October 2015

Canning Peaches

Canning peaches   Certain opportunities give us a chance to step into our parents’ shoes and experience appreciation in a whole new way. My latest opportunity came as I stood face-to-face with 24 boxes of freshly picked peaches and pears…

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Melva’s life of goodness

  Melva’s life of goodness   As Americans, our hearts are heavy on this day of remembrance. But mine is especially heavy, not only for those who left this world too soon 14 years ago, but for my cousin Melva…

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Elephant Ears

  Elephant Ears   Everybody’s summer ends with some singular event. Ours happens to come in the form of elephant ears.

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Centennial Ranch

  Centennial Ranch   It’s been 100 years since my Great-Grandfather Whittaker stepped off a train and arrived in Leadore, Idaho, to establish a ranch of his own.

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