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Life Unscripted

Kathryn, our daughter, was up to visit this past weekend. As always it was a treat to spend time together and catch up on what’s been going on in each other’s lives.  We had rain for most of the time, and she visited on our working days, so we didn’t “do” anything of great consequence.  We did managed to get over to the Bittersweet Bakery again — what else do we do when we

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are together if not to laugh, tell stories, and eat!

Of course to get to the bakery is a 25 mile drive — it seems that just about anything  is s 25 mile drive from here, but not really.  The fields are looking verdant, with tall corn and thick fields of soybeans.  Which is mostly what we see by way of crops unless you are thinking about farmer’s private gardens…

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10 Things My Blog Taught Me

A Writer's Path


by Jacqui Murray

When I started this blog three years and 586 posts ago, I wasn’t sure where to take it. I knew I wanted to connect with other writers so I used that as the theme. Now, thanks to the 430,000+ people who have visited, I know much more about the ‘why’. Yes, it’s about getting to know kindred souls, but there is so much more I’ve gotten from blogging. Like these:

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Diving Into Danger: Australian Navy Undersea Clearance in WW2

The Rant Foundry

Filed in: War History  –  Author: JF Dowsett

Of all the stories of the Royal Australian Navy during the Second World War, few have explored what went on beneath the sea; not well-known drama of submarine warfare, but the first-hand fight with sunken wrecks, enemy mines and unexploded torpedoes. This was a war waged by the Navy’s own fearless clearance divers from beginning to end. It was a dangerous game, played with full knowledge of the frightful consequences of the slightest false move.

RAN divers in Darwin in 1942 Royal Australian Navy divers in Darwin in 1942. (Image via RANCDA)

In 1941, during the Battle of Crete, a German torpedo bomber swept in low over a harbour mouth in Malta where the light cruiser HMAS Perth was moored and launched its deadly load. The torpedo struck at such a sharp angle that it plunged straight through the water and ploughed into the muddy bottom without…

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Sonny & Cherwere an American pop music duo, actors, singers and entertainers made up of husband-and-wife Sonny and Cher Bono in the 1960s and 1970s

The discography of American Pop rock duo Sonny & Cher consists of five studio albums, four compilation albums, one soundtrack album, two live albums and twenty-one singles. Sonny and Cher had released three albums and one single which achieved Gold status in the United States, those being: Look At Us, Sonny & Cher Live, All I Ever Need Is You and I Got You babe. In the decade they spent together, Sonny and Cher sold over 40 million records worldwide.[1]

Their debut single was released under the pseudonym Caesar and Cleo, and was “The Letter”, on the Vault Records label. Later in 1964 they released “Love Is Strange”, a cover of Mickey & Sylvia’s 1957 classic, and “Do You Wanna Dance” on the Reprise Records…

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Growing Apples

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert August 23, 1993 Vintage Dilbert
August 23, 1993

One day I stopped to think about growing apples. I was munching a delicious, juicy apple and took a big bite. As a result I got an apple seed into my mouth. I spat it out into my hand, with the intention of throwing it away. But instead I looked at the apple seed. Really looked. It was dark brown, almost black. It’s shape reminded me of a candle flame. A little dark brown candle flame…

I realized I was holding an apple tree in the palm of my hand. A little seed with the potential to become a beautiful big tree; a tree that could grow thousands of apples in its lifetime. Thousands of apples, each containing several seeds, each capable of growing a new tree which again could produce thousands of apples. Why then the world wasn’t filled with apple trees?

It is…

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Faith Filled Friday: Church Bulletin Goofs

This is one of those old articles (back in 2012) that I saved without including the site I got it from. If anyone knows, I’ll be happy to repost and include their name. Enjoy. ~ Connie

Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say ‘Hell’ to someone who doesn’t care much about you.
Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I will not pass this way again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What Is Hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM – prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new campaign slogan last Sunday: ‘I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours.’


Solar Progression & Solar Power

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Life Unscripted

It’s amazing how the world around you changes even when you are standing still.  Let’s talk a little about solar power.

Let's Explore Science... Space the earth on it’s axis

We all learned, while at school, that the earth stand on a 23 1/2 degree angle with regard to the sun. That’s how we get our seasons — whichever direction the axis is favoring (towards or away from the sun) determines the current season, sumer in one hemisphere, winter in the other. I won’t bore you all with the science, you had it all in elementary school, or junior high I’d guess.

What I have been finding of interest in recent months is that it’s easy to take things for granted when it comes to natural science; to ignore the natural progressions in life and find yourself surprisedaxis tilt at the results.

We’ve been here almost 4 months.  We arrived in spring.  We saw the peak of daylight length…

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