by Steve Nauman
Feb5WedFebruary 5, 2020 by Steve Nauman
Shortly after I had turned 16 years old, I tested for and received my drivers license. Then almost immediately, my father had plans for me to drive his truck to Syracuse (NY) at times—not just to give him a break (he loved being in the city and dealing with all the vendors)—but mostly because he had been waiting to have an operation...
Jan2ThuJanuary 2, 2020 by Steve Nauman
I saw part of a late night infomercial promoting a product that was supposed to cure most any common disease, and just might allow you to live to be 120 years old! Then a vibrant, physically fit young woman started telling how she’s been taking this product and giving it to her two children. She was so excited talking about all the extra...
Dec17TueDecember 17, 2019 by Steve Nauman
The memories I have of a much simpler Christmas , come from the West Smyrna Baptist Church in Smyrna, NY. That’s the church I grew up in and was there until I moved to the Elkhart area when I was 20. The church is in central NY, and the area is very hilly (and not very populated).
But what made my memories so special was the Christmas...
Oct29TueOctober 29, 2019 by Steve Nauman
Today I’m going to use a story from my favorite old TV show, “The Andy Griffith Show” and contrast it with things I’ve seen!
The episode from the TV show was called “A Medal For Opie”. The setting is that the town of Mayberry is hosting a special kids day, filled with different athletic events and other fun...
Oct24ThuOctober 24, 2019 by Steve Nauman
Grandpa Verne, my great grandfather, sparked some of my first interest in vegetable gardening. Grandpa was born in 1880 so many of his methods would have definitely been considered “old school” but they worked! For instance..... I can remember helping him plant his sweet corn... mainly because I had “caught” the...
Oct10ThuOctober 10, 2019 by Steve Nauman
There are different ways of learning things, such as reading about something-which is the main thing I first did when it came to my favorite hobby, gardening! Then of course we have to do more than read about something, we have to start ( at least in my case,) experimenting with the things we have learned.
I’m sure there are...
Oct3ThuOctober 3, 2019 by Steve NaumanWhen I started school at 5 years old, I soon noticed a man working constantly inside and outside of the school building. This man looked like he really liked his job, and I could even tell that he was very good at everything he did! Although I didn’t know who this man was, I figured he must be very important. I even thought this must...
Sep16MonSeptember 16, 2019 by Steve NaumanIn about 1976 while I was working full time in my fathers general store, I learned a lot with my eyes and ears—and that’s where today’s story comes from.
It was a weekday mid afternoon, fairly quiet in that country general store. My father was in the city with the truck buying inventory for the store, and I was behind the front...
Sep10TueSeptember 10, 2019 by Steve NaumanWhere I grew up in those rolling hills of upstate New York, most of my childhood friends lived on dairy farms. When it wasn’t chore time, a dairy farm can be a place of great adventure for kids to play! But, when chores need to be done, all play would stop and everyone had a job to do. I learned at a very young age that a dairy farm was a...
Jun15SatJune 15, 2019 by Steve NaumanMy father Arnold Nauman, lived from 1926 to 2007. He was born in Long Island NY and moved with most of his family to upstate NY after WWII. His father (my grandfather) bought a country general store and the plan was for my uncle and father to work in the store with my grandfather. Before too long my uncle became the Postmaster of that small town...