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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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Meeting Liesbet: Close Encounters of the Best Kind

Who is Liesbet? Liesbet, a writer and memoirist I met in November 2015 on my blog, visited our home last week with her husband Mark and furry "daughter" Maya: A teenager when a world map captivated her attention, Liesbet has pursued her dream to roam the world ever...

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A Souper Day!

  Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor. ~ Marge Kennedy   Has a tub of soup or stew been bubbling away on your stove tops lately? At the...

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2020 Vision, Color It Beautiful

The Riddle What is black and red and green with seven significant flames?   The Answer The candles of Kwanzaa, an observance designed to review the old year and establish goals for the new.     The word Kwanzaa is a Swahili word and means "first fruits."...

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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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