An 80 year old shares his memories of 1930s and 1940s school days in Chelsea, Kansas. The town of Chelsea is long gone from the map, but his memories keep that time alive for us.
The "True South" sculpture exhibition was the 2nd annual such art exhibit on Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas. These exhibits are so popular with people! Learn about the eight artists who had their sculptures featured and see photos of their pieces of unique art.
In 1985 the only thing many Americans knew about Korea was what Korean War veterans told them or what they saw on the popular television show M*A*S*H. This article is from the perspective of someone who had never been outside North America.
Sweet Sadie, an Italian Greyhound, found her way to me in spite of my resistance. This is the story of our amazing experience with animal rescue.
This article provides a first-person biography of artist Arco Tung-Sol, who lived from 1937 to 2003 and produced numerous impressive works of art. Many photos of his artwork are offered as well.
Orchid has been in and out of the life since she was a young woman. Of her many experiences, she has finally found some satisfaction and some peace. The following is a true account and her story.
My parents were two of the most generous people you could ever hope to meet. During their lives, mom and dad sacrificed so much for the well-being of me and four other siblings. This article recalls how generous my parents really were.
Paper airplanes inspired the metal sculpture created by Ed Wilson, which was on view in the "True North" sculpture exhibit. Learn about the Wright Brothers and more.
Below is a copy of the eulogy that I gave at my grandfather's funeral in June 2009. It was difficult for me to go in front of hundreds of people and say these words at such a sad time, but I felt that it was something I owed him and a testament to...
Jimmy Jean offers classes for small groups in the North Dordogne, South Charente regions of France. He wants his students to speak the language in the vernacular.
Here are some ideas for helping your teen make an informed decision about enlisting in the Armed Services.
There is a song that reminds me of my mother. The song that usually makes me cry hopelessly, every time I hear it on the radio. I have it on my iTunes playlist and as I scroll past the song title, I hesitate to click , knowing very well I am going to be heavy with grief, choked with emotion and generally make a spectacle of myself.
My kids have begged me for years to write about my very unique life, which they, as well as my wife, parents, relatives, friends, and many others, have been involved in. Now, I feel this is the time, so please follow me on a journey that even you may be involved in. It will be a book someday.
This Irish family emigrated to Australia in 1967 on the Castel Felice as £10 Poms. These are the memories of my father who was a railway worker on the London Underground and then emigrated to Australia and worked for the South Australian Railways.
As Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba says, the dreams in which He appears are real. The time taken for them to happen in reality varies from case to case. Here is an experience of a dream which manifested itself in months. Also follows a brief on what one should do when one gets a dream of Swami.
Alex delves deep into details about his southern travels in the United States. He summarizes, with photographs and video, his trips to the south in 2014 and in 2017.
My dad served in the Home Guard in World War II Britain before joining the Royal Air Force. He manned antiaircraft rockets when the German bombers raided Birmingham and later guarded German POWs.
I gave birth and for the first time in my life I have consciously realized, with my whole being, that I have a mother too. And I needed her, I needed her more than anything. But she wasn't there.
Have you ever thought about quitting your day job and seeking out paradise? That's exactly what I did.
"I grew up in rural Arkansas on Route 4. That road is now called Dixon Road. Our house was across the street from Primrose Methodist Church and a few houses down from Granite Mountain Hospital, operated by Dr. Samuel P. Junkin, my grandfather. When...
Learn about the artist Dean Ruck and view his "Ourglass" piece of art on display in the "True North" sculpture exhibit in Houston.
When we ponder life, sometimes we should look at it from an animal's perspective; if we only could. One animal that has a special disposition is the American raccoon. They are very nosey, or should I say, politely, inquisitive. Teddy was no exception; he was at the upper scale of nosey.
Emigrating to Australia in 1967: My mother tells us her memories of living and working in Australia in the 1960's. She immigrated with her husband and five young children as £10 Poms. Migration Memories on board the Ship Castel Felice.
Contrary to opinion, spirituality is not about a belief in something. Nor is it a ritual of particular tasks. It is an inner entry into a very deep part of yourself where you connect with core-life...
As a young person, my family moved many times and each time I learned something very significant. Here are my lessons learned.
After finishing 8th grade at the international school, I moved to Sydney, Australia for a year with my family. My father had accepted a position as exchange professor at the University of New South Wales.
Artist, Linda Wages, acquired a God-inspired talent during her later adult years. Her drawings are examples of how our early experiences generate expressions of beauty later in life.
