Category Archives: History

A New Day

A new day. A new month. What will this day be like? I wonder. For a young friend of mine, today is her wedding day! Because I’ve been sick, I’m being wise (I think) and am not going to the … Continue reading

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I’m Back…!!!

I’m back! Somehow I got logged out and couldn’t get logged back in!!! Today a friend set out to help me and she did!!! Enough on that… So much has gone on since I was on last. Let’s see my … Continue reading

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Today was my dad’s birthday and he would have turned 104 today, if he had lived! He died just four days before he would have turned 96, on December 18, 2005. I miss him so much. And at the same time … Continue reading

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Ninety-nine and… Part III

Living new lives as born-again Christians brought both joy and sorrow to Corina and Glen. The peace and joy they felt with each other and with God was so wonderful. But, was it worth all the turmoil it caused in … Continue reading

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Ninety-nine and… Part II

School was out for the summer, 1932, so Corina went to visit her Aunt Pauline and Uncle Tony Parrish, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Her own family was now living in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It was the summer between her junior … Continue reading

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Pine City, Minnesota

On March 16, 1914 my mother, Corina Aanas, was born in Pine City, Minnesota. We drove there today making a full circle of her life. I don’t think they lived here long, their home was really in northeastern Iowa. Her … Continue reading

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Ninety-nine and… Part I

Seventy and one years ago to the day! August 25, 1942 the doctor told my dad Corina would give birth to the baby. However, neither one of them would live. But…God had a different plan! August 25, 2013 William Claude, … Continue reading

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After I wrote my last post on here about drinking alcohol, I had very interesting comments, both here and on facebook. So I had a visit with my pastor. I discovered that my church hasn’t exactly changed it rules, but … Continue reading

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I’m really sick and tired of being sick. I took the last of my medicine from the doctor today. But I’m no better. The one good thing is that I’m able to do a lot of writing since my computer … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change…Music in Church

The church I’ve attended and been a member of, since I was old enough to join, has gone through major changes, over the years, including music in the church! I have an old Free Methodist Hymnal, Copyright 1910. I love … Continue reading

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