Just a small town gal and that is all I'll ever be,
where life is just another iced sweet tea away,
where you can see the twinkling stars at night,
the wonders of the moon,
and puffy white clouds floating across the blue sky.
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December 12, 2015

Wreaths Across America Ceremony

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Wreaths Across America Ceremony
December 12, 2015
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We attended the Wreaths Across America Ceremony this morning, an annual event that is held at the Veterans Memorial Park and is hosted by our local4-H Cedar Vale Go-Getters. It is uplifting and inspiring to be able to attend such a meaningful event in our small town.  
 
Wreaths Across America mission, Remember, Honor, Teach is carried out in...

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November 26, 2015

There is a chill in the air as the winter season will be soon here

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There is a chill in the air as the winter season will be soon here....
November 27, 2015
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"Watching raindrops turn to mini icicles that cling to the last of the sycamore leaves that dance in the light breeze before they one by one flutter to the pile below. Squirrels are running to and fro gathering nuts on this chilly fall day. Sipping hot cocoa, fuzzy socks, comforter, Christmas movie, potato soup s...

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November 26, 2015

Over the River and Through the Woods

 
 
Over the River and Through the Wooods..
November 26, 2015

Many memories of singing this song on many trips going 'up home' as a child. It We sang it especially loud when it was Thanksgiving time as we were so excited to not only see all of our relatives, but also we were going to be able to spend 4 days 'up home' instead of just the weekend.

"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts..." Oliver Wendell Holmes
 

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November 19, 2015

Once home to variety of businesses in Cedar Vale is demolished

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Once home to variety of businesses in Cedar Vale is demolished
November 19, 2015

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Thank you to Oscar Mattocks who took several photos November 17, 2015 of a building being demolished in Cedar Vale and has given us permission to share them with you here.

Photo Credits: Oscar Mattocks
"The building in downtown Cedar Vale that is being torn down. When I was a kid it was Mary Brunger variety store. Layer it was a western wear store owne
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November 15, 2015

Shop local, you will be glad you did

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Shop local, you will be glad you did
November 15, 2015

Things to ponder, ruminate upon...
We were having dinner in our small town restaurant and in the course of conversation the topic came up of shopping and using the business services available locally. As anyone who has been following our website, or posts on Facebook, many are well aware that we promote shopping locally first. Our dinner companions agreed and made a point to which we feel needs to be repeated. "For example if you have a...

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November 14, 2015

Sunset-Chautauqua Hills

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Sunset - Chautauqua Hills
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November 14, 2015
"As the sun sets in the Chautauqua Hills, the intense pinks and peach colors fuse into a final hurrah of fiery orange before sinking in
The western sky as the end of another day merges into the quiet of eventide...."~

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November 13, 2015

Fall...the hush before winter

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Fall...the hush before winter
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November 13, 2015
"Fall....the hush before winter. Fall is showing her colorful foliage as trees change from green to gold and red. The leaves seem to dance to their own tune. Some clinging precariously to the branches as one by one lose their grip, floating, tumbling in the wind before they gently float to the ground. Autumn is slowly giving way to winter with this annual
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November 23, 2014

Look For Rainbows

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Look For Rainbows...
November 23, 2014
Home is where the heart is...
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"It isn't what life hands us to deal with
It is how we react to it.............
One can choose to only see the bad
Or one can find the good even when it seems that there is none.
If you look for the bad you will surely find it
If you can see further than the moment, you will find the good
Only you can control
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November 19, 2014

Thankful for Small Town Living

Cedar Vale, Kansas
Cedar Vale, Kansas
Thankful for Small Town Living
November 19, 2014
Home is where the heart is...
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"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow." ~Edward Sandford Martin

As we read this quote, we began thinking about all that we are thankful for in our lives. We also, thought about how often we consciously realized all the many ble...

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November 13, 2014

Winter, it isn't your season yet..

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November 13, 2014
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"Oh, winter, could you please wait until your season begins to bring freezing temps and snow?
We were so enjoying the autumn foliage and the crisp air.
One really hopes we don't wake to this view in the morning, but if you must bless us with snow, we are ready with fluffy blankets, flannel shirts, long johns, woolly socks, hot chocolate, and the good Book."

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