WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER BOBBIE BARBER of KANSAS Among her many accomplishments, Bobbie’s tenacity and sense of adventure led her on an extensive genealogy quest to Ireland and Great Britain, exploring the roots of our Founding Fathers. A small- town girl with a lifelong passion for learning, Bobbie continues to pursue her love of reading…

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As I crossed the parking lot heading toward the rec center where I exercise most mornings, I had to step between metal posts placed strategically several yards from the large glass entry doors.  The task at hand—get inside before I change my mind about my workout and go pick up a fresh almond bear claw…

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WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER, KAREN MEYER – “The Ohio Frontier History Lady” and Author of Eight Books Including Conflict at Chillicothe and Battle at Blue Licks. Most of us have many things we want to finish—tasks or activities we need to complete. One way I tackle the problem is to make to-do lists. At the…

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WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER, KAREN MEYER – “The Ohio Frontier History Lady” and Author of Eight Middle Grade Novels Including The Tiara Mystery and North to Freedom. Believe it or not, Ripley is a sleepy Ohio town with an inspirational past. A visit to Ripley—to the John Parker House where this entrepreneurial former slave forged…

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“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” blurted the girl as she came toe to toe with her playmate’s unkind remarks. There are probably more up-to-date comebacks for today’s world, but I think this one has stood the test of time. The thing is it doesn’t take a child…

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WELCOME TO OUR GUEST AUTHOR, BARB WAITE – Elsie: Adventures of an Arizona School Teacher 1913-1916 and Elsie’s Mountain: Memories of Palomar & Southern California 1897-1987 I recently went house hunting with my son and his wife in Highland Park, New Jersey. We drove thru charming neighborhoods where all the homes are old. Many are…

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