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As they say in Ireland, "a happy Christmas to all" or phonetically in Gaelic, "Noleg Shona" ’Twas the week after Christmas and all through the house, Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. The … more
I hope everyone was able to enjoy the holidays despite the last-minute snow. We traveled before the snow hit and then stayed around home and enjoyed a white Christmas. We had Christmas at my mom’s … more
For generations, home ownership has been a goal that families plan for, budget for and work hard to achieve. Thinking back to when Ashley and I were newlyweds and planning for a family, we dreamt of … more
Christmas time is a time for giving. It is a joy to give as well as a joy to receive. If we are honest, some gifts “hit the spot” more than others. Some keep our attention longer. Some we hold … more
Could the “Underlining Elegance” of this Christmas season be “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men?” No other better underlining came to my sewing room (my mind). In our turbulent world today, we … more
“How much longer ‘til Christmas?” Mom likely grew tired of my incessant question; it seemed to me like Christmas would NEVER come! “It’s only two weeks away,” she replied patiently, then … more
What comes to mind when you think of the word “joy?” Maybe it is time with family or friends. Maybe it is time spent with your spouse or children. Maybe there is a certain hobby or pastime that … more
Christmas will soon be upon us. I pray that you will be around family and friends for the occasion. Here's a Christmas poem from cowboy poet friend Bob Peterman from Montana. It’d been a long cold … more
Myths are just stories we tell ourselves and others to make sense of the world around us. They convey beliefs or values and attempt to tell truths. In their effort to tell the truth, myths may … more
Once again, our American Legion State Commander Courtney Steffen has allowed me to share her inspiring message with the Kingsbury Journal readers. “Getting ready for another day at one of the most … more
It’s December and the holiday season is in full swing. This time of year is one of my favorites because of time spent with family and celebrating Christmas traditions. The beginning of December … more
Letter to the editor Monday evening, Merrill and I attended the Parade of Lights in Lake Preston. It was spectacular. We were thrilled; we did not expect to see such awesome parade entries. We want … more
I stomped the snow off my boots and opened the door to the kitchen. “Mom, I got the mail. Looks like we got nine Christmas cards!” Mom’s face lit with a smile as she took the bundle from me. … more
I love Christmas. It is the time we spend with our loved ones, enjoying good food and fellowship and the joy that comes from giving and receiving gifts. As I write this, Christmas is just a few weeks … more
Christmas came early for me this year. My husband Josh told me I could get a cute little French Bulldog puppy I pointed out to him on Facebook, and before he could change his mind, I was planning to … more
Rod Nichols has been gone for a few years now, but his poetry remains with me forever, and as a result, for you as readers. Here's another journey into the holiday season. A christmas journey The … more
Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the Little House books while she was in her 60s. It is amazing she could recall countless gifts and precious memories of Christmas from her childhood. Presents Wilder … more
This week, my article is very short. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and the two pictures included may be worth more than that. Porter L. Rich was one of the 429 souls … more
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