Packing Table Grapes

My friend’s son went off to college in Louisiana.  His sophomore English teacher asked the class what product comes from sheep.“Cotton?” his fellow student answered.   At least he didn’t answer grapes. I don’t excuse the teacher for asking such a kindergarten question, but the answer clearly indicates that there is a vast divide between … Continue reading “Packing Table Grapes”

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Word a Week Challenge: Worker

I found this A Word A Week Challenge  browsing your websites.  Workers, are they professional, blue-collar, amateurs learning a hobby?  Are workers those who work outside or inside?  Is work physical or mental, or both?    Genesis tells us that six days God worked, and on the seventh day God rested.  I’m sure his work … Continue reading “Word a Week Challenge: Worker”

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How One Couple Makes a Difference in a Town

The year was circa 1971. According to life-long residents Manuel and Olga Jiminez, Woodlake, CA was a rough little town. The city demographics were about fifty percent Hispanic farmworkers, for the most part living in poverty, and 50% white farmers and merchants. The tension between farm workers and farm owners had mounted in those days … Continue reading “How One Couple Makes a Difference in a Town”

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Leaves Make Me Nostalgic

WordPress photo challenge: nostalgia #FestivalofLeaves #blogboost Google defines nostalgia as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.” synonyms: reminiscence, remembrance, recollection When I was about age 10, my dad began to enjoy my presence. He loved to take pictures, so on Saturdays, he loaded … Continue reading “Leaves Make Me Nostalgic”

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Blog and Retirement Management

Books are in place.  I’m open for business.“What business?” you wonder, then you advise.  “Well, Marsha, now that you are retired and blogging you ought to blog about things that are everyday here, and other people have probably never seen.”  Great idea – I wrote the first article like that about picking table grapes  – as … Continue reading “Blog and Retirement Management”

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