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TAG : November 2008

A Letter from Kate: Unforgettable Events

Dear Readers,Certain world and national events have had such an impact on us that the very mention of a date or place can conjure up memories of those events – World Trade Center, Pearl Harbor, Columbine, Hiroshima or Dealey Plaza.I have vivid memories of President Kennedy’s assassination, ...

Together with God: Unforgettable Events

In a moment of tragedy, when we are shocked by events we cannot control, that’s when our faith is the strongest. You might think that it would be the time when it is the weakest and most vulnerable, but it is during those tragic times that we rely on our faith and draw from God’s wisdom to ...

Declaration of War Changed Siblings’ Lives

I would imagine that few Americans thought about the war in Europe before the Pearl Harbor attack.Ordinary people had struggled through the Great Depression. Deep scars remained from those lean years, and some people continued to struggle. Besides, two oceans isolated our country from the ...

Delicious Pumpkin Treats Make Great Holiday Gifts

Baked gifts are an easy and delicious way to share the joy of the holidays. This year, indulge family and friends with the spiced goodness of pumpkin treats. Pumpkin is scrumptious and can be used for more than just pumpkin pie. These classic recipes are an excellent way to deliver the taste of ...

Family witnessed historic space trip

One of my most memorable moments happened February 20, 1962, when we were living in Leesburg, Fla.My husband and I stood out in the front yard with our 3-year-old son and 8-month-old daughter and watched the liftoff of Col. John Glenn’s space flight. Glenn became the first American to orbit ...

Falling meteorite frightened sisters

In the spring of 1948, my mother raised frying chickens, and my sister and I would take them to the local grocery store and sell them.One afternoon, when we were on our way to deliver fresh chickens to the store, there was a loud boom in the sky. When we looked up, we saw smoke.We forgot about ...

Fiction: Video Grandma

“Oh, Grandma, you can’t play. You’re just no good at it.” Michael’s words had stung when he’d said them, and they still stung, echoing in Martha Goodman’s head as she drove back to her house after taking her grandson home. She had hoped the visit would help the two of them grow ...

Splenda study finds negative affects

A recent study of the artificial sweetener Splenda showed that, in animals, the sugar alternative reduced the amount of helpful bacteria in intestines by 50 percent, contributed to increases in body weight, and affected the body in such a way that crucial health-related drugs could later be ...

Open Session: November 2008

Drive-in theater – When I opened the July issue, it fell open to the Heart of the Home section, and my eye caught on the phrase “Twin Drive-In Theater” in a reader’s story (“Fireworks Bring Back Memories of Dad”). Surely this couldn’t be the same Twin Drive-In in Independence, ...

Nick Engelbert’s concrete art lives on

An organ grinder, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Swiss patriots, a viking in a boat – this motley group welcomes visitors to Grandview, a home outside of Hollandale, Wis., where an artist’s imagination came alive in concrete creations embedded with stones, shells and pieces of glass.Born ...

Editor’s Notebook

I love it when science catches up with my maternal nagging.When my children were growing up, one of my mantras was, “Eat your colors, kids.” I wasn’t trying to get them to nibble on their crayons, I was reminding them about their nutrition. I figured if I could get that one idea drilled ...

Big gobbler wins woman’s heart

When Pete Hansen and Annie Gamber, of Salida, Colo., raise turkeys, they raise them big. That’s what caught the eye of a local newspaper photographer, and for Pabst the turkey, that was good luck.Pabst’s photograph appeared in The Mountain Mail the week before Thanksgiving last year, along ...

On the Garden Path-Living Memorial Gardens

When art teacher Jane Beran looked at the weed-lined former swimming pool in Sidney, Neb., she saw possibilities for a beautiful new garden. Her vision took root and flowered into reality, thanks to a local government receptive to fresh ideas and a community willing to volunteer time and labor ...

Money: Gold and platinum card benefits far out-weigh the costs

Getting a credit card normally means you’re able to pay for goods that you cannot afford to pay in cash, larger purchases mean it’s more practical to carry a credit card rather than a briefcase full of money. Being able to repay the credit card purchases off at a slower rate whilst ...

Faith: Are you walking in line with God’s will?

'My thoughts are completely different from yours,' says the Lord. 'And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.' - Isaiah 55:8-9, New Living TranslationIf ...