Tag Archives: loss

A Song for Linda

I like to compare photography to music.  It is something I do which gives me emotional release.  I like to produce a great photo, but what I really love is the process of taking that photo. There are kindred spirits … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

I miss you, Mom. I’m going to accomplish great things any day now.  Just you watch.

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The Barn Burned Down

There was a small but scenic barn on the corner of highway 44 and Alice’s Road, about three miles west of Grimes, Iowa.  It burned down yesterday.  I don’t know the cause, but it will be missed. I took a … Continue reading

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When Prairie Takes Hold

I was thinking about my Dad the other day–his birthday is coming up, and I have been doing some tasks that involve me looking at old pictures. Dad was very hard-of-hearing.  He was totally deaf in one ear, and had … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 41: Helen’s Life and a New Mystery

Last Friday I went to the third floor of The University of Iowa’s Main Library, and visited the “Iowa Women’s Archives”.   I was hoping to find some information about Helen Eliza Fitch Parker there.  The archives of the Bradley Family listed … Continue reading


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