Testimonials

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Camping, Family Reunions, and Sightseeing

Camping, Family Reunions, and Sightseeing

I recommend camping as a rewarding way to attend a family reunion and get in some sightseeing. My wife and I drove to Henderson Harbor, New York and back August 1-10 for a family reunion. We camped in the summer heat and some rain with a new Coleman Sundome®...
Wherever Crawdads Might Sing

Wherever Crawdads Might Sing

Have you tramped through a marsh recently? Kya Clark, lead character in Where the Crawdads Sing, tramped through a North Carolina coastal marsh at Barkley Cove. She lived in the marsh, looked like a tramp to town folks, and so, they labeled her the Marsh Girl. Tate...
Two Rolling Stones on the Road

Two Rolling Stones on the Road

Have you taken a long road trip recently in your car, truck, or RV? Where did you go? What were the gasoline prices? Were there enough electric vehicle rechargers? Were you pleased with the hotels or campsites? Did you visit family and friends? What historical sites,...
God’s Mysterious Workings

God’s Mysterious Workings

Have you walked down memory lane recently? I did when my wife and I visited east Tennessee. I introduced my wife to the area and a few of my friends from my days at Maryville College. We also visited a friend from Maine who lives in Knoxville with his family. A visit...
The Most Important Invasion in History

The Most Important Invasion in History

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is headline news these days, but do you know about a previous Russian invasion during World War II? Russia invaded Finland twice during that great war. The first invasion was in the winter of 1939-1940 and the second one was from 1941...
Oh No, I Guess That’s Not Right

Oh No, I Guess That’s Not Right

Jay Leno said that for twenty-two years his team went out on the streets to talk to people for his Jaywalking conversations. His favorite question to ask people was how Mount Rushmore was formed. More than one person said that it was created by erosion. Jay was...
Senator Strom Thurmond and Civil Rights Today

Senator Strom Thurmond and Civil Rights Today

What comes to your mind when you hear ‘civil rights’? Do you think of your past struggle for civil rights? Do you think about our contemporary focus on civil rights? I want you to think briefly about a portion of the historical context of civil rights. I recently read...
Fours Lessons Volunteers at Prisons Learn

Fours Lessons Volunteers at Prisons Learn

You can give valuable service as a volunteer at a prison. You will receive priceless enrichment through your friendship with the residents. I discovered this after I started volunteering in October at Walton Correctional Institution (WCI), a Florida State prison for...
What Is Truly Most Important in Life

What Is Truly Most Important in Life

Do you read your mail? My wife and I picked up our mail after we returned from our Thanksgiving visit in Maine. We glanced at the mail before unpacking. A newsletter from my a Watertown, New York church had arrived. Later, as I read the pastor’s message I came across...