Author: Michelle Kaderly Welsh

Family genealogies are interesting, educational

Family genealogies are interesting, educational

Betty Vetterli’s Matterhorn CD yodeled from my laptop. As the accordion pumped and the singer let out an echoing call, I was transported back to my childhood, sitting on my grandparents’ porch listening to the local radio station’s Swiss Hour. My maternal grandfather, 100 percent Swiss, tolerated my teenage self when I whined about whether…

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Count your blessings every day

Count your blessings every day

It is Thanksgiving, the day we count our blessings. Our church has a Thanksgiving service on the eve before. During this service, people often give testimonies for things for which they are thankful. I remember one Thanksgiving service when my boys were very young and my husband had just lost his job because the work…

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How I lost weight

How I lost weight

After years of trying to lose weight and failing, I had a break through last year.  I lost over 40 pounds and went down five sizes in six months. This journey was surprising, and in the end, satisfying because I did it with simple adjustments, and all it cost me was some time. You can…

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