Monthly Archives: July 2014

back again

Last weekend. . . This weekend . . They came back like they do every single year, transforming our quiet neighborhood park into the Old Fashioned Festival. This is one block west of our house. One block south of our … Continue reading

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Most of us take our hair for granted. Even if we’ve had more hair than we have, at least we’ve had some. Not all chemotherapy causes hair loss, which is why our Rachel has managed to maintain her head of … Continue reading

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a Juarez story

Quinn’s friend Karen wrote and posted on Facebook this (short) article about the ministry in Juarez—both for the babies and the house building. You might want to take a look.

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spanish cooking lessons

Our grandkids Bailey and Marissa have already learned enough Spanish to be conversation interpreters in Juarez. Here are some projects they did for school.

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water color

When brother Howard posted some watercolor paintings on Facebook I was surprised on closer evaluation to see that they were produced with an iPhone/iPad app called waterlogue. Cheap entertainment—$2.99! Not too many years ago I tried my hand at actual … Continue reading

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pie, oh my!

Yesterday I carried a flattened cardboard box to the recycle Dumpster in the office parking lot when what to my wondering eyes should appear but a wall of ripe blackberries. Nostalgia hit me between the eyes, and my mother was … Continue reading

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visitors from arizona

The MacDonalds, Craig and Pam, think camping in the teardrop Craig built is the very best vacation. This alone proves we come from different planets. I mean, it’s cute and all, and look, it even has a microwave! But where … Continue reading

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meet the zanders

For a retired man, Mauri had a busy work day. This morning he played for the memorial service of a woman who lived 108 years. From the church we went directly to the wedding of friends held in a beautiful … Continue reading

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there were people there

“Will there be people there?” It might surprise you that Mauri and I are both introverts. Whenever we consider whether or not to attend a social event, these are the first words out of his mouth. We both love people, … Continue reading

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july three – bailing

It hasn’t taken me long to question the sustainability of my daily posting pact. So. . .I’m bailing. Turns out I don’t have the time or the heart for it right now. It’ll teach me to not make a bold promise … Continue reading

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