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Curious about my blog title? The plain part describes my first 24 years as a Mennonite girl in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and the fancy follows as I move south: first to Charlotte, North Carolina, and then to Jacksonville, Florida.

Watch for stories about faith and family knitted together by memory. You have stories too—or responses to what’s happening now. Do comment. I love words. Share some of yours!

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Rich Memories of Mother and Brother 2018

I am blessed because I had a Mother who . . .    Read to me In appreciation, I once gave this book as a Mother's Day present to my mother. It came back to me when we sorted through her books and papers in 2014.   A well-worn book Mother read to her children...

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Our Unexpected Journey with Brother Mark

The Scenario Begins “Hi, Marian, this is Kenny, do you know where your brother Mark is?” Our cousin Kenny, who lives in an apartment close by Mark’s in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania had called me in Florida late Sunday morning. “No, I guess he’s in church. He always...

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Because of the unexpected needs of a family member, I will set aside regular weekly posts for awhile. Also, I may not be responding to your blogs as often. Sometime this month I will post a Mother's Day tribute. You are welcome to contact me via a private message....

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Purple Passages

Kids, Oaks, and Quotes: Purple Passages for August 2015

A Short Story Once upon a time seven children from three different states came to visit their family in Pennsylvania. Some came from far away in a car, plane or train so they could see each other and get to know their grandparents and great-grandparents, who lived in...

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About Marian Longenecker Beaman

I publish my blog Plain and Fancy Girl on Wednesdays. Whether you are a commenter or reader only, I appreciate your noticing.

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