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May 2012 Archives

Over the Memorial Holiday we made a trip to the family cemetary.  It’s where all my family are buried.  In fact my great-grandfather donated the land for the church and cemetary in the early 1800’s.  My maiden name was Gruver, […]

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer.  The kids are out of school. The swimming pools open up, and most people start thinking of their vacation trips.  Where will you go this year?  Will you travel by plane, train, […]

Memorial Day is a day chosen to remember all those men and women who have given their lives for our freedom.  From the Revolutionary war to the war in Afghanistan, we have continued to sacrifice the lives of our best people.  […]

Have you ever had to walk somewhere in total darkness? It can be a bit un-nerving.  I remember as a child when the construction workers were working on the road in front of our house, they used smudge pots to […]

I love to look out my windows and see what the nature world is doing in my yard.  This fat bunny comes almost every day to find what he can under the bird feeder.  Sometimes I put cut up fruit […]

I’m sure I don’t have all the answers for that, but if we each try to make a difference in our own community and work together with others of like mind, I believe we can make a difference.  I live in […]

Margaret Weisz has been the director of the Liberty Center of Sandusky County for 14 years.  She began working as a volunteer years before that.  The Liberty Center is the only homeless Sandusky County.  Margaret and the Liberty Center belong […]

A wonderful thing seems to happen as people from around the world gather to compete in the Olympics.  This year’s Summer Olympics will be held in London, England.  What is it that makes us gather to support the young athletes […]

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, many of us are looking for the perfect gift for our own mom Should we send flowers or buy a box of chocolates?  Maybe a new blouse for summer or a nice pair of sandals.  […]

1. A mom will always be there for her children, even when they are grown. 2. A mom thinks about her children long after they have “flown the nest”. 3. A mom supports her children’s dreams, even when they seem […]