In 1971, my family and I moved to Culver City, California. It proved to be a very valuable experience but upon returning to Japan, I faced more challenges than I could ever imagine.
See vintage needle containers and men's underwear buttons put to good use along with other handiwork by my grandmother in this post.
Death is a topic that brings us face to face with our own mortality. Losing a loved one unexpectedly is especially troubling. This is a memorial for a precious nephew.
I remember that late September afternoon like it was yesterday. I was 17 and a senior at John Muir High School in Pasadena, California. All of the senior girls had been invited to an assembly, sponsored by the Tournament of Roses Association. The...
I was flat-out lucky to have a rock solid Father for 50 years of my life when a few of my closest friends loss their Dad when they were teenagers. My Father made it to ...
This is part 1 of my experience meeting Bobby Sherman as an adult during the Teen Idols Tour in 1998. Also included is a You Tube video of Bobby Sherman singing "Julie Do Ya Love Me"
This is our Love story. It started in the 1950's during our college years. This coming May 8 will be our 60th wedding anniversary. We thank the Lord for all the blessings he has given us.
Things change fast when it comes to a pandemic. This includes a two-hour flight from Los Angeles to Spokane. Small things happened on the flight. By touchdown, the world was changing...part of an ongoing series entitled “ Diary of a Virus".
Alex investigates a European country during a time of political turmoil. He summarizes some of the interesting notes of his visit in 2014.
On a wonderfully scenic family vacation train ride across Canada, things take a turn for the interesting and somewhat embarrassing...could have happened to anybody, really.
This, my friends and anyone else, is a True Story about a band of four real guys. Only three of them are living today. Oh, I am still alive.
Give the gift of yourself this Mother's Day. Our Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers needs to see our smiles. They need to know that we still care for them. All they want is to have their family time.
A collection of black and white photographs taken in Glasgow in 1979, mostly in and around the West end, University, Byres Road, Maryhill.
Angelica Hairston was born to play the harp, but the young African American musician is striving for a higher goal by challenging the stats to empower classical artists of color.
Hettie Lee (Will) Anderson, circa 1895 Foreword: I was fortunate to have acquired a typed diary from my great, great grandma, on my mother's side, of her experience in northern Nebraksa as a homesteader during the 1880s. For the value and...
Preservons la Creation is a massive mural one city block long and five stories high painted by Sebastien "Mr. D" Boileau and two assistants in Houston.
There isn't a day that goes by when I don't have a depressive thought. But I know he is there for me no matter what.
A fascinating first hand account of working class life in 1940s and 50's which give you a real insight into a lifestyle that has all but disappeared. This article is full of the kind of things that never make it into the history books and allows you to take a peek into what it was like to live in Britain in a working class area as a working class family. See how your granny lived!
Ann Street, Greenock, 1967 McLean Museum - Eugene Mehat My mother grew up in Greenock, Scotland. She was born there, at The Rankin Hospital, and lived in the town until she was nineteen years old. She still remembers the exact addresses she lived at...
There are many ways senior citizens can still be active and creative. I explored just a couple of ways that I have known as well as a few of the stories they like to tell.
My New Journey With Tzu Chi. Rejuvenating oneself with the stream of living Dharma. Immerse oneself amongst living beings with compassion.
The story of Camp Howze in Gainesville, Texas and the 334th Infantry Regiment during World War 2. Camp Howze trained 10,000 plus personnel per month and later became a German prisoner of war camp.
Have you ever been on a tour with classmates? If yes, was it good? Read this short story to find out how my trip to Cox Bazaar sea beach turned out with university classmates.
In the 1940s and early 50s we were brought up and disciplined quite differently to the way that most children are today. This hub allows you to take a peek at how one working class mum did it.
I was born at the beginning of the New Year in 1973. Suddenly, it seems like a very, very long time ago. Age does have a certain habit of creeping up on you in a way you thought it never would, teasing you with long days of eternal youth before one...
This article is about my mom and dad surviving World War II with three kids and sheltering Jewish people in their home. Swapping Dad's paintings for some potatoes. It wasn't easy, but we all survived.
I learned that it wasn't easy getting into medical school in the 1960s. A person has to have the smarts, aptitude, and persevering desire which everyone does not have to become a doctor.
Meeting Bobby Sherman was a life changing experience for me. Read for a description of the actual event and how it changed my life!
My mother's former employment for S&H Green Stamps entitles me to call myself a company child. Those were the days of the company taking care of its employees.
