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Gifts from Grandma

My maternal grandmother has lived all of her life in Southwest Iowa on farms and in small towns.  I am her oldest grandchild.  In this picture I was a couple of weeks old.  Grandma was 41. I have been thinking about all of the things that I have learned through Grandma.  She taught me that a…

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Vibrant Presence

Driving home from a recent trip to Iowa, we were amazed at all of the birds that appeared to us: hundreds of snow geese, Canadian geese, three cardinals, some red wing blackbirds, a small flock of wild turkeys (one a male with tail spread), a red headed woodpecker, a male pheasant, a standing great blue…

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There is No Place Like…

Is there a place where you feel comfortable just being there?  You breath in and your shoulders relax and you feel oh so comfortable. I have that connection with Iowa.  I drive over the border and can feel the change.  There is a welcoming comfort and connection that I don’t get any where else.  I…

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