The Dee tree: by guest artist, Gaynor Aslakson

The Dee tree: by guest artist, Gaynor Aslakson

  The Dee tree When Gaynor found out that her friend, Deb’s, mother was in hospice care, she knew what Deb was going through based on her own experiences losing loved ones. Many families and friends struggle figuring out what to do as they assist each other...
Sarah Grace: By guest writer, Anne Martin

Sarah Grace: By guest writer, Anne Martin

Sarah Grace You weren’t supposed to happen. You came after a series of miracles. First, we bargained for you on the old wooden picnic table in the kitchen of the old house. In January 1978, we were hit by a white hurricane. The clouds were green above the falling...
John Francis: Written by guest blogger, Anne Martin

John Francis: Written by guest blogger, Anne Martin

John Francis (Happy Jack) Age 3 I am relieved to report, that on the eve of his third birthday, John Francis is becoming a naughty boy. For the two years he has been with us, he has been too good. Actually, his passivity is being replaced by demanding requests and...
Rachael Joy: Written by guest blogger, Anne Martin

Rachael Joy: Written by guest blogger, Anne Martin

Rachael Joy Ruth was to be our last baby. But truly, we could not stay with that. Rachael was our second “last” baby. Well, we all know about that. Rachael was our singing baby. She would cup her bare feet in her hands, roll back and forth on her back, and sing like a...
Plum Run: by guest blogger, Col. Eric E. Aslakson

Plum Run: by guest blogger, Col. Eric E. Aslakson

Plum Run Governor Alexander Ramsey of Minnesota was in Washington DC when Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate forces on April 13, 1861, marking the start of the American Civil War. The following morning, Governor Ramsey went to the War Department, volunteering 1000...

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