Author Archives: farside

Six Year Journey Ends

Six years ago I began this blogging journey.  It has been an experience…good, bad, sad, happy and everything inbetween.  I have met many wonderful bloggers from all over the world.  It has been a pleasure. I write at night instead of … Continue reading

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Neighbors Then and Now

Last year after Christmas neighbor Edie gave me a special Shiny Brite ornament. It had a bit of a story.  Carl (Edie’s husband) went to a neighbors(Norman and Minnie Zauche’s) auction sale and purchased some Christmas ornaments.  She asked me … Continue reading

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Christmas 2013

Leftovers, too many cookies, boxes to recycle and a few bent spoons mark another Christmas. At one point daughter Jen announced all electronic devices would be turned off for awhile.  The children complied although several asked “What if I get … Continue reading

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Wistful Wednesday: Christmas in Korea 1951 and a Quilt of Valor 62 Years Later

I was born in 1951, my first Christmas was spent at my Grandparents farm with my Mom. My Dad was in Korea for Christmas in 1951.  He was 25 years old. Season Greeting To CO.B. 5th RCT Yuletide Greeting From … Continue reading

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An Old Friend

A long long time ago ..oh not that long it was about 1960.  I guess that makes it more than 50 years ago…back to the long long time ago.  I was 9 or 10 and in the 3rd or 4th … Continue reading

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The Shiny Brite Tree

The Shiny Brite tree has been done a few days.  I finally had time to take some photos of it. It is a huge project…I suppose mostly because it is a huge tree. It takes a few days to decorate.  … Continue reading

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Winter Wedding

Yesterday we attended the wedding of our niece Rachael.  She has been praying for snow for the wedding.  There was a fair amount of snow….and many of the outside photos show snowflakes. Rachael and Chad were married in front of … Continue reading

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Ready or not!

Ready I think!  The last of the gifts arrived in the mail.  That last gift caused Far Guy a few sleepless nights. Everything is wrapped! Whoo Hoo…we are moving right along. The stockings are hung. A new ornament is in … Continue reading

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Best Friends

We may be a tad cranky with each other as we age…but we will always be best friends, a shoulder to lean or cry upon and someone to throw you kisses across the room if you are kinda cranky.   Someone … Continue reading

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One Tree

One tree is complete.  It only took three days.  It looks pretty much like it has in years past, full of ornaments each with a story. I picked out special paper to go with the tree. The packages are wrapped … Continue reading

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