The railroad brought me into Huntington, WV in 1976. A train did not actucally bring me but my dad worked for The Chessie System and he was transferred from Cumberland, Maryland to Huntington, WV. He began to work at the old OH Building where the DMV is now on Madison Avenue. The following is some of my memories of Huntington. I have collected pictures of Huntington through the years and some blogs I have written about some of my favorite memories of Huntington and some of my favorite stories
Decades after being bullied on the playground, I am finding through therapy the hold over from childhood trauma is still effecting my relationships with people as an adult
Al Capp could have modeled Sadie Hawkins after my grandmother. Was grandfather a flabbergasted victim or did he intentionally play right into her pretty little hands? This is a true story.
A 23 year- old gold seeker arrived in San Francisco from Massachusetts in 1854. His observations and opinions of the California Gold Rush are recorded in well preserved letters.
Learn about Alcazar the horse; what my grandfather's WW1 war pilot buddy was doing in Frisco, TX; handwritten letters and what people do with cigar boxes today.
On January 01, 2019 my son lost the battle with cancer. He was only 48, loved the outdoors, and had his own thoughts about making his life good. He did not live by anyone's standards but his own. He was happy with a fishing pole sitting in his boat and he always prepared his meals from his catch.
My father's older brother, Uncle Augie, was always my favorite uncle. In addition to sharing a passion for baseball, my uncle tried to teach me golf and enjoyed talking about the Milwaukee Braves. While living on the farm, I always looked forward to Uncle Augie's visits.
Dreams are not designed to pick and choose where they will appear. The thing is knowing a dream and where it has found itself a home.
How do we look back on things in our life that stand out. The way we treated people who are no longer with us? Is is with regret or can we truly say we did the best we knew how?
Patrick Medrano created a unique ark-like piece of art for the "True North" sculpture exhibit in Houston. It was titled "From the Hood to the Heights." View it here.
End of life for a loved one is a traumatic event. Losing someone that we care about is heartbreaking, yet celebrating their life doesn't have to be sad nor expensive.
This blog is about advantages, disadvantages, and alternatives to going to school, as an adult single parent.
A Christmas shopper's dilemma: should you brave the inclement British weather or stay home and shop online? The supposed arrival of the end of the world on 22nd Dec 2012 added to all the fun!
My college room-mate lost her mother shortly before Christmas in 1985. I remember the tearful phone call asking if I'd seen the news, requesting that I not talk to any media...and then begging me to come to her mother's home in Connecticut because...
Ronald Stone was my uncle. He was also a bomber pilot in world war 2. We knew what happened to him. Or so we thought. Until we found this shocking secret!
Betsy Terrell was with Poppa Neutrino for many of his amazing adventures. This includes performing as a street musician worldwide, crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a raft and more.
Do you believe that Man can be his own gardener? Here I describe a short story on how I learned gardening at age12, and I also explain the answer to the opening question.
The numerous photos show my great aunt and uncle's large and successful farming operation in North Dakota back in the early 1900s.
One wouldn’t typically think his or her hair color would determine many aspects of his or her life. However, if you are born with red hair it is the norm.
My daughter, grandson, and i were homeless. We learned to feel what that was like. We learned so many lessons about life because of it. Being homeless in most cases is not a choice. It can happen to anyone.
This is a story of a survivor; a survivor of abandonment, neglect, incest, sexual abuse, Stockholm Syndrome, repressed memory, and post-traumatic stress. This is a story about my hero.
First hand account of the atrocities committed by the Black and Tans in raids in Ireland in 1920 and 1921. They were the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve. Memories of my grandparents during this time in Dublin and Balbriggan. When was the War of Independence in Ireland?
Vintage postcards from my grandparents of the mermaids in Weeki Wachee are particularly colorful. See photos & videos of what has now become a State Park in Florida.
Follow my journey as a 16-year-old girl reluctantly visiting her grandfather in his nursing home, and the lesson I learned about the importance of memories.
An assortment of funny, interesting, and straight-up weird midnight encounters I have experienced around Hachioji, a city in Western Tokyo brimming with city people and country people.
The story of how an elderly stray cat, who had never lived indoors his entire life, befriended a timid young rescue dog and how their enduring friendship defied the odds to last a lifetime.
It was a privilege to share his journey. That is reason for gratitude, not regret. What is clear to me right now is that reopening the door that time has closed is reopening the door to nowhere.
Crochet is easy to do, is relaxing and rewarding. Crochet on auto pilot with just a couple of stitches. Here are some of my creations using a couple of couple of easy stitches.
