Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Love helps put together the Thanksgiving table...

Love helps put together the Thanksgiving table: I love knowing on Thanksgiving morning that I am just one of the thousands of cooks up early baking pies, drinking coffee and thinking about the day along with so many other women (and men).

I do so love baking pies!!  

Here is the link to this week's Thanksgiving column. As I post this today, I am getting ready to put apple pies in the oven and go over my list for tomorrow's dinner. I love Thanksgiving so much. I love folks around the, friends, and those who need a place to be.

This week I looked into the lives of three women that have inspired me in many ways in my life...not just homemaking.

I have included an Irish Blessing which I will be saying at our family dinner. Maybe you will want to read it also at your celebration.

Just click on the title or the first line.
Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Lou Ann

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Some stories live on forever...

Some stories live on forever: One of these days I am going to board the Amtrak train at Waterloo and head over to North Platte, Nebraska. I have been wanting to do this for a long time.

Union Pacific Railroad 1940's.  

Here is the link to my Veterans Day column. I hope you enjoy it. Please just click on the link of the title. As always, I appreciate you reading. 

There is a great surprise twist at the end...something I wasn't expecting.

Enjoy it here!!

Thank you to all the Veterans for taking care of us.

Until next time,
Lou Ann

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Home is where we begin our chain of kindness

Home is where we begin our chain of kindness: The walls are still bedecked with spiders and ornaments of Halloween. I never like to take them down or make the change to the next season, at least until I do make the change.

Jacob McNeal reading Shakespeare on the square.   

Here is the link to this week's column. Jacob's family suffered a fire on Halloween night, and we are here to help. There is a gofundme page on Facebook. If you can help, that is great. If you just have a kind word for the family, that is also great.

Just click on the title or the first line for the story. As always thank you for reading and for being part of my life.

Lou Ann

Friday, November 03, 2017

Love of the land still lingers in memories

Love of the land still lingers in memories: My homesteading books still fill an entire shelf in my library. The subjects are varied and all point back to the ’70s in regard to Mother Earth … cooking on a woodstove, raising chickens, building a greenhouse, shearing sheep and the list goes on.

My homesteading books!

Here is the link to last week's column...the first frost on the farm. I really hope you enjoy it and that it stirs up some of your own memories. As always, thank you for reading. Just click on the first line or the title.

Happy Harvesting!

Lou Ann