Tag Archives: country living

FIREWOOD

This was written several years ago a year or two after we began burning wood.  Now, in 2013, John says we may not burn wood this year.  The woodshed is full and ready.  But it has become more and more … Continue reading

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PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE

Are you a people watcher?  It’s a great hobby.  I’m not talking about being a busy body who wants to know what every neighbor is doing or keeping up on the latest gossip.  People watching helps pass the time in … Continue reading

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A COUNTRY DAD

Dad was of German descent with all the cold and legalistic traits of those people.  He loved his family but could not praise us.  I believe now that he was only able to show his love by criticizing us and … Continue reading

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PISTOL PACKIN MAMA

PISTOL PACKIN’ MAMA   After Dad passed away Mother (Bobbie Worley) kept a loaded pistol in her bedside table. She was fully capable of using it as Dad had taught her how to shoot, clean and care for it. One … Continue reading

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IF I GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD

  When I was a young man, just barely seventeen, I thought someday that I might rule the world. With everything I wished for my life would be a song; and everything would be just as I planned!   Oh, … Continue reading

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MUSIC, from SPLINTERS OF LIGHT

MUSIC I remember walking alone along dusty paths through the fields in summer twilight with the soft afterglow making silhouettes of buildings and trees.  The wonder and fullness of such quiet beauty would make me desperate with the need to … Continue reading

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GRANDMOTHER’S PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED

            While clearing out my mother’s house after her death I came across an old King James Bible.  Its rough leather cover was thin and cracked; the pages yellow with age.  On the inside of the cover was a name, … Continue reading

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