Edith Piaf was known as "The Little Sparrow." I wrote a biographical poem to honor Piaf and her talent and to tell a little about her success and, also, her sadness.
I was too shy to ask the librarian where the children’s books were located, so the first books I read were adult novels & poems located in the perfect spot for the extremely bashful— near the exit.
See many photos of the 2001 "Cow Parade" fundraising event in Houston, TX. It was a fun way to benefit Texas Children's Hospital. Some of them remain here.
Memories of my grandmother and her family living in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence and the 1916 Easter Rising. How as an ordinary family living in tenement rooms in Dublin they got on with raising their family as best they could from 1907 to 1960.
My great uncle Copeland Charles Burg wrote stories about his life in Livingston, Montana in the early 20th century. I would like to share one of his stories.
Lauren's Garden is in Houston's downtown Market Square Park. Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas was a passenger on United Flight 93 and died on 09/11/2001. This beautiful garden honors her memory.
Who isn't full of memories? I have my share and these are of a time when my children were young and life was wonderful.
The first of December, my dear mother's birthday. It will always be one of my most special days as it has been since I was a child and worked for whatever I could get to always have a present for her.
I was born on the third day in the month of April, on the year of the snake,1965. I'm the fourth child in the family of 7 children that consist of 4 male and 3 female. I don't remember much during the early years of my infant life as I never heard...
This story of incest is written from the perspective of a child born as a result of incest. Today I doubt that a twelve-year-old girl would have gone full term but this was the 1940’s.
The service dog memorial in Houston honors two individual dogs, among others. One served in Afghanistan & the other after the 9/11 attack in NYC, hurricanes, etc.
My mother-in-law was a shining example of unconditional love and acceptance. This is my tribute to her.
Like my father said, “Life is short. We have to be ready and know how it is to be with God when we pass away. That’s because we will never know when it will happen. It could happen tonight, tomorrow, next week, next month—it will happen.” Life goes so fast…
Among three generations of women, she was the first to become a young bride, establish a family complete with husband and wife, and bear her children within her marriage. She was a desirable role model.
Learn about Stir Up Sunday and our family traditions in a working class home involved around the making of Christmas cake and Christmas pudding in the 1940s and 50s
This hub tackles the reputation of Latin prayers in this modern world. This tells about a true account of a soldier in relation to life and the power of prayer.
I became a woman in the 1960s. By the age of 25 I was one of the rarities for the time in that I was divorced and had two young sons to raise. Divorce was very much frowned upon. Women were suppose to marry and stay married, no matter what. No...
Family history of the times in Wisconsin when my mother was a child growing up in the 1920s and beyond. See many photos plus a video.
My life with a schizophrenic. He was also diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), the new way to say multiple personalities. We were together 5 years.
When I was a little girl, my mother got polio. I stayed with my grandparents in their old Victorian home. My grandmother was not good with children but we made a connection with old keepsakes.
As a child I was born and raised in a military family; with my father serving in the United States Air Force for over 20 years before retiring. The military dependant life sometimes was not the greatest due to all the relocating that you would have...
My Grandma is a games person and she loved to play with her grandchildren. A story of how we played Scrabble, no matter what. We played Scrabble while driving and Scrabble even as my Grandma started to lose her sight. Scrabble fans will definitely appreciate this article about diehard devotion to Scrabble.
Local residents' memories of rationing in Stoneybatter Dublin 7 Ireland during World War Two. They talk of The Emergency during WW2. The Glimmer man, bomb shelters, bombs in the Strand and Phoenix Park in Dublin by German planes.
Bessie Hayward (nee field) lived from 1905 to 2003 spanning almost the whole of the 20th century. She studied at the London College of Music and had many interests in particular musical comedy. This is the story of her life.
My son is a man of character, heart, wit, love, and pure tenderness. My wish for him is that he portrays these attributes to those around him. On his Birthday, I wrote this to convey my love to him.
To ward off the flu virus and, other diseases people used folk medicine remedies, medicine bags called 'Asphidity' bags (that is what my Aunt Hattie called her bag) worn pinned to her under garments.
A little tribute to my mother.. she passed on from this world on the 30th of July 2012. It has been difficult to write this ...the pain is still fresh... She was a great lady.. a wonderful woman.
Learn about the theft of 13th-century Byzantine frescoes, the ransom paid, the restoration, the display, and finally, the repatriation of them to Cyprus.
The story of my homemade violin, and how it encouraged dreams of uplifting others through all kinds of music, including my own compositions.
