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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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A Toilet Tissue Tale, Ukraine Style

A Toilet Tissue Tale, Ukraine Style

Toilet paper and lecturer’s chalk, these were two essential items, which preceded our arrival in Kiev, Ukraine, nine years ago in April 2011. Dozens of toilet paper rolls cushioned the fragile sticks of chalk, needed for the nineteen art & music performances...

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Secrets from the Game Girl Vault

Secrets from the Game Girl Vault

I like to play games! Check all that apply: ___ Board games ___Solitaire ___Sudoku ___Crossword puzzles ___Other (__________________)     I hate playing games! Check all that apply: ___Games are pointless, a waste of time. ___I never win. ___I’d rather talk to...

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Purple Passages

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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