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Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Curious about my blog title? The plain part describes my first 24 years as a Mennonite girl in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and the fancy follows as I move south: first to Charlotte, North Carolina, and then to Jacksonville, Florida.

Watch for stories from my past and present knitted together by memory. You have stories too—or responses to what’s happening now. Do comment. I love words. Share some of yours!

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Read now: Great Grandpa Sam: A Hoot and a HollerIt’s No Secret: The Life of Bees and Beamans; Hair: Historical to Hysterical   

Just off the press: An Artist Writes Memoir: Joan Z. Rough’s Scattering Ashes

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