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  • Oct10Thu

    Each Strand Of “Silk”!

    October 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...

  • Oct3Thu

    I Noticed His Work

    October 3, 2019 by Steve Nauman
    When 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...
  • Sep16Mon

    Keep It Simple

    September 16, 2019 by Steve Nauman
    In 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...
  • Sep10Tue

    Fix Your Eyes

    September 10, 2019 by Steve Nauman
    Where 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...
  • Jun15Sat

    A Letter From Dad

    June 15, 2019 by Steve Nauman
    My 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...
  • May11Sat

    Mother’s Day and Just Four Words

    May 11, 2019 by Steve Nauman


    My mother always took her job (7 children, it was a job) as a mom, seriously. I can remember before I was old enough to go to school, when sometimes in the morning she would read stories or even poems to me after my older siblings had left for school. She also invented clever ways of teaching me things too, like a cardboard template shaped like...
  • Apr23Tue

    Seeds! The Beginning Of The Harvest

    April 23, 2019
    I grew up in rural upstate New York and worked in my fathers general store. One of the things I really looked forward to every spring was the big colorful display box of assorted garden seeds that would arrive. I can remember looking at those beautiful packages and reading the planting and growing instructions of almost every different type of...
  • Apr15Mon

    When I Was A Child.....

    April 15, 2019 by Steve Nauman
    Do you remember some of those carefree days of childhood, when with a spirit of adventure and a lack of reasoning there wasn’t a thing you couldn’t accomplish.....in a day?

    I have a good friend who lived in Colorado for a couple of years when he was a boy. He said that everyday when he and his younger brother would wake up in the...

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