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Blog“Just Over the Hilltop”

“When the sun in the mornin’ peeps over the hill, and kisses the roses round my window sill, Then my heart fills with gladness when I hear the trill of the birds in the treetops on Mockin’ Bird Hill.” Or right here just over the hilltop in Norwood. It is pure joy to hear the…

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Hello from just over the hilltop where two birds in the evergreen outside our living room picture window made me think of a child’s song of long ago. Did anyone ever tease friends or get teased by singing, “Dick and Sharon sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g”? The other morning was the first time I’d ever…

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The first “hello” from returning geese honked to me the other morning as they headed north. I have seen geese in fields but this was the first ones to say “Hello, we’re coming back.” What a wonderful sound in the early morning hours when the noise of the day’s routine has not yet heightened. I…

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A pleasant face. Have you ever thought about a pleasant face? Dick’s mom could often be found sitting or working with a glow in her eye and a half smile on her face. Dick asked her once about it. She replied that there was enough sadness and gloom in the world without her adding to…

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Here we are just over the hilltop with the bright sun warming the atmosphere on this first day of spring. The wind is coming in from the southwest which indicates that the next three months may be warmer than usual which would be a nice break from the constant cold of the last three months….

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The March winds are blustery and cold. The dirty snowbanks can be depressing and the gray skies remind me of November but my heart is happy and content because out of it are the issues of life. And today the issues of life are a happy heart, a life of content, and bright days coming…

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