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March 6, 2013 Last week, I had the pleasure of doing three new things. I had the opportunity to touch one of the new clock faces for the courthouse before it was lifted up to the tower to replace the old ones. more »»

Whispering Breeze Conservatory Part 4 of 4

February 13, 2013 As they pulled away from Natural Springs Nursery the reprogrammed voice gave them the news. You will reach your destination in five hours and eleven minutes. more »»

Whispering Breeze Conservatory Part 3 of 4

February 7, 2013 Henry fell asleep thinking about the message Rose had left for him and his son. The letter had distracted him for a moment in his grie. more »»

Whispering Breeze Conservatory Part 2 of 4

January 30, 2013 Henry felt the warmth of the sun’s rays on his face even before he returned to the daylight world from sleep. For a moment, the touch of the sun replaced the cold before the chill overtook his bod. more »»

Through The Lens - Whispering Breeze Conservatory

January 23, 2013 As Henry stood in the cold January rain he had no comprehension of the world that morning. The hushed voices did not register as people spoke quietly behind him. more »»

Reflections of 2012

December 26, 2012 Last week, according to some interpretation of the Mayan calendar, the earth should have come to an end, as the north and south poles shifted, creating devastating earthquakes. more »»

The Light Of Hope

December 19, 2012 Christmas 1945 came to New Martinsville as men and women who had been away in the service of their country were returning home. Many had not seen their loved ones for several year. more »»

Good Old Days

November 20, 2012 A while back I asked what the phrase “The Good Old Days” meant to those I met around town. The one theme people remembered most often was the holidays and being with family. more »»

The Drought of 2012

November 14, 2012 The evening news shows us the images of the damages hurricane Sandy created to states on the east coast. more »»

24 Notes

November 7, 2012 Recently, Randy Hardman, a friend of mine sent me a link to a CBS news report done by Steve Hartman. It is one of those stories that play at the end of the evening news. more »»

Donkey And Elephant Story

October 31, 2012 An elephant and a donkey walked into a bar and sat down at the counter. more »»

Colors

October 17, 2012 This is the story of a young boy whose first remembrance of the world around him was in the mid-1950s. He lived in a two-story house just above a busy highway. more »»

A Time To Garden

October 2, 2012 Not so long ago I prepared the soil in my garden for the crops I would plant for the summer of 2012. more »»

Veterans, I Need Your Help

September 26, 2012 Each November, we honor the men and women who served our country in one of our country’s branches of the military. more »»

Good Old Days

September 19, 2012 In my last story, I wrote of the Good Old Days and how some people remember it as a special time in their lives. more »»

Good Old Days And Time

September 5, 2012 I have begun to realize when you reach a certain age we begin to utter the phrase, “the good old days.” When someone speaks about the good old days, it can have a different meaning for each person. more »»

Oldsmobile And Wingtips

August 22, 2012 There are two things I dislike doing in life. First is to buy a new car and the second is a pair of shoes. I realize in the world in which we live both are pretty much a necessity to own. more »»

Last Bus To Jacksonville (Part 2)

August 1, 2012 On a summer morning in 1967 the man on the Philco radio announced the music group; The Monkees would be playing in Jacksonville, Fla. more »»

Last Bus To Jacksonville (Part 1)

July 24, 2012 It was the summer of 1967 in my hometown of New Martinsville. For my good friend George and me, life in our town was pretty much the same each day that summe. more »»

Did It Splash?

July 18, 2012 Most of us have heard the question posed, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” This question is meant to provoke contemplation. more »»

 
 
 

 

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