Tag: chickens

  • The Female Criminals in the Family

    The Female Criminals in the Family

    The boy, who is somewhat of an expert in tracking down records, sent me a copy of the 1930 Census last night. He included this note: Your Aunt Cil was a jailbird that day. It is hardly headline news to anyone that our family's ancestry[..]
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  • Saving Chickens: Part Two, 2015

    Saving Chickens: Part Two, 2015

    Editor's Note: I saved a chicken once. Back in 2009. See yesterday's post. This is a story about how I tried to save another one but failed. As it turns out, not every chicken seeks salvation. Some will turn tail and run from it. I[..]
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  • Saving Chickens: Part One 2009

    Saving Chickens: Part One 2009

    Editor's Note: The following is a true account of a true life event in which I saved a chicken in Pinehurst, North Carolina while working as an editorial writer at the FayObserver.com. Stay tuned for the next adventure in Saving Chickens.  I saved a chicken[..]
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  • Guide Mama

    Guide Mama

    Miz Shelby guest blogging from Guatemala.     Over half a dozen children sit quietly at the small wooden table. They all look younger than five. We are gathered at the home of Marta, a Madre Guía or Guide Mother, to watch the women prepare and[..]
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  • Chickens in my future

    Chickens in my future

      The always beautiful and forever talented and always delightfully entertaining Sarah Thebarge came for a visit during Umatilla County Fair week. So, of course, I had to take her to the fair. Our first stop was the exhibition hall, where we marveled over the handiwork of[..]
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