Family Reunions

Summers and family reunions seem to go hand-in-hand. Many would post their upcoming reunion in the local newspapers. With social media, I’ve seen a few posted on Facebook. It seems emails and texting have replaced written invitations and phone conversations. But however the message and date is announced, the reunion is about bringing the family […]

The Rhubarb Patch

How many have a rhubarb patch? It seems most homes or farms do. I remember as a child ours was behind the swing set. Two huge plants. Every year Mom would pull the stalks and make rhubarb pie or cobbler. Not really my favorite then. Later I heard the outhouse sat by the rhubarb plants. […]

The Ribs of a Barn

The barn. The big, beautiful barn. Most of my life my Dad’s name was on the side of the barn. I was never sure why since most people knew who lived there already. And, of course, I knew who lived there. I think maybe it was the pride in this wonderful barn. It was a […]

Grandma’s Friendship Garden

Spring time is a time of renewal. Not only of our gardens, flowers beds and yards but our mind. When Spring rolls around every year I think of my Grandma Brumbaugh and her love of flowers, plants and being outside. I share those same interest. I love going around and seeing the fresh new starts […]

Arcanum During WWII

During WWII food rationing or restrictions were applied due to food needed for the soldiers overseas as well as limited food supplies due to war destroyed lands and shortage of labor.  Trade routes were often disrupted due to war. WWI During WWI in 1918 the food program was:  Monday is wheatless, Tuesday is meatless, Wednesday […]

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