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Wise Weapons

My great-grandfather was a conductor on our city’s streetcar line for about five years, starting in 1913. My hometown has a rich history that includes many wealthy barons of enterprises such as railroad lines, theaters, and even the distilling of whiskey. Most of its citizens during that heyday were respectable, hardworking ...

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The Duel of Forgiveness

It happened on a summer day in 1882, an argument between two friends. Both men were wealthy, living in a midwestern city where enterprise was abundant for men who could handle the challenge. One was a landowner who had invested in his city by purchasing land for the development of ...

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Unless I Die…

He was a young sailor when he sailed with the Spanish Armada in the year 1588. Sadly, what was at first an adventure would soon be his demise. Sailing aboard one of the fleet’s finely built ships near the coast at Antrim, Ireland, a fierce wind destroyed the vessel and ...

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Simplicity: A Gift from God

In our family there are many stories and memories  about Christmases past.   With my father now gone, I  remember these treasured tales with the start of every holiday season. Born just three months before the stock market’s  great crash in 1929, my father spent his early years on a northern ...

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Believe in the Unseen

Virginia’s question was an honest one: “Is there a Santa Claus?” The editor of the New York Sun during that Christmas season in 1897 was tasked with answering the young girl so influenced by her doubting friends that she had been compelled to put the question to her local newspaper. ...

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