November Gifts

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle The Christmas season starts in mid-November for our family because that’s when Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are collected. For the past seven years or so, the kids and I have packed shoe boxes full of school supplies, toys, and treats....
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Island Autumn

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Fall comes gently to my Florida home. Temperatures stay in the 80s, even 90s, well into October. Mosquitoes continue to pester. Leaves change spottily. Nobody lights a fire except by accident or lightning strike. It’s easy to get impatient...
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Saturday Storms

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle   Windy grey, Gusty leaves, Rustling quiet, Quivering peace. Tropical storm descending, Hurricane season ending. Halloween approaching, Conflicted Autumn morning.
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Picky Pants Pickinz

Makin’ plans for the weekend? Why not hit my sister’s favorite Central Florida pumpkin patch…and don’t forget to stop for pie! Here’s the story Hannah wrote last year. But don’t wait to visit, the Pickin’ Patch closes up after Sunday....
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Planting Our Fall Garden

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle The question is a calculated power move by 12-year-old Kit-Kat, and she appeals to the highest authority. “DADDY, who does the garden belong to?”   Kit-Kat already believes the garden is hers. She plants it, tends it, waters it,...
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Days of Promise

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle On these pages, I eschew politics, but I don’t think it’s political to say that lots of people are worried for lots of reasons. Some are downright afraid. But I’m not one of them.   I see these days as full of hope and purpose....
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Ode to Autumn

by Jo-Jo, a.k.a. Teen Chick   Here she comes, my Autumn friend, to break Summer’s burning gaze. With her cooling breeze, which arrives to mend the damage done by estival rays.   Here she comes, my Autumn friend, her presence crisp and cool, With the harvest here...
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