Author Archives: Sharon

E-Mail Requests

We receive many hundreds of emails each week – a lot of them from peeps who think we will always know why they are forwarding a link and who may also believe we are available to do research for hours – sometimes these … Continue reading

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Mailboxes and Old Barns: The Little Harvest That Could

Was it the publication of the book, simply having that task off my desk? Was it the journey upon which DH and I were launched on the same day the final sign off on the manuscript was in the works? I suppose … Continue reading

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Mailboxes and Old Barns: Precious Lumber on a Treeless Prairie

Kemp Hotel, Terry, Montana This hotel on main street is a wonderful experience. It’s been restored sufficiently for use but hasn’t had the history restored out of it. The wallpaper in the rooms still features giant roses and unraveling edges that … Continue reading

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Mailboxes and Old Barns: Charles Lindbergh

It ought not to be only for the nostalgia of some momentary comfort that we remember. Our efforts to comprehend the present may receive an assist from deliberate and thoughtful recollection of things that happened less than 100 years ago. Charles Lindbergh made his trans-Atlantic flight … Continue reading

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Mailboxes and Old Barns: Morning Glories and School Buses

The morning glories and the school bus arrived within a couple of weeks of one another in August…a color duo of the clearest blue sky and a flaming burnt orange sunset. All summer my mother protected the few morning glories … Continue reading

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Mailboxes and Old Barns: Going to the County Fair

For this, farm families would take off on a day that was not Sunday! The county fair was toward the end of August, just before school started.  Every county had their own but we always went to the one one county … Continue reading

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Mailboxes and Old Barns: Tent Revivals and Little Girls, by WeeWeed

Thank you to WeeWeed who is providing our MBOB post today – Sharon If you live long enough, you have the dreaded (but normal) task of cleaning out a beloved family member’s personal items when they die.  Such was mine … Continue reading

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