Language is the amber in which a thousand precious and subtle thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved. -Richard C. Trench, poet (1807-1886)
No snow here, but the electricity has stuttered a few times on this last day of October. No trick or treaters yet this evening either. Hoping that November will be a calmer, more peaceful time for everyone.
We feature poetry this issue with 19 selections from our poets John I. Blair, M.Jay Mansfield, LC Van Savage, June Hogue, Wendy Shepard-Kaplan, and Bruce Clifford.
Thomas F. O'Neill dedicates his November column "Introspective" to the memory of his grandfather and namesake who was born 100 years ago this month. John I. Blair discusses some of the terminology you will need when checking on your family history and includes another poem inside the column, "Always Looking." Leo C Helmer (Cookin' With Leo) has another Thanksgiving Turkey recipe to share, and Mattie Lennon's column "Irish Eyes" reveals some entrepreneurial news. LC Van Savage in "Consider This" tells how 'firsters' affect her. Eric Shackle (Eric Shackle's Column) discusses "Ball Throwing records" and updates us on the treasure hunters in the seas of the Fiji group.
Peg Jones (Angel Whispers) brings us the practical advice received from Arch Angel Michael, pointing out that the angels truly care about our day to day struggles, and are always near to help us. Gerard Meister, "Thinking Out Loud" adds his humorous words for after all, we need to have a way to diffuse stress.
Time to introduce our newest columnist, Caroline Evans, coming to us on LC's recommendation. Her column "Etcetera" debuts with this issue and here is her lovely picture.
Our newest columnist
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