Category Archives: human interest


Fall of 1947, I was a high school newbie, straight out of a one-room, one-eight grade school.  My high school was not big – about a hundred kids I suppose, but most of them knew each other because of going … Continue reading

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Thankful for life, love, light, and laughter. Life:  My granddaughter had her head on my chest, she smiled and said “I hear your heart.” Isn’t it nice that the heart just keeps doing its job, seldom drawing attention to itself. … Continue reading

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This barber keeps overhead cost to a minimum, but his clientele seem not to care.  Requirement for his business was a towel. a stool, and clippers.  Since the tonsorial service was free, older grandson sits patiently while Papa Hayes sees … Continue reading

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Okay, friends, there is not really a poster.  Sometimes you believe me even when I write fiction so I want to clarify.  Just some thoughts coming together with a compassion for run-a-ways and their families.  I wrote something recently about … Continue reading

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(I posted this almost two years ago. I am re-posting because I want to refer to this situation in the next few days.) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Bell rings and children come in with news to share. “Teacher, we learned a new jump … Continue reading

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In a few days Easter will be here.  A reminder again of the Resurrection story.  I’m so glad someone told me that story! My blogging experience has brought me a bit of a quandary that I have been thinking about, … Continue reading

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“Nobody’s ever loved me like you do,” said the orange-clad girl as she sat with little bare feet drawn up in the chair in the chaplain’s office at the County jail. Innocent looking yellow curls framed a troubled face.  Her … Continue reading

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Bell rings and children come in with news to share. “Teacher, we learned a new jump rope tune.” Cinderella dressed in yella Went upstairs to kiss a fella Made a mistake kissed a snake How many doctors will it take?  … Continue reading

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Genesis 1:12, “The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds …”  So flowers began.  Now what  might God have thought would be good reasons for man to have flowers? They are pretty, even beautiful. Unlike animals, some … Continue reading

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Known for being a part of the Dustbowl history of the 1930’s—sometimes called the Dirty Thirty’s—my home in Southeastern Colorado in the 1940’s had changed considerably.  Roosevelt’s programs, the WPA and the CCC, had made improvements in land conservation.  Also … Continue reading

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