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Day By Day Deeds of Kindness

An interesting thing happened one day at the Doughnut shop where I worked some years back. there were a few derelicts that came in from time to time, usually just to ask for a drink of water. One of them … Continue reading

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Walk Beside Me Awhile

Take A Few Minutes to Listen In the course of bustling around the hospital ward, Nurse Edith came past the room of an elderly lady who’d been in the hospital for a short time, recovering from surgery. The old dear … Continue reading

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Washday on the Homestead

According to the Laws of Feminine Paradigms, Monday was Wash day long before the prairies filled up with settlers. Homestead wives brought this tradition from their far-off motherlands and planted it into the cultural soil of Western Canada. As Saskatchewan … Continue reading

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The Mother’s Day Plant

Our assignment for “The Write Practice” today was to write about a father figure in a way that lets the reader really see this person, get up close to him. I thought I’d share my essay with you folks. Does … Continue reading

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THE STRANGEST THINGS HAPPEN

Oh, I have to write about this. Nothing like it has ever happened to me before! Yesterday we were in the city; we made a stop at a downtown shop and I made a purchase, put my wallet away and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Sisters

“I feel so privileged to be entrusted with these heirlooms! You can be sure I’ll take good care of them.” Pearl took the box from her cousin’s arms and set it on the table in her hallway. He  shrugged. “Whatever. … Continue reading

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Qualities of a Quality Man

A MAN by Edgar Guest A man doesn’t whine at his losses;    a man doesn’t whimper and fret or rail at the weight of his crosses    and ask life to rear him a pet. A man doesn’t grudgingly … Continue reading

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MEN are from a Planet where TWELVE are a DOZEN

One morning I was extra-busy in the doughnut shop; in addition to my own work I was helping train our newest employee, a girl in her upper teens. At one point a man stepped up to the counter and told … Continue reading

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A Servant Girl’s Prayer

Lord of all pots and pans and things, since I have no time to be a saint by doing lovely things or watching late with Thee or dreaming in the dawn-light or storming Heaven’s gates, make me a saint by … Continue reading

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Whine or Wine?

Mary’s Petition “And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of … Continue reading

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