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Swinging on the porch swing in the gathering darkness. . . only the monotonous sound of the night bugs. . . tree frogs singing a sleepy good-night. . . an old song runs through the mind. . .

"Once in the dear, dead days beyond recall.
When on the world the mists begin to fall,
Out of the dreams that rose in happy throng,
Low to our hearts love sang an old sweet song."
"Just a song at twilight
When the lights are low,
And the flickering shadows
Softly come and go.
Though the heart be weary,


Carole Sorg’s Sunflower Memory quilt.

The fabrics of our lives often end up in the quilts we make. The second-place Viewer's Choice award at the Maumee Valley Gas Engine Association Show went to Hoagland quilter Carole Sorg's quilt "Sunflower Memories".

The sunflower block is also known as grandmother's sunburst, friendship ring and dresden plate. Typically the "petals" of the first three peak at the middle while the dresden plate petals are rounded. No matter what it's called this block along with grandmother's flower garden and...


An ancient story often retold but never without relevance, has one of the Egyptian Pharaohs making a strange request of his priests. As the sacrificial ox was being slain at the altar, the Pharaoh demands that the holy men bring to him the holiest portion of the animal, and that part of the animal most evil. In the end, the priests brought Pharaoh only the tongue.

This reflects the parallel wisdom of an equally olden Jewish proverb: "Death and life are in the power of one's words; they hold...


The computer takes more blame for the operators' mistakes than they do. I suppose it's because, unlike the operator, the computer doesn't have to listen to the complainers crap!

Trudy, a very substantial woman and a waitress at a local bar/restaurant, said, "Some guy gave me the best compliment  ever last night."
"What was it?" I asked.
"He said, "I sure do love a healthy lookin' woman."
"Well," I said, before I put my brain in gear, "He'd sure have lots to love."
She gave me a dirty look and...


Summer is dwindling down, with midsummer wild flowers holding court now. Yellow seems to be the dominant color, from the pale shade of the evening primrose to the tall stalk of the mullein. The small aster-like heads of fleabane, looking just like miniature daisies, raise their yellow and white colors to the sun and nod cheerfully to the airy wave of Queen Anne's lace. There is a spot more color in the orange hue of the wild touch-me-not, and the mauve heads of spotted Joe-Pye weed. Purple...


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...


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