Archive for History

  • The Story of the Candy Maker  Who Loved Jesus The Story of the Candy Maker Who Loved Jesus

    There was a man that loved Jesus so much that he decided to do something special for Jesus’ birthday. Since he was a candy maker, he decided to use his talents to make special candy to honor Jesus; so he designed the first candy cane. If the candy cane is held upright, it is in the shape of a s...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones The Christmas Pageant: Great Moments in Musical Variety or what? Once standard Holiday fare and an important bit of Americana, Christmas Pageants have gone the way of the Dodo bird and Wooly Mammoth. In the words of famous Iowans from the other end of the state, The Everly Brothers...

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston As time rolls by we have moved through that joyous Thanksgiving gathering and meal. Some hosted family and friends, others drove to the site of merriment and great stories and fine food. We are not neglecting those of you who underwent airline specs to get to your destinations or a...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones A November Memory Memories, good memories, strange memories, and tragic memories, we all have them. But a very few recollections have been so vividly burned into our conscience, so firmly entrenched in our minds, that we can recall vivid details of the event years and years later. Al...

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston Somehow I got to thinking about President Kennedy a while back. I was just out of the Army when he was inaugurated and recalled that Robert Frost, the venerable New England poet, delivered the poem that day. I say all of that because it was the first time I recognized the man and h...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Twirling, Dancing Leaves I recently had a new acquaintance share her poem that she had penned in calligraphy. The more I talked with her the more I became aware that this was someone all of my readers should know. Let me introduce you to Leona (Beyer) Farley. One windy autumn d...

  • Flowers and Jewels Flowers and Jewels

    Chrysanthemum is the flower for November By Eloise Graham Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China many centuries ago, and have appeared in ancient Chinese writings since 15th century BC. The Chinese used the chrysanthemum as an herbal remedy for various ailments such as headache relief...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Goblins and other bumps in the night. A little insider information for you. Most times, your pal QC Jones writes about whatever comes skipping down the twisted neuro-pathways of his slightly diminished and massively demented brain. But, in the world of big-time journalism, even hig...