Author Archives: Menagerie

Menagerie’s Mailboxes and Old Barns: Pioneer Problems And Present Day Perplexities

Picking up the story of my grandfather’s book, we jump back into the story of settlers in Kansas, just as the Civil War starts. The first part of the book is told here. My grandfather titled his book Pioneer Problems and … Continue reading

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Mailboxes and Old Barns: From Luxemburg to Pleasant Run, A Pioneer Tale by Menagerie

My paternal grandfather, born to a pioneer family in 1881 on the plains of Kansas, wrote a book for our family, a collection of his memories of a life that spanned a time when he still saw Indians water ponies … Continue reading

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And Now There Remain Faith, Hope, and Charity, These Three: But the Greatest of These Is Charity

 [1] If I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. [2] And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries, and all … Continue reading

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I Side With?

The link I clicked on to get to this survey asked How Liberal Are You? For once, I decided to take this quiz, after passing over such titillating offerings as finding out which rock band I am, or what fruit … Continue reading

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The Ant and The Contact Lens

Sorting through some old papers I had stashed away, today I came upon this story I had printed out from an email I received on October 11, 2004. The original source for the story is the book Keep A Quiet … Continue reading

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The People Who Walked In Darkness Have Seen A Great Light

Reading 1 Is 9:1-6 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, as they rejoice … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday Of Advent

Reading 1 Is 7:10-14 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying: Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the netherworld, or high as the sky! But Ahaz answered, “I will not ask! I will … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday Of Advent

Reading 1 Is 35:1-6a, 10 The desert and the parched land will exult; the steppe will rejoice and bloom. They will bloom with abundant flowers, and rejoice with joyful song. The glory of Lebanon will be given to them, the … Continue reading

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The Second Sunday Of Advent

Gospel Mt 3:1-12 John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said: A voice of … Continue reading

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Help! We Needz The Funnies

A sufficient amount of time has elapsed since our last fun thread. Bring one, bring all. Jokes, videos, memes, cats, dogs, and birds. The rules are PG only. Let me repeat PG only. Czar, do not disappoint me here, I … Continue reading

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