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What Would You Give Your Life For?

“For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man… I feel that it will soon cost me an increased amount of money if not my life.”  Wilbur Wright, 1900 Wilbur Wright believed that his flying machine was worth the cost. He was a ...

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Cherry-Picking Truth

There once was a young boy named George with a shiny new hatchet that would soon bring him trouble. It happened when he decided to try his little hatchet on a young cherry tree belonging to his father. When the man found his little tree lying on the ground and ...

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When Heaven is Revealed

She was the daughter of a Civil War soldier. She passed away before she was thirty, leaving three little girls to grow to womanhood without her influence.  Among the faded certificates of her birth, marriage, and death, there were no images of the young woman, nothing to show the color ...

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A Feast Fit for God

The recipient of an invitation to a feast in the 18th century could look forward to several large courses at the banquet table. First would come steaming mushroom broth, then beetroot salad, and baked pudding. Next would come rich meats that included boiled rabbit, as well as chicken and stewed ...

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Treasure Found in Tradition

I remember May Basket Day on the first of May when I was a small child. My mother would help me make cone-shaped paper baskets, then we’d pick Lilly of the Valley and violets from the abundant supply in our yard and fill the little paper holders with fragrant blooms. ...

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