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The Trouble Tree

A friend sent this story to me and I thought some of you would enjoy it as I did. With Love, Russ I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a … Continue reading

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The First

She whispered, “I like you” That’s all the prompting I’d need As we stood in the shade Of a towering tree We were both new at this And acted kind of shy When we leaned toward each other We quickly … Continue reading

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Silly, Silly Me

He grabbed my hand and yelled, “Come see! Come see!” And excitedly pointed to our big shade tree. “Yes I see; it’s a tree” I thoughtlessly said. With wise young eyes, he sadly shook his head. “Silly Grandpa, Can’t you … Continue reading

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The Star

(This a slightly changed re-post of a post I believe I last published in 2010.) At the top of our Christmas tree each year proudly sits an unusual star. It is made out of cardboard and covered with aluminum foil … Continue reading

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