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Family Reunion

FAMILY REUNION Our cousins from Wichita always came in to visit for Memorial Day and some years our  California cousins came too.  Grandma and Poppie Swift, and our aunts and uncles from northeast Oklahoma all gathered for reunion usually at our house. … Continue reading

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Decoration Day

Mama worked in the yard when we were kids, growing perennial flowers and a big vegetable garden all the way across the backyard. She had snowball bushes, rose-of-sharon bushes, and  two types of roses (one was a miniature wild rose.) … Continue reading

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Mothers of America

America loves mom, baseball, and apple pie. America was formed at mother’s knee. Proudly standing beside their husbands, they helped tame the Old West; labored in the factories during World War II, prayed for the troops on foreign soil  who … Continue reading

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Got Your Back

Two girls were discussing the night out with other girls at a club. One of the girls was having a fuss with another girl, and her friend told her, “Don’t worry. I’ve got your back.” She meant she would cover … Continue reading

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Jesus Died

One thing can be said about Jesus–He died. He died a horrible death. Millions of people have watched a reenactment of his death in movies and millions have been visibly touched to see exactly what all He went through when … Continue reading

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Going Fishing

What do you do the day after a great holiday? You get up and go back to work, so that’s what Peter did.   They’d had a glorious Easter Sunday evening church service. Jesus had died on the cross, and … Continue reading

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After Easter

The story doesn’t end with Jesus on the cross, although that is the focal point of our salvation. Every drop of blood in His body flowed out, ran down His brow, ran from the wound in His side, from the … Continue reading

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Sweet Words

If I were to define my worst trait it would be my big mouth. Oh, I’ve gotten into a lot of trouble over the years because of my mouth. One time we’d been fishing and were leaving the creek, with … Continue reading

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Storms of Life

Another thunderstorm blew through town this evening, and it thundered occasionally for several hours. Most of us didn’t get very much rain this time, but we had received rain a few days ago. Until the time of Noah, mankind had … Continue reading

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Strange Fish

When we were first married, my husband had a streak of good luck fishing for unusual fish. He kept bringing home strange looking fish. A true pre-historic fish, the spoonbill is a boneless fish, with a spinal cord that looks … Continue reading

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