Jocie Brooke Here Taking a Thankfulness Survey

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November 9, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. It’s November and so Dad says that we all need to think about our blessings and reasons we have to be thankful. Sunday morning, he challenged everybody at church to think of a new reason to be thankful each day for the rest of the month. I could do that. …

What Stories Have You Read that Make You Want to Write?

Ann H Gabhart Heart of Hollyhill

June 30, 1965 Jocie Brooke reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky on the last day of June. I hate June to end so soon. That means just one more full month before school starts again. Ugh! But Dad says I shouldn’t be looking ahead, but enjoying each day that the Lord gives me. The present is like a gift. You know, present …

Easter Hats on Parade

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April 20, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Main Street, Hollyhill, Kentucky where if you went to church last Sunday on Easter, you’d better have been wearing a hat or something closely resembling a hat. At least that’s what Aunt Love says.  She even told Tabitha she’d have to wear a hat although I’m not sure she was happy when …

April Fools Day in Hollyhill

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April 1, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. It’s April Fools Day. That means I’ve got to be on the lookout all day for people ready to pull pranks. Especially Wes.  Wes says they invented April Fools Day up on Jupiter and the first Jupiterian who visited earth started it up here back in the 14th Century by …

Wanted Posters at the Post Office

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(Photo from Saturday Evening Post) June 3, 1964 Jocie Brooke reporting from Main Street, Hollyhill, Kentucky. Not much going on in Hollyhill this week except school’s out for the summer. That’s something, I guess. Gives me more time for helping Dad with the Banner and for trying to figure out what that Mr. Whitlow is up to at the Hollyhill …