, when he was a young man, sure. But now, with the coming of spring to the world and autumn to his life, he’ll take every chance that comes along to grab life by both hands and spur it into a run.
That’s why Marvin was
My phone rang, and when I answered, it was Andy. “Hey, Daris,” he said, “can you come help me? My printer isn’t working.”
It was the early days of the internet, and most people didn’t know anything about it yet. A teaching salary didn’t pay all of the bills for my family, so I worked
The mild days of May that we have always looked forward to and loved, have been blown in by strong winds that lowered the temperature and left us shivering. We move the thermostat from air conditioning back to heat, and dig out the blankets that we stowed away a few days ago. The sun shines brightly
When Harley Jacobsen came into Doc’s office the other day for his physical it was a treat for Doc. Harley is one of Doc’s favorite people. Harley is a farmer. A 24/7 farmer. Ol’ Harley can make hair grow on a bald head and wheat grow on rocks.
When he’d been thumped and bumped and listened
Kewpies short for Cupid the Roman God of Love are the iconic cherubic chubby wide-eyed nude dolls with the curly Q hair designed by Rose O’ Neill that first appeared in her comic strips in 1909. The figures were so popular they were first sold as paper dolls followed by bisque dolls manufactured
A few years ago the Park and Recreation Department leaders and Mayor Tom Henry announced the restoration of the Gen. Anthony Wayne statue and the plan to relocate it across the street on the Court House Green. The press reported: “The move of the statue is an effort to give more visibility to the
I finished passing back the linear algebra tests that I had graded to my students. “Check the tests over,” I told them. “Check to make sure the points I gave you add up to the score that I gave you. Let me know if you have any questions, or if there is anything that you disagree with.”
We woke up to a green world this morning. Seemingly overnight, new green leaves were sprouting on the trees, while green grass overspread the landscape. Lavender pink of the redbuds contrasted with the pure white of the dogwoods as they were liberally scattered over the hillsides. The sun was just