“This Week” by Jeannette Buck

I’ve decided that it is time to clear off some book shelves. I need to make room for other things and there are books there that I haven’t cracked in years. And dollars to donuts, I never will. I belonged to more than one book club over the years and managed to collect way too many. Although I always looked forward to each month’s selection and enjoyed most of them, there are a few that never interested me in the least. And one or two that I wouldn’t recommend to anyone.
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Patricia Snyder I’m with you when it comes to reading, any book, any time. Now that I’m not working, I even read during the day. Absolutely love reading.
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Sheila Simmons I try to encourage my granddaughter to read…I told her she could go to anywhere in the world be anything she wanted to be through books…I have always loved reading but lately my eyes tire out quickly..but still love to lose myself in a good read!
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A young relative of mine recently voiced the opinion of a good many people as he headed out the door to school: “I just don’t get why we have to learn history! They are all dead, anyway!”
Well. He isn’t entirely wrong. Most of the folks who have made it into school history books are dead.
The history of the United States alone is long, complicated and wrapped around hundreds of names; some better known than others. Each person is remembered, of course, because they he…

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Gerri Miller FB didn’t let me finish. Dr. Salk’s eradication of polio; the space race which brought us pride and the technology many of us (not all of us) enjoy better farming and conservation practices. If I had it to do over, I would become a history teacher.
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Words of Gold Yes, there is so much, and it is all knitted together – somewhat loosely, of course, but still with threads of families.

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Gerri Miller I think some of our country’s problems today come from the fact there is hardly any “modern” history taught. Forget about Mesopotamia,Teach them about the Pilgrims all the way up to 2018. The end of our history classes was always a hurry job as the schSee More

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My son took me to an appointment recently. “Do you know how to get there?” I asked him,
“Where are we going?” he replied with a grin.
I grabbed a card with an address on it and handed it to him. He picked up his cell phone and proceeded to type it in, tap something or other, slide his finger up the little window and, Voila! He knew right where we were going!
I’m not at all sure I will ever get used to this amazing time in which I live. I am constantly reminded of how m…

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Dave Ahearn Sr. I just love your stories please keep them coming thank you ever so much
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Sarah Marie Daniels This gave me chills Jeannette! The kids have been studying the American Revolution, Civil War and now moving into the Wild West, but ‘hearing’/ reading these letters you just shared and knowing they were your family past… What a treasure to have those pieces of your family’s history!
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I’ve given the bucket a good shake. I’ve turned it upside down and thumped it on the bottom. I even considered giving it a swift kick but then thought better of that.
The calendar has turned to October. Fall, like it or lump it, is well under way.
For some, I expect, fall cleaning is still a ritual. Not for me, however, even though Mama tried to teach me. Oh, yes. Mama tried.
Although there was a time when I could climb up and stand on my cupboards in order to clean t

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