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Still Sailing The Ark

Still Sailing The Ark

Mom Nature has thrown the switch once again. Warm to cool. Cool to warmer, now what the weatherman claims to be normal, whatever you consider that to be. And so,…

Fall and Family

Fall and Family

 Our foray into the wilds of the Hiawatha National Forest campgrounds behind Tippy Dam, proved to be a grand thing this time of year. But then we knew it would…

The Autumn Gardener Tour

The Autumn Gardener Tour

We are taking our camper out for one last tour for a couple of days this week. We are hoping that they are perfect examples of the best fall weather,…

The Comfort in Sameness

The Comfort in Sameness

Fall is my favorite time of year. I don’t like the mud of spring, or the extreme heat and humidity of summer or the extreme cold of winter. As a…

Preservation

Preservation

As is his custom at this time of year, the Gardener is busily preserving the bounty from his prolific garden. He has, as my grandmother would say, ‘put by’ a…

Almost Fall

Almost Fall

When this issue of the Press hits the stands, it will be Friday, September 15th. This date has always been remembered in my family. It marks the date that my parents,…

Honoring the Founders

Honoring the Founders

Well, once again I am amazed at the swiftness with which the summer passes. How is it that the four seasons, equally divided into roughly 90 days each, can seem…

Have You Fished Lake Marion?

Have You Fished Lake Marion?

This is a week of observations from the Fern Files. Fern had the gift of being able to turn her keen outdoor observations into newspaper fodder; bits for local, regional…

Still Enjoying The Moon Shadow

Still Enjoying The Moon Shadow

This week’s solar eclipse was certainly the celestial event of this year, and one of a lifetime for many. I recall the first partial eclipse I ever experienced. This was…

Down Some Happy Trails…

Down Some Happy Trails…

I have a couple of things to reminisce about this week; memories with pertinent connections to things happening this month. Perhaps one will jog a memory for you. As long…

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