Tag Archives: Amy

THE LAST WINTER

Mother told us at Thanksgiving, ’93 that she was sick; at Christmas she said she had cancer. She died in the Spring ’94. This apparently is the last painting she worked on. Did she begin her last winter and find … Continue reading

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AMY’S PAINTINGS

My mother had shown an interest in drawing portraits as a young married woman. I have a few hand drawing from those years, but she put them aside for family’s sake until after we were are all gone, and my … Continue reading

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LETTER TO EDITOR

Hello, Friends. I’m guessing you thought you were reading a letter from me, but, no, it was written by my mom, Amy. 😀 I guess you could say I came about my ranting honestly! I will point out how appropriate … Continue reading

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JUNE 20, 1913

I checked online for famous people born on June 20, 1913.  I found that Rosa Parks, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jesse Owens were born in 1913 but no celebrities on June 20, 1913. There was at least one! My mom … Continue reading

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KNOWING EVERYTHING THAT COUNTS

A few years ago, I started a speech off like this: Today I want to talk to you about my mom, Amy Rodgers Venter, and how her death affected me. Oh, I’m not talking about the pain, the agony, the … Continue reading

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DOESN’T THIS MAKE ME A WHITE NATIONALIST?

One of the things my mom did in her retirement years, was to go to the “Plainsman Herald” newspaper office and hand copy news items which she had someone else type then she self published.  The following items are from … Continue reading

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LIFE IS LOVELY – DAY AFTER DAY

Sunday, March 24, 1968. “clear, nice day – Jones & Holmes came home with us – Jimmy & Ta came out” My mom was not Creator of days (M’s challenge for today) but she was the one who “created” this … Continue reading

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STALWART PEOPLE GOT US HERE

Written by Grandma in 1934, Denver, CO.  July 25th – I was five months old.  I guess this was my mother’s grandma.  The people she mentions are my great grandparents and their siblings.  She is writing to family in Kansas.  … Continue reading

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IN THE END, WHAT MATTERS?

AMY RODGERS VENTER (The following selection is from a post to Facebook, 2013) A few years ago, I started a speech off like this: Today I want to talk to you about my mom, Amy Rodgers Venter, and how her … Continue reading

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A “VALENTINE” MOM

(Note to my mom in Heaven-land)  Mom, if there is a way you can know what I’m doing today, I want to say thank you for all the valentine boxes you helped me make (you made) for school, and I … Continue reading

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