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Jun.27.2010
There has been a lovely full moon shining in the sky outside our windows this week. Gerald’s garden is growing more beautiful every day. Brian’s soybeans in his new field where our country road turns the corner are a delight to look at. The corn in all the fields around us is higher than the...
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May.02.2010
The morning drive down to the Dixon Springs Agriculture Center in the Shawnee National Forest was good preparation to fill me with an appreciation and a desire for good stewardship of our natural resources.  Going south from Harrisburg surrounded by the green of spring was a visual and spiritual...
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Apr.07.2010
Well, Duke won—barely—but regardless, I am sure Willie Veasley will be a forever hero in Freeport.  What a great game!  We were sad Butler came so close but not close enough, but I had to be happy for the Duke parents and fans.  Tonight I am happy for Georgia (vs. Georgia Tech) and Texas A&M (...
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Jul.15.2009
More rain.  We have had enough.  It is muggy and hot again.  I’m grateful it was not so last week, but the weekend rains were so heavy that we surely did not need more today. I have been running around.  Sunday afternoon I rode to Sikeston, Missouri, with my friend Roger Poppen, who had invited me...
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Jul.05.2009
Although I was not involved, I was delighted to see this front page story on the Southern Illinoisan yesterday.  I thought it was a neat tribute to the young descendants of the Cherokee who came through our region with so much suffering in 1838-39. I was so pleased that Joe and Ethel Crabb and...
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Apr.27.2009
A beating of tom toms (plastic buckets turned upside down) filled the St. John’s School gymnasium, where a single row of youngsters circled the walls of the gym sitting cross legged this afternoon. Joe Crabb had enlisted Dr. Van Burgess and me to help him present information to these children (...
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Apr.22.2009
Weather was perfect yesterday as fifteen of us filled the Rend Lake College van to travel river to river on the Trail of Tears and then up to Silkwood Inn, the home of one of the most famous of the those who dropped on the Trail here in Illinois.   Whereas the Cherokee experienced a white landscape...
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Mar.15.2009
Spring breaks have started for our grandchildren.  Samuel like all the kids here in Williamson County has been off school this week.  And so has Geri Ann down in Georgia, which allowed her to go with her mother to see Erin play softball in Boca Raton.  Her sister Tara, husband Bryan, and the two...
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Oct.12.2008
A Beautiful Afternoon at St. Anne's by Sue Glasco at 9:56 PM PDT, October 12, 2008 As Gerald and I drove down Interstate 57 to Anna after church today, I commented on how few bright colors were there on this weekend of Anna’s annual Colorfest.  Gerald brought us back home over the hilly road...
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Sep.17.2008
   Traveling north on highways through eastern Georgia, we stopped at a roadside stand of an orchard owner for directions, a bag of apples, and a jar of sugarless Muscatine jelly, which has added the sweet grape flavor to our breakfast toast here at Woodsong. I also couldn’t resist a paper bag of...