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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: Grain Elevators – Castles of the Prairie

Today’s MBOB is a repeat from a year ago. It’s harvest time again and depending on when the rain finally stopped last spring, harvest has been under way since July in some areas. 1951 was a good year. Dad sold 3,686 bushels … Continue reading

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Mailboxes and Old Barns: Walking in Their Shadow on the Path in the Woods

MBOBs take root downward and bear fruit upward — can’t be helped — those things are built into them. There’s benefit for any who will linger in their shadow and gain strength for the journey. I wrote this in early July: Maybe there’s something … Continue reading

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