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TAG : September 2008

Garden Clippings: Watering Methods

I sometimes catch flak about the amount of resources that go into my lawn and garden. People think I use a lot of water or chemicals to keep things looking nice. But the fact is, a well-maintained and planned landscape is actually more self-sustainable than one that may not look as nice.There ...

On the Garden Path: Liberty Garden

Boot Hill, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Doc Holliday, Matt Dillon, Miss Kitty and Gunsmoke readily bring to mind images of cowboys, shoot-outs and Dodge City, Kan. Now, Dodge City also comes to mind when the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy is mentioned.Why? Because Dodge City was the first community in ...

Feature: Mother’s work created day for grandparents

September signals the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. And on the first Sunday after Labor Day, it marks National Grandparents Day.The creation of this day was the inspiration of Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, a homemaker and mother of 15 from West Virginia. She began an exhaustive ...

Feature: Many avenues open to those looking to trace their family roots

A recent morning found neighbors Loree Carlton and Kathy Kinn visiting the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Mo., together. The two, who live in Raymore, Mo., were at the center to dig deeper into their respective family histories – a pastime both have worked at for years.“You never ...

Feature: Get children involved in tracing family tree

Involving children in your genealogy research is a smart idea. You can:Let them play detective. Your children can help you find old photos or mementos in the attic or basement.Test their high-tech skills. Challenge computer-savvy children to use their skills to help research possible online ...

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