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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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Longenecker Sisters Road Trip to the River

Longenecker Sisters Road Trip to the River

For there is no friend like a sister / In calm or stormy weather; / To cheer one on the tedious way, / To fetch one if one goes astray, / To lift one if one totters down,/ To strengthen whilst one stands.   –– Christina Rossetti from “Goblin Market”    ...

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Mother’s Day Memento

Mother’s Day Memento

At the initiation of Anna Jarvis President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation in 1914 declaring Mother's Day an official holiday. Although It takes place on the second Sunday in May in the USA, Mother's Day is also celebrated internationally on different dates....

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My Work is Loving the World

My Work is Loving the World

Last week's blog post honored the treasures of the land, with its power to heal, and its gifts of providing food, clothing, and shelter. The land grounds us, provides stability under our feet, nourishes our souls and feeds our bodies. However, work is often required...

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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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