In this article, I recall special times with mom and dad. My memories include family activities, summer visits back home to Wisconsin, and traveling together over the years.
This article relates the story of my first exposure to the stewardess career field and the details of training at "Stew School."
See photos of the Dan Havel "Wildlife Sanctuary" resembling a partially submerged church for the "True North" sculpture exhibit in Houston. It was an attention-grabber!
Dana had a medical appointment at 12:45. She asked, 'Could we do brunch instead of lunch?' I hadn't seen Dana in over a month, so despite the fact my digestive system wants nothing but coffee until at least noon, I agreed. 'Joe Crackers patio at...
Loving an old dog is the next closest thing to looking in the mirror and seeing your own senior reflection staring back.
I have known my mother's younger sister Anna or Sissy all of my life. In this article, I recall Aunt Sissy as a very young boy, young man, in my middle-age, and in 2019. She has always been a kind, thoughtful, and very pleasant person.
Anything is game, bugs, worms, paper, rugs, my Min Pin eats it! For such a small dog he sure does have an appetite.Life with my Min Pin who eats everything is an adventure.
This is a small window into the lives of my paternal great-grandparents as they started their life together in Ontario, Canada at the tail end of an unimagined cholera pandemic. They were caught up in this horror, both as part of the medical profession and as parents of a victim of cholera.
Memories of Christmas day in Australia in 1967 as Irish immigrants. Migration Memories of living in Australia as a 10 year old child. Why did the irish immigrate to australia? We immigrated to Australia with the £10 assisted passage scheme.
In 1957, Charles and Dorothy Kuehn purchased a 117-acre farm just north of Honey Creek, Wisconsin. Dad and mom realized the American dream by first being able to own their own farm and then ultimately by being able to ship Grade A milk in the late 1970s. This is a modern history of our farm.
Of all the stuff I miss about growing up in Africa, it's the lazy pace of life on the shores of Lake Kariba, and the life and death adventures regularly experienced on the lake that I miss the most.
On my birthday in April 2020, during the national lockdown and the inconveniences that came with it, I experienced an incomparable, heartfelt show of friendship. No hugs, no kisses, just genuine love!
When I got married in 1973, a future divorce in 1992 was inconceivable. This article first recalls a happy marriage in Taiwan in the 1970s. It then remembers challenges, frustrations, and success after moving to the United States and living in Toledo and Maryland during the period 1979-1983.
Mum grew up during the Second World War and went on to marry and have two children herself. Now 85 years old, she has a great knowledge of life and her wisdom has helped me take on many challenges.
A look back at the 1930s at some of the experiences of my grandparents, Frank and Ivy Trigg, who were bringing up two young children (my mum Audrey and my uncle, Ken) in Hunslet, Leeds, UK.
I was frightened when my great grandma said a mouse had been in the confectioner's sugar because I had been eating it almost daily. Imagine my surprise when the culprit was revealed.
Trish Burr is the epitome of the well-known phrase, 'Practice Makes Perfect'. Her delicately embroidered birds, flowers and portraits are in a class all their own. Have a look at some of these gorgeous three-dimensional works of art. Our grandmothers did some lovely embroideries but they were nothing like this.
Taxi driving was a great adventure. Never a boring day but I had an experience that I will never forget. My story.
Daughters and their fathers is a subject full of emotion. Dads want to protect their daughters and have a tendency sometimes to dote. They don't realize it, but they do. Too soon they are grown up.
My dad has always been my biggest hero. He spent his life coaching and teaching in a small town in Illinois where he is a local legend. Whether it was coaching or parenting, my dad relied on his gift of "subtle wisdom" to teach and motivate. This story attempts to explain his awesome craft.
The story of my hometown, Hyder Arizona, was written because this is where I first developed my inclination to write. It's rich history induced me because of its magic. But above all else, this is the story of how one girl remembered a life lived before computers, video games, cell phones, and even cable TV. I invite all who read this story to take a trip to Hyder some day. When you do, walk across the tracks adjacent to Charlie's bar and look for my time capsule hidden out there somewhere.
The author relates his true-story romance as it happened in Hamilton, Alabama, with the Southern humor only he can tell. Vintage photos from the 1960s' era and a bit of French history regarding two pencil-sharpener patents are included.
Something strange happened over 25 years ago. And that "something" tested a jaded skeptic's belief in the paranormal. How to explain such an event as a faucet turning on by itself?
