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Good Morning

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Holmes  County, Ohio Sunrise

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1966: The setting is in Harrisonburg, Va., situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Alice and I arrived at the same Professor’s home to get acquainted with other new college students the day before our Freshman classes began. After a nice afternoon, some games, and pizza, we ended up walking back to our respective dorms together. We decided to meet after the Sunday evening vespers and play ping ping. The Student Center wasn’t open yet, so we sat on the steps and chatted. That was the beginning, and the rest is history!

2018: Now after 49 plus years of marriage, the setting is Millersburg, Ohio.  We woke, checked our devices, had devotions, and at sunrise headed for the local trail for an hour walk, plus some other exercises. Returned home, changed clothes, and stopped for the Bargain Hunter paper, and on to the Post Office to send off our application for our Passport renewals.  Then we went to see my 95-yr-old Mother, and being hungry we headed for Nana’s Kitchen near Holmesville, and had a nice brunch. Then it was on to Buzzard’s Family Shoes in Loudonville for some insoles for my shoes.  Returning home it was nap time for me, followed by a fun time having Alice read me all the texts from Alice’s grade schoolmates, as they reminisced their early school days at Sparta School in Spartansburg, Pa.! I decided to fill the hummingbird feeder, and also the dining room window bird feeder. Soon it was supper time, followed by preparing this blog post.

This is a memorable day indeed

The setting for the photo was in the Valley of the Five Lakes, in Jasper National Park in Alberta!  July 2017

Wren House Gets Snowed On

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The snow will have to melt before any Wrens will want to make their home here! This snow has already melted and replaced, at least once! But we know that Spring will come! It has come faithfully every year, I can remember!!

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Nice Country Home

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A Nice Welcome!

After a two week trip, a week which was spent in the Rockies (Jasper, Banff, Waterton, and Glacier Parks), we were welcomed by our own wildflowers which had blossomed while we were gone!! We had left the country of wildflowers, mountains, bears, mosquitoes, , deer and gushing waterfalls. We came home to mountains of mail and photos to edit, deer on our walking trail and our very own wildflowers! Trip photos will be coming later!

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So pleased to see that the wren family decided to use the birdhouse I hung in my little backyard!

We call this our bird sanctuary! If you look you can see the wren sitting on the wrought iron pole above the birdhouse!

Is Anybody Home?

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Many people will be home this weekend celebrating Easter with family!

No Need for an Invitation

via Daily Prompt: Invitation

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We didn’t need an invitation to go to my 93 yr-old mother’s house for breakfast!  She always had the table set and ready to go! Note the “F” on the melmac plate!  She had ordered plates when we were “back on the farm” with each of our initials, and some extra for her! Nostalgia!

The nice view that greeted us out the back door of where we are staying! No rice fields but still nice and green!

Lovely Sugarcreek Fields