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Telling HIStory

Trust the Potter

Remember opening a new can of Play-Doh?  The first thing most of us remember about the childhood delight is its smell. It was a can of colorful fun, a rite of passage for our little hands–and noses!   The soft, unusually-scented, brightly colored doughs were fun to form into shapes using ...

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Is Your Name Written in the Right Book?

I remember the old television drama Hawaii Five-0, from my childhood. Beginning in 1968, Detective Captain Steve McGarrett put his life on the line, along with his officers, fighting crime in the nation’s 50th state. The show left its mark on our culture: “5-0” is now the term used for ...

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Are We There Yet?

How many times did you ask that question from the back seat of the family car growing up? I remember the look us kids would get from my mom when we’d ask, “are we there yet?” Our family traveled from Illinois to Indiana in the summers of my childhood, driving ...

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With the Drop of a Hat

Who knew that the drop of a hat would lead the way to the creation of  America’s favorite chocolate bar?  At age 14, Milton Hershey had left school for good and was working as a printer’s apprentice. He was quite bored with the position, as most young boys of his ...

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Take Heart! God Will Wipe Away Every Tear

Early death in Victorian America was an experience few families escaped.  The grieving heart was often susceptible to the superstitions of the day. With most deaths occurring at home, mirrors were draped in dark cloth so that no one could see their reflection for a time and be taken along ...

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