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Canine Couch

Once upon a time, my daughter received a couch and coffee table from the youth group leaders at the church we were attending at that time.  And since both my son and daughter still lived at home at that time, … Continue reading

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Virtual Family Bake Off

I received a call from my son Thursday evening.  This is a somewhat unusual occurrence as the last time I spoke to him was on the occasion of his 31st birthday back in early February.  In our defense, we are … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Day Eighteen Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Three

Today is my last day of my 51st year on this planet.  It’s been a quiet day.  I woke at my usual time of five o’clock in the morning, before sunrise.  I didn’t walk either dog this morning.  I did … Continue reading

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My Son Turns Thirty

I should have scheduled this post to publish just after two o’clock this afternoon, which would have been thirty years to the hour marking the birth of Derek Randall Moss.  But, I couldn’t wait that long to welcome my son … Continue reading

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Family Recipes: Grandma Marie’s German Potato Soup

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:
Background: In 1913 fifteen-year-old Marie Kiesler immigrated to the United States from Stalluponen, (East Prussia) Germany (now Nesterov, Russia). She joined her sister Martha in Kansas City, Kansas, where both served as…

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Year 50 Day 364

So my dad calls me on my cell phone this morning, soon after I arrived at work.  He called to wish me well on the last day of my 50th year. How Sweet! (Can you hear the sarcasm dripping from … Continue reading

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Remembering My Great Grandfather

My wallpaper on my work computer displayed a photo I took several years ago of my great-grandfather’s grave in Easton, Kansas: When I saw his date of death on the headstone, I realized that this summer was the 40th anniversary … Continue reading

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