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Sisters Peg Miller and Sharon Leatherman hold the last photo of their sister Carolyn in front of her folded star quilt.

"Pieceful pieces" was the theme of this year's Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas Association's 28th Annual Quilt Show. The exhibit included traditional and modern designs featuring intricate piece work and both hand and machine quilting.

The week prior, quilt show coordinator Peg Miller stops by Born Again Quilts to pick up a few quilts to exhibit and shares with me that both her younger "middle sister" Carolyn and their step-father Roland Kyle who raised them had died in June of cancer...


You have to hand it to Windy. When Alphonse "Windy" Wilson chooses to speak, it is a bombastic sampling of creativity. Windy has yet to find a word he can't make better through his own unique methods.

Well, what got him fired up the other day was a meeting of the ladies of the garden club down at the nursery. Windy's been helping Dewey with his manure business on the one day a week he spends helping others. Today wasn't a helper day, but he couldn't pass up the audience.
They hadn't gotten...


The best gifts are not always in the prettiest packages.

Some mornings,
I wake up bitchy.
If I'm hungry,
And want something to eat.

Other mornings,
If I'm not hungry,
I get up quietly,
And let bitchy sleep.
Jim Schindler

A Bunch
I'm sure you've seen many kids, who think they're cool, wear their pants down so low that most of the back of their underwear is showing. For some reason, I think that's a bunch of crap.

No Show Jones
Recently, one of the most famous country singers who ever lived...


It was the early 1980s. It was Texas. It was December. It was a Southern Baptist church. It is customary in Southern Baptist churches to take up an offering during the Advent season to support missionaries overseas. This collection is called the "Lottie Moon Christmas Offering," named after a Baptist pioneer missionary to mainland China more than a century ago.

This is the setting young Pastor Kyle found himself in, fresh out of the seminary; green, idealistic, and zealous. Wanting to have a...


Here is an ironclad prescription for personal misery: Attempt to keep everything, every person, every detail, and every moving part of your life, family, job, health, or schedule in precise working order as you would have it, without modification. Demand total compliance without flexibility, adjustment, or concession and you can be assured of never having a minute of peace for the rest of your life.

Understandably, it is good to have a place for everything and everything in its place. But...


I had ordered all sorts of food in Peru. I had tried chicken with a side of beans, beef with a side of beans, alpaca with a side of beans, and beans with a side of beans. I was starting to feel like a human bean and decided it was time to see if I could find some American food. I expressed my feelings to others in our group, and they agreed.

We hunted all over Cuzco. Thankfully, most of the restaurants post their menus on their front window, and many of those are listed both in Spanish and in...


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