Birthday Time for Darrell

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Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. Jean Paul It’s Darrell’s birthday. He’s gathered quite a few of those feathers in that broad wing of time. And we’ve shared most of those years together. He says he doesn’t expect a big celebration, and he didn’t have one today with a doctor’s appointment taking up his morning and …

A Season of Thanksgiving

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. (William Arthur Ward) I do feel thankful that I have been blessed in so many ways throughout my life. At our church Sunday, we had the opportunity to speak up and name some of our blessings and reasons for thanksgiving. Many of us could have …

Miss Sally’s Reasons for Thanksgiving

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November 23, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky on the day before Thanksgiving. Don’t you just love Thanksgiving? I do. And it’s going to be especially good this year because everybody’s coming to Miss Sally’s for dinner. Miss Sally is the best cook ever. People nearly come to blows over the last pieces of her pies at church …

“Gratitude is Happiness Doubled by Wonder”

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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton  What’s your favorite holiday?  Some of you might say Christmas right off, but I’m pretty sure I hear others out there picking Thanksgiving. It such a wonderful day of family and food and blessings. No pressure to exchange gifts. …

Same Old Same Old

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November 24, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky where as usual NOTHING is happening. Well, the sun comes up in the morning and goes down at night if that counts. Plus there’s school, but that’s the same old same old every day. Get up. Catch the bus. Ride forever. Have homeroom. Go to classes and try to stay …

Butterflies on Thistles

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Life is butterflies and thistles. Hummingbirds and bumblebees. Sleepless nights and sleep-in mornings. Blooming flowers and chomping worms. Truth and fiction. Sorrow and joy.  Butterflies on thistles. I’m off my schedule this week, but wanted to stop in to thank you all again for all your prayers and thoughts this last week as I had to tell Mom goodbye. Now …