I thought my husband, Boyd, was retiring. Then last fall, he came in the house with the news he was going to buy a bull. He actually went to a couple of sales at that time. And there’s another local one he is going to in a couple of weeks.

As a child, we were always close to my dad’s side of the family. We gathered as a family once a month and on all major holidays. Thanksgiving was one of those holidays.

What is patriotism? Simply put, it is a devotion to one’s country. When “The Star-Spangled Banner” is sung, some people become emotional. I love to see the flag displayed openly, especially when there’s a holiday that we don’t have large celebrations for. I appreciate people who have flag po…

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year. I love it. The heat of the summer is over. And not only that, the busy-ness of the farming is behind us: The grain has been cut and either stored or taken to one of the elevators and sold. The straw has been baled. The hay has been cut three times, …

We see so much about bullies now, and when I look back at my grade-school years, I see that I was a bully! I didn’t hit nor was I physically abusive, but there were some kids I didn’t like and I let them know it.

My husband, Boyd, and I spent a few days in St. George, Utah, last spring staying at a cousin’s house. We were having a reunion and had lots of fun, lots of stories were told and lots of food eaten. We spent time doing genealogy and toured the LDS Genealogy Center down there. It’s always goo…