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The Edina I Knew

Watermelons Gosh, can anyone tell me where I can buy a good watermelon? I mean like the ones we used to raise down on the farm. Yes, I know the stores are full of them but I have a hard time finding one that really tastes that good. I keep thinking back to the 1930’s…

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On The Brighter Side

Buzz! Buzz! Are Those Bees Still Buzzing? What happened to the Killer Bees we were told about a few years ago? “Run for your life! They are coming!” Those Killer Bees were making their way north and would be taking over America by the turn of the century. A scary movie, “The Swarm”, was released…

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Rutledge Renegades

Robert Zimmerman and family stopped by for dinner while spending the day at Irvin’s lake. Barbara and Wayland Smith from Gloucester, VA, were here visiting Dixie and Waverly Bunting. Ashley, Zach, 3 kiddos Stephens were here shopping and decided to eat. The food and the pie is EXQUISITE! Thanks and God Bless! Martin Guinn and…

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Reflections and Inspirations

The Tail of the Opossum By Carolyn L. Primm   Opossum’s tail so long and sleek Served well for quite a while, Until the year sleek tails were out, And bushy were in style.   Opossum sulked and stared at skunk, “I want a tail like that! But it would take a miracle My hair’s…

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Memories

QUOTE 26 – “MISSOURI WEATHER” The old saying is, “If you don’t like Missouri weather, just wait patiently and it will change.” Did you like the past week of all that hot weather? One good thing is, if we don’t live right, we could go to a hotter place – heaven prevent that from happening!…

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On the Brighter Side

Hail We All To The “Mother Tongue” What is the “Mother Tongue?” Probably it would be regarded as the language our parents used and passed on to their children. To me English is my Mother Tongue. Really? About 80 percent of entries in any English dictionary have roots mostly in Latin with some also rooted…

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Reflections and Inspirations

Hazel Prayers With kindergarten looming on her horizon, my five-year-old granddaughter stated seriously, “I prayed all night that Mrs. Hall would be my teacher!” “It’s good that you talked to God about what you want, Hazel, but remember, God knows better than you do. God may know that another teacher would be a better teacher…

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Pondering

Showers of Blessings I was traveling down the highway one day when my eyes somehow drew to an irrigation system that made for a beautiful summer picture. It looked like a gentle rain coming down from heaven sending refreshment to a cornfield that had seen some dry days. And my heart pondered: “Oh Lord, Thank…

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The Edina I Knew

Three Outstanding Extension County Agents We have had several county agents in the past 85 years. For many years their offices were in the basement of the courthouse. This was back in the early days: their mission was to advise or help the many farmers in the county. Yup, it’s hard to believe but in…

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Memories

QUOTE – “SILENCE IS GOLDEN” I was asked to write an article on this quote, “Silence is golden.” One day in my younger years, my father and I were walking along, and we passed a group of people talking. Some of them wanted to put their two cents worth in and some of the voices…

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