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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.

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Who is Heman? Thanksgiving 2021

Who is Heman? Thanksgiving 2021

Have you heard of Heman the Ezrahite? There’s a good chance you haven’t because he’s a rather obscure Old Testament character. I just learned about him recently. In the choirs of David, musicians Heman and Jeduthun were appointed to give thanks. It was literally their...

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Ducks Splash Down, Inspire Haiku and More

Ducks Splash Down, Inspire Haiku and More   Saturday Morning   Ducks land hard on lake A chorus of feathered brown White bubbles remain ~  October 8, 2021     Stalky chalk-white bird Balancing on two brown legs Constantly startled                               ...

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

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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