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Making God laugh

October 28, 2016 I am a planner. I love calendars, lists, and knowing what is ahead. I must admit, I have even gone to the lengths of timing and diagramming where I?need to be and when on my busier days. more »»

Four reasons to shop the library’s fall book sale

October 28, 2016 My name is Lindsay, and I am a bookaholic. more »»

Just go fishing

October 27, 2016 I’ve had the good fortune over the past several decades to go fishing in lots of interesting places. more »»

The benefits of making music

October 26, 2016 I enjoyed an awesome evening at Prem Sahai Auditorium at the Webster City High School Monday. more »»

Photos and memories

October 24, 2016 I’ve been looking through some old snapshots recently, which is either a chore or a blessing. One thing I’ve noticed is how many of the pictures at my parents’ home were taken in the kitchen. more »»

Another trip to Branson

October 24, 2016 My first wife, Cindy, and I had been married for more than 43 years when she passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in early 201. more »»

Planting tulips

October 18, 2016 Planting time for most spring flowering bulbs is usually from mid-September to mid-October as to allow for the bulb to grow roots before the ground becomes frozen. more »»

See Iowa

October 17, 2016 If you’re a photographer taking school pictures, I’ve decided your motto should be “See Iowa. Take school pictures.” At least that’s pretty much been my experience this fall. more »»

The Griper family’s strange tradition

October 17, 2016 It was Tuesday and I had nothing on my calendar so I decided to look up my old buddy, Eb Gripe. more »»

November election coming

October 14, 2016 With the November election coming up in a matter of weeks, I am sure many of you have seen tumultuous posts on both the Democratic and Republican sides of the debate. more »»

October fun at Kendall Young Library

October 14, 2016 A few weeks ago I found myself at a thrift shop rifling through their selection of collared shirts. more »»

Creeping Charlie control

October 11, 2016 Most folks at one time or other have had a battle with creeping Charlie. If you have not, consider yourself very lucky. more »»

A look back at how times have changed

October 10, 2016 So there I was this summer visiting with the new (young) dentist in Jewell when I innocently asked him whatever happened to dental cards. more »»

Smile pretty, kids

October 10, 2016 This is the time of year most children participate in a decades old tradition known as “school pictures.” Notes are sent home to parents advising the day school photographs will be taken. more »»

Adrift Siesta

October 7, 2016 Adrift Siesta. Microsoft Word tells me this is how Adri Sietstra is supposed to be spelled. Tell that to my parents, Microsoft. I love having a unique name though. more »»

Fall for the weedline

October 4, 2016 The weedline is an outstanding location to find fish during any season. As soon as the weedline is established, and even before, predator fish will be there looking for something to eat. more »»

Poison ivy control

October 4, 2016 We have all heard the saying, “leaflets of three, let it be” as the identify the presence of the poison ivy plant. more »»

Sleep deprivation and the retiree

October 3, 2016 A number of years ago I sometimes called my mother around 6:30 a.m. to chat. more »»

Sharing a meal, family time

October 3, 2016 We just finished National Family Meals Month. And, wouldn’t you know it, even though I ate plenty of meals at home, not one of them was with my family. more »»

Trying to get my groove back

September 30, 2016 It’s been one of those weeks where I simply can’t seem to stay on top of everything. more »»



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