Category Archives: Photography

On a Highway of Usefulness

Recently, I have come to fully accept my lifelong role as temporary custodian of our family treasures from the past.  Whether they be tattered and torn photographs or yellowed documents with an ancestor’s handwriting, this inward pull to document and … Continue reading

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Christmas in the north Georgia Mountains

Where:  Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge, Georgia                   Heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest                   90 minutes from downtown Atlanta When:  December 24-26, 2012 Why:  Home away from home getaway What:  720-foot tall Amicalola Falls is the highest cascading waterfall … Continue reading

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Reel to Reel Life

Recently, I’ve been anchored to my chair and consumed—fanatical—about transferring VHS video tapes to Windows Media Player files, or at least a format compatible with most computers.   It’s a small piece of my unquenchable quest to de-clutter our home while … Continue reading

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Andersonville National Historic Site…remembering

Letter from Fitzgerald, Georgia (May 31, 1919) Golden New Era Golden, Illinois June 12, 1919   Dear Editor: I thought the readers of the Golden New Era might enjoy a few items from the Southland. As yesterday was Decoration Day , … Continue reading

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Mission San Xavier del Bac Visited

“The White Dove of the Desert” founded in 1692—built 1783.  One of the best preserved and most exquisite old Spanish Missions in the Southwest.  Established in 1692 by Father Kino—a pioneering Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus … Continue reading

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Christ is Risen!

Mark 16:1-6  “And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.  And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. … Continue reading

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Die Weihnachtskrippe (Christmas Nativity Scene)

History of the Nativity Scene by Robert A. Selig Transcribed from November 2008 Ostfriesen “NeuesBlatt”  (newspaper) Ostfriesen Heritage Society, Grundy Center, Iowa Asked about the mental picture that comes to mind when they think about Christmas, most Christians the world … Continue reading

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Hometown Christmas, part 2

Enjoy a bit of hometown Christmas spirit with me.  Through a series of last year’s December activities, residents of northeast Mississippi came alive. Daily Corinthian headlines read: Corinth Symphony Shares Gift of Music Church Volunteers Bring Christmas Alive Corinth Holiday Tradition Returns … Continue reading

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Hometown Christmas, part 1

Ever heard of or own Hallmark Keepsake Christmas Ornaments? As an adult, have you ever felt like a little child infatuated with Hallmark-themed Christmas trees? Do you know there are Hallmark collectors who buy, sell, or trade their Christmas ornaments? Welcome to … Continue reading

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Saguaro National Park Visited

The saguaro has been called monarch of the Sonoran Desert, supreme symbol of the American Southwest, and a plant with personality.  It is renowned for the variety of odd, all-too-human shapes it assumes—shapes that inspire wild and fanciful imaginings.  Since … Continue reading

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