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Hand drawn hand turkeys make for creative Thanksgiving decorations!

Happy Thanksgiving!

As the big day nears, now is the time to plan a craft project everyone enjoys while the turkey cooks, the parade participants march or the football games progress.

Who hasn’t created a turkey simply by drawing around their hand, spreading their fingers to create the feathers and making a head out of their thumb? Draw in stick feet and a red wattle and Voila! A turkey is born.

Now hands come in all sizes and so do turkeys so pass out pieces of white card stock and let the...

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This is a true Thanksgiving story, and one that is dear to my heart for we knew the principal characters featured in it.

Brother Harry Craig was a traveling evangelist, and his wife Sister Myrtle Craig was his faithful companion. He was a short man, but what he lacked in stature, he made up for it in vigor. He was a great tease, but all business when he stepped into the pulpit to preach.

Sister Craig was the epitome of a perfect grandmother. With her pert nose, twinkling eyes, and softly...

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It was late October and Butch and Buster, my two friends, had come to visit after school. They weren’t really farm boys. They grew up in the backwoods of a state farther east, so when it came to cattle, they might as well have grown up in the city. They did like to come out to the farm, but it almost always ended up turning into a dare session between them.

That October we had already had a couple of cold nights, well below freezing, and Butch and Buster joined me to check the cows. The cows...

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Lois Levihn’s Bricks of Life quilt celebrates her family and friends.

Next week on the eve of the election I will be turning 60! 60 years in the making of who I am today. When I was young, 60 seemed old. My paternal grandparents the Rev. Herbert Levihn and his wife Concordia both died of heart attacks in June 1962 at 61 and 69. What a shock that was for this five year old.

So what do I have to look forward to at 60? The first thing I plan to do is go to the FWCS building downtown and sign up for my Super Senior Card. The card will allow me free admission to all...

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All day my heart has been on Hickory Knob. As I stepped outside and the rich, earthy smell of fall wafted toward me, I was transported back in time to a backwoods place that was a paradise to us. There’s no other place on earth that has that indescribable aroma, compounded by fallen leaves, rich soil and hot sunshine on rhododendron bushes and hemlock trees.

I waded again the cold, clear water of the creek, watched the silvery minnows dart here and there, and sat on the bank and basked in the...

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Lately, I think of Halloween as “Holloween” because it’s not the event it used to be!

In North America, trick-or-treating has been a Halloween tradition since the late 1920s. But a just few years ago, it seems, parents began to accompany their youngsters from house to house or follow along in a car to make sure the kids remained safe. Treats have to be inspected for hidden, harmful objects or open wrappers. Neighborhoods are evaded by hordes of kids from throughout the city who literally sweep...

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