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    Wednesday, 20 December 2017

    Woodsong Christmas 2017 Dear Friends and Relatives, Perhaps our greatest blessing in 2017 was Erin's giving birth to our first great granddaughter—Caroline Marie Simons in Belton, Texas, on June 1. A couple weeks later Caroline's daddy Joshua had ...
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    Monday, 27 November 2017

    The first thing that happened to me on Thanksgiving morning was a surprise presentation of gorgeous flowers by Gerald for my birthday! It was so nice to start the day calmly with beautiful flowers. Two of our three great grandsons were already outsid...
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    Tuesday, 14 November 2017

    Although I had admired a lovely large tree across our lake with yellow leaves for a couple of weeks, I kept wanting to see some reds and bright orange colors. Other trees in our yard and those across the fields were mostly still green. I remember whe...
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    Saturday, 28 October 2017

    Aging brings frequent doctor checkups—teeth, eyes, hearing aids, heart, INRs for blood thickness, etc. etc. Then add the fact that doing the minimum of what needs doing takes forever, and we get slower every year we age.  At least some of us do. The ...
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    Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    Gerald and I deserted other work and went to the 25th annual BSU Reunion wondering as probably many of us were if this would be the last one we would be able to attend. After visiting in the large lobby at Giant City State Park Lodge, we entered the ...

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Stephen Evans The Narrowing
23 February 2020
So true - and so paradoxical! - age is the ultimate lens - both telescope and microscope.
Rosy Cole The Narrowing
22 February 2020
When the way narrows, focus becomes sharper and dreams and distractions lose their power to seduce. ...
Stephen Evans The Narrowing
21 February 2020
I am hoping for a burst of energy and courage like yours Ken. As you say - waiting to be rescued is ...
Ken Hartke The Narrowing
20 February 2020
Writing from somewhere on my seventy-second trip around the sun, I recognize the narrowing but have ...
Stephen Evans Man hopes. Genius creates. 
18 February 2020
I was without a book at lunch, and keep a copy of collected Emerson in my car for just such occasion...