Category Archives: Iowa

Nobody But Just Us Chickens

Camp meeting has always been a part of my life. Now days it’s called family camp. But it’s the same thing. I’ve been going since I was just a little girl living in Iowa. We started out with a big … Continue reading

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I Was Worth Praying For?

 Back in my childhood I was the third child of four. That’s not a very impressive spot in a family! This picture was taken on Mother’s Day, 1950. I was 12 years old. My older brother, Richard, Dad, Mother, my sister, Lorraine, me … Continue reading

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I Lived In A Chicken House?

I was in fifth grade. My family had just moved from East Peoria, Illinois to Waterloo, Iowa. We were living in Grandma’s house until we could find a house for us. It was a large boarding    house so Mother … Continue reading

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A Love Feast

What’s a love feast? It’s probably easiest to write about what a love feast isn’t! It isn’t an orgy. It isn’t a bunch of druggies seeking a cheap thrill. It isn’t teenagers experimenting with what is sacred and intended for … Continue reading

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Dad

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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Saying Good-bye and Renewing Friendships

Today I said “Good-bye” to my cousin, Erma. It was time…she was 95 years young. But it’s hard to say good-bye, even when they’re older. She was a cousin on my dad’s side of the family. Her mother lived to … 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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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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Adapting to Change…

I’ve been writing kind of a series on my early life and the need to adapt to the changes in life as I’ve grown older. My family belonged to a very strict evangelical denomination, my dad was a pastor. Rules … Continue reading

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