Category Archives: Life

A Special But Emotional Weekend

Late Friday night our daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Gene, came from Chicago. They came for the memorial service of our good friend, Joan Schloemann. Besides being good friends, Joan and Penn were the youth workers at our church all … Continue reading

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Thank You for This Outstanding Achievement Award

It is an honor to be nominated by fellow bloggers that I follow and greatly admire. Thank you so much, TERSIABURGER! THE 7 QUESTIONS: 1-If you could create your planet what would it look like? – Beautiful nature. 2-If you … Continue reading

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Here I Am…

Well, here I am sitting…lying on the sofa feeling sickly. Every few minutes I stop to cough or blow my nose.  I had a tooth break off this afternoon. Can anything else happen?  Oh yes, as I lay here complaining … 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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Freedom To Be Me

I wrote a post on my first blog, free to be me at anitaarcher.blogspot.com about the freedom to be me. We had such rules when I was a child. Rules that, looking back, hardly made sense. But at the time … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change – Dress

I think I could write a book on the changes of dress over the past seventy years! As a child in the 40’s I only wore dresses. We didn’t have very much money so my mother made my dresses, many … Continue reading

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Adapting to Changes – Telephone

As I watch my grandchildren respond to life today I can’t help but go back in my mind to when I was their ages. I was born in the late 30’s, was a child during the 40’s, a teenager during the … Continue reading

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What’s In The Day Today…Tomorrow…

We’ve a fire in the wood stove again today…by necessity! Our furnace was repaired yesterday. We were very comfortable. This morning we woke up cold again!!! The repairman came again, in fact, two of them came today! The recommendation? A new furnace! A … Continue reading

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My Favorite Things

Some of my favorite things are (in no particular order): Huckleberries, Delicious Apples, dogs, Bible, animals,  nature, night sky, antiques, blue sky with white clouds, Jesus, sunshine, lighthouses, nature, old barns, flowers, trees, God, deer in my yard, pie, Sound … Continue reading

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The Pendulum is Swinging…

I can’t help but notice all the changes… Not too many years ago girls were embarrassed to have their bra straps show. Today they show them on purpose! Folks used to dress up for church. Not because it was a spiritual requirement … Continue reading

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