"Forever Special" is the title of the poem dedicated to the memory of this aunt who modeled the New Testament women Mary, Martha, Eunice and Lois to her nieces and nephews.
Sergeant Georgina Stone joined the Airforce in World War 2. But that didn't stop her getting caught up in hilarious pranks! Includes being chased by a Spitfire, losing her dignity and her skirt while putting on a parachute, knocking out a ghost and last but not least getting cosy with a King! Just another day in the life of my mother the WAAF!
My dad passed away in October, 2017. This is not just another write-up for Hubpages...perhaps a way to pen my feelings. One more effort to feel a little lighter and cope with the loss of my Dad!
Finally, the unvarnished truth about Abitibi Canyon and it's residents! Were the Canyonites really tough? Were the curling rocks rigged? The truth is revealed in this explosive article!
Is it fair to love your first grandchild most? I think not. It's not fair to the other grandchildren that Grandchild Number One got a headstart on your heart.
Afghanistan is not a usual choice for most travellers. This is a first-hand and heartbreaking account of 3 days spent in Afghanistan with a local family.
We love and cherish our mothers. We wish they would live forever, but the day comes when we must say goodbye and that day will forever be etched in our minds. At least this is my story...
On a hot July afternoon in 2014, my husband and I drove to a neighboring city to pick up a 3-day old puppy for our daughter. She had committed to rescuing him when his Mama passed trying to deliver him and 12 other siblings. This is the story of Bruiser; he's not just any dog.
Art Trek was the 4th annual sculpture show on Heights Boulevard in Houston. See images of the sculptures and learn about the artists.
Someone was actually paying me to drive them around Downtown Dallas in a brand new Cadillac. What could possibly go wrong?
These are my memories of Granite Mountain hospital, owned and operated by Samuel Presley Junkin, my grandfather.
Do you believe in miracles? Why not? They happen everywhere in everyday life. This story shows how certain sports activities make the author believe in miracles with God helping her all the way.
In 1991 I got to see it more as a native than a visitor. Many things were the same as they were when I left Korea in 1986. Some things had subtle differences. Some things may have been the same but I hadn’t seen or noticed them before.
When I was a little girl, I lived with my grandparents on their farm along with my two brothers and three cousins. I did not know dog breeds other than bloodhounds and Trixie was not a bloodhound.
When I met this beautiful little girl, she was two years old. Blood was not a factor, and we bonded instantly. In so many ways it was almost magical.
Paul Kittelson installed a couple of whimsical super-sized webbed aluminum lawn chairs in the True North sculpture exhibit. It was fun to see! Learn about this artist and more.
Death. The longer we live, the more of it we see. What does it take to watch loved ones pass on? What gives meaning in the midst dying? This essay is based on the courage and experiences of my mother.
In retrospect it wasn't that boring, it's like looking the wrong way through a pair of second-hand binoculars. Bear with me as you trawl down through the years from pre-history to when I wrote this... This ain't yer usual 'Solomon Grundy' story, it's not over yet. Still waiting for the fat lady...
Oh sure, cockatoos look all sweet and cuddly, but are they really? Listen to my side of the story, and you might see as I do that they are manipulative, malicious, little beasts, perpetually plotting to kill their owners and fly or flop into the great blue yonder...
Young Ricky Brooks is a flagger for a road construction zone. He's fervent greetings to passers-by during this season of lockdown has brought great joy to a hurting community.
This is a first hand account of what it was like getting ready for Christmas in a working class home in the 1940s and 50s
At the end of June 1941 my mother, my sister and I escaped from our native city of Faleshty, Moldova, which was located near the Romanian border. Fearing the approaching German Nazi army, we left our house and all possessions and ran away on foot....
The true story of the power of prayer, the importance of Faith in our lives, and how it transformed my life.
This is the story of a pretty much mundane trip to Arkansas that turned into quite an adventure. For one day, I was a hero (not a heroine; the word doesn't resonate) in at least my own eyes and those of one other person. It was a mystical day of karma or kindness or maybe just love. It was the beginning of a long journey for me of looking for and finding joy in unexpected places.
A personal spiritual journey of Good Guy with Tzu Chi. A pilgrimage to the Master's abode in Hualien, East Taiwan, to be confirmed as a Tzu Chi certified volunteer.
Babies born after a miscarriage are often called Rainbow Babies because they represent the promise of a wondrous future.
Definitely looks like the product of a nuclear waste spill, doesn't it? When I was growing up, nothing was more fun than catching critters and keeping them as pets. There was a lot of fun to be had collecting ants and putting them in a jar...