Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Those of us with one child often wonder what it is like to homeschool a couple children at once. My friend, Annemarie D., explains how teaching multiple children can be a challenge, "It would be a pleasure to have all of our children be exactly the same in learning style and pace, right? I did teach a child who was a self-teacher, motivated and was independent. This let me teach my other son, who was unsure of himself, to work on his own. When I realized my next child would also need more time...

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The sun peeped up over Pilot Knob this morning, but was soon obscured by clouds that covered the sky. The air is warm and humid, with thunderstorms threatening to move into our hills. April showers are bringing forth May flowers, with little blue violets showing their faces through the green grass. Yellow dandelions are sprinkled over the lawn, punctuated by the red-breasted robin searching for earthworms.

Somewhere it must have snowed on the sarvis, giving spring the go-ahead to come on in...

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Dorothy Levihn’s needlepoint sampler includes her initials “DL” and the year ’75.

Forty years! That's how long it's been since I graduated in the fourth graduation class of Wayne High School. A recent notice in The Waynedale News alerted me to the class's upcoming reunion. I have never attended any of them, but after forty years it seems to be a good time to get caught up with former classmates.

Our graduation ceremony hit a snag when the weather took a turn for the worst: Instead of parading through the football uprights, the ceremony was held in the gym with limited...

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Sally had been married for seven years, and all she wanted was to be a mother. Only a few months after she was married, she had prepared a nursery for the baby she dreamed of having.

But the years passed, and no baby came. She spent lots of money on doctors and specialists, but the final verdict was that she would never be able to have a baby. She had spent the last seven years praying for a child, and now that she felt God had abandoned her, she, in her bitterness, abandoned him.

She watched...

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There are some people who, quite frankly, are impossible to love. You can't dig deep enough, can't try hard enough, can't believe enough, and can't go far enough to make it happen. And I'm not talking about the likes of Adolf Hitler and Charles Manson, either. If only a few such sinister creatures existed, then the world could sing together one great chorus of "Kum Ba Ya," and move on to the Promised Land.

No, the unlovable are everywhere, and they are fairly normal people, not sinister...

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male northern cardinal Photo by George “Dewey” Powell

Robins have returned after spending the winter farther south. I hear one or two singing from the trees in our yard when I step outside every morning, if it isn't raining. I see one often on the lawn. Red-winged blackbirds are back and several call from the cattails of the marsh while others raid our bird feeders. Cardinals whistle from the trees and fly in and out of the feeders. Song sparrows sing.

Though the sky is often gray and the wind blows strong and cold, though there have been snow...

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