Category Archives: Family

Life

by John Borel We spend most of these few years we have Collecting things, screening them, selecting Our friends, skills, and tools, Houses, cars, furniture , books and magazines Our ideas, songs, values and favorite phrases. And then one day, … Continue reading

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Let A Child Know: You are Limitless!

By Catherine Hedge Several years ago, a friend asked me to compose a philosophy statement.  The challenge was, “If you could tell the World anything,  what would you say?”    Though I’m now retired and other situations have changed, I do … Continue reading

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Skating on Your Ankles (repost)

By Joseph Hedge (Editor’s Forward…2014)  We are currently in a deep freeze in Kansas.  Snow is up to our knees and icicles dangle like shark’s teeth ready to take a bite!  (so pretty when small…so scary when they hang over … Continue reading

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Five Dollar Birthdays

By Catherine Hedge I remember when birthdays meant five silver dollars from my grandmother.  She lived in Montana where the banks still gave out silver long past the time other states switched to paper. Our two great gifting sources in … Continue reading

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A Half World Away, A Half Century Gone: Afghanistan…Part 2

By John Borel (Fifty years ago, John Borel was one of President Kennedy’s first Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan.  He wrote about his experiences in his post.  His visits to our home during those years were magic.  I remember waiting … Continue reading

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On A Midnight Clear

By John Borel The White Christmas Rabbit On a beautiful cold wintery morning We awaken to a white world of snow. Nature has brought another miracle. Science tells us the how and why But our minds still say it’s a … Continue reading

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“I’ve a Story to Tell…”

By Bill Borel (Headed off to a Christmas party?  Need a poignant story to share midst eggnog and presents, when we seem smothered in affluence?  Here’s a sweet reminder of the bigger picture.) A story to be told to a … Continue reading

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Repost: Christmas Cookies

By Catherine Hedge (I just finished doing this all over again.  The house smells wonderful, cookie crumbs are everywhere, and mailing boxes litter my front room.  I thought you might enjoy this repost that describes why I go through this … Continue reading

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Repost: Opening Gifts

By Catherine Hedge Today, I made significant progress in a novel revision and cookie making…two priorities in my life!   I decided to repost an old piece, knowing that you are all in the middle of holiday preparation.  (Hence…cookies!)  I hope … Continue reading

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Round Three: The Last Words…”We Are A Good Team, Bro!”

By Bill Borel and John Borel (The continuing saga of two fine brothers rediscovering they are two fine brothers while running after little white balls.   Please note: These letters were also written lovingly to two patient wives:  Danelle Borel and … Continue reading

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