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Is the above headline too shocking for you? We've been hearing in abundance the last couple of days, “Let's speak truth.” So, let's speak truth. more
My closest friend spent his working life in law enforcement. He handled everything from minor traffic violations to homicides, with assorted robberies, break-ins, vandalism and domestic assaults in between. more
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. Scent, memories and emotions are closely intertwined and today, the aroma of a home is big business. Candles, diffusers, spritzers and soaps of various essences can elicit distinct emotional responses. One can be energized, calmed, relieved of stress or filled with a sense of well-being and happiness simply by breathing. more
If you enjoyed this summer's strawberries, you have something in common with the prairie pioneers and the American Indians. The strawberries were much smaller than the ones you eat today, but it was a real treat to enjoy their taste, and as we now know, to have that extra burst of good vitamins. more
The young farmer pressed his foot down on the shoulder of the garden fork. He pushed the tines into the soil all around the hole, creating small tunnels in the black South Dakota earth. “We need to … more
Prior to ratification of the 19th Amendment on Aug. 18, 1920, and its formal certification on Aug. 26, 1920, many small steps eventually led to suffrage (women’s right to vote).  It all started on … more
While the coronavirus crisis has increased stress levels for all of us, younger children and teens are often more strongly impacted by such a national health disaster. Kids have not only heard or … more
Some of America's problems can be fixed. Voting in the November election should not be a problem for Americans. Open the polls for at least two days. Every state should open their polls from 6 AM … more
Time to milk the cow! Six o’clock AM. Six o’clock PM. Every day. No matter what, Bessie, our gentle brown and white Guernsey, had to be milked. The milking chores were part of life on the farm, … more
Like giant pinwheels they dotted the horizon throughout rural America. In the Thirties the eight-foot wheels whirled, bringing forth water when none fell from the sky. They appeared on homesteads and … more
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