Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving day is of uncertain origin, but its place in our family’s tradition is fixed.  We will observe it, but the different generations will observe it in different ways. According to my memory, our Mennonite conference observed Thanksgiving Day as a day … Continue reading

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More Tears, and Hope

I don’t know where Frederick Buechner’s Longing for Home will take him eventually, but he did return to how often joy and sadness mix in one’s tears. He recalled his first meeting with his first grandchild on a staircase. The grandfather was ascending the stairs and the grandson … Continue reading

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Kennedy’s Last Days

Every one of age is recalling where they were and what they were doing fifty years ago  when President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.  My interest goes to Florida, four days before the assassination.  Kennedy had spent the morning of November … Continue reading

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