Monthly Archives: December 2013

Twas the Day After Christmas

I remember reading a poem as a child that was based on the Clement Moore classic “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, better known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.  In this humorous response, everyone was getting sick from overdoing their … Continue reading

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The Unopened Gift

Some of you may have seen this last Christmas and some of you may have read it in Jones Valley Life magazine this year, but just like Paul Harvey repeated his story of  “The Man and the Birds” yearly, I plan to … Continue reading

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Out of the Safe Area (Vaughn, Part 2)

As I mentioned last week (see Dec. 5 post), our family lived for 3 1/2 years on Vaughn Bay in Washington.  We moved there just before my 11th birthday and moved to Minnesota when I was 14.  My brother, Don, … Continue reading

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Vaughn, WA

In the spring of 1959, we moved to one of my favorite places in the world, the little community of Vaughn, Washington.  It really was not a town or village, just a cluster of homes around a bay.  There was … Continue reading

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