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Taffy triggers fair memories

Taffy triggers fair memories

Taffy. Yum. Sometimes one catches a taffy watching a parade, but the most common parade candy—at least in our town—would be Tootsie Rolls, but alas, that is a chocolate flavored, taffy-like candy. But for me, salt water taffy reminds me of my dad and the fair. I like that better than any other kind of…

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Six things my dad taught me

Six things my dad taught me

Father’s Day is Sunday—the day to celebrate our dads. Dads come in all sizes, shapes, temperaments and abilities. Dads are important. My dad taught through example. My dad grew up the second oldest of eight. His dad farmed. His grandad farmed. He farmed and still farms his 100-acre beef farm. He is dad to four…

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Changing hats might lead to crisis

Changing hats might lead to crisis

Changing hats might lead to crisis Throughout life, I’ve worn many hats. Besides relational identities as daughter, wife, mama, friend, etc., my hats included job titles, such as student, babysitter, short order and prep cook, deli worker, pharmacy clerk, secretarial aide, intern, copy writer, journalist, marketing specialist, marketing coordinator, assistant editor, freelance writer, homeschool teacher,…

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