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Every August the Sandusky County Fair comes to our town.  Nothing changes much from year to year accept the grandstand shows and the prices.  One of the major attractions for us, senior citizens, is the food.  I love the waffles and …Read More

Several years ago we went to see the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C.  It was quite an emotional experience for my husband, Rich, as he is a Vietnam vet.  He was wounded over there in 1968.  Like most men and …Read More

As a child, I was always excited and more than ready to have school start in the fall.  It’s that time of year again.  By the first of September, millions of children and young people will be “back in the …Read More

A few weeks ago we took my son and his family to East Harbor Beach on Lake Erie.  Our grand-daughter, Erin had never seen a beach before because in St. Louis, where they live, she had only swam in pools.  …Read More

Summer is traditionally the time for vacations.  We spend a lot of time planning where we will go and what activities we want to do.  We make our motel reservations, check our airline schedules and decide which relatives will have …Read More

During a recent visit to the Toledo Zoo, I had the rare opportunity to watch both the elephants and the giraffes at play. The most recent baby elephant, Louie, was having quite a time throwing hay at his mother.  Then …Read More

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.  …Read More

Sometimes honoring our parents can be a real challenge.  Parents are somewhat like church leader or politicians, they deserve our respect just because of who they are.This is the first commandment that comes with a promise.  Exodus 20:12, “HONOR YOUR …Read More

Losing someone you love is never an easy thing to bear, but it is even more difficult when it happens near the holidays.  I lost my sister, my last sibling, last year a week before Thanksgiving.  It was totally unexpected …Read More

This is Joshua and Jesse after their afternoon at the ice skating rink.  They were “too pooped to participate”, in anything except a nice long nap.  I think we all wanted to take a nap, but only the little ones were …Read More