Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Gardener

My father was the gardener in our family. When people drove by our farm, they’d often see him in the garden wearing his trademark clothing, a faded long-sleeved blue work shirt, patched bib overalls, and a broad-brimmed straw hat on … Continue reading

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Ohio Woman Recalls Kissing King as Infant

I confess. I chose this headline to attract attention, but it actually happened. On a sunny April afternoon in 1895, the Prince of Wales’ governess allowed Lizzie Essen and other servants to hold the infant who grew up to become … Continue reading

Posted in Correspondence, Postcards, Women

Consider the Lilies

The lilies in our front yard neither toil nor spin, but it does take a lot of effort to protect them from the deer. In the four years since buying this house, we’ve never seen this particular lily bloom because … Continue reading

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