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“Rain in May means a barn full of hay” is a phrase I’ve heard and if true the farmers should be very happy with all this rain. Here, just over the hilltop in Norwood, the cold, damp, rainy days continue on and on and when the sun breaks through, even for two minutes, it is…

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“Look for the gold, not the dirt” is a quote I read recently which was referring to people. Why is it easier to look at other’s mistakes or wrong choices rather than their accomplishments and successes? That doesn’t mean the failures aren’t open for all to see, but they don’t define who they or we…

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“You’ve got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive and e-li-mi-nate the negative” is an old song that’s been ringing around in my head the last couple of days. I love the old songs that gave a clear message of positive encouragement in our lives seemingly riddled with different kinds of negative things happening. Whether it be the…

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We have been inundated with huge flocks of “rockin’ robins!” They have been picking the seeds in the buckthorn (Dick calls it a witch tree) and are chattering in the early morning. A woodpecker is making his presence known by the chips at the base of one of the driveway maples, and the squirrels are…

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Welcome to the gracious grateful month of November. Known for its gray, overcast, almost gloomy days, November can become a sunny month of the heart by concentrating on all the marvelous things I am thankful for. That is my goal for November. When our children were quite young, one year we started a blessing canister…

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I don’t want to waste a day of this glorious Autumn season. It is perfect for Sunday afternoon drives, raking and piling up of the colorful leaves, hiking in the woods or on trails, or sitting around an evening campfire under the moonlit sky. I sure do love this month of October, but then again,…

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Isn’t it amazing that an empty week on the calendar can fill up quickly with many exciting people and events? Hello from just over the hilltop in Norwood where the days are full of activities and the evenings bring some beautiful sunsets. Often they have been soft pink clouds against the darkening horizon of gray….

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Happy Birthday to my Mom! Today is her birthday and when I look around I see no one else I’d rather have than her for my mom. She certainly was the heart of our family with a drill sergeant ability to get us to work together and to get things done. Don’t take me wrong,…

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It’s Tuesday and all is well on the hilltop. Yesterday I took the candles down from all the windows except the picture window on the front porch. Christmas is put away until this December but I like to leave the front candles lit for a welcome and a marker for guests. There is something sad…

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Happy Valentine’s Day to my dear family and friends. Dick and I don’t really celebrate this day any different than the other 364 days in a year. We are valentines everyday and manage to express it numerous times a day. It was our goal to be on a perpetual honeymoon, so to speak, and keep…

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