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Judy Gray
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Ezekiel 36:28  And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be My people, and I will be your God. Exodus 28:2 “Make special clothes for your brother Aaron. These clothes will give him honor and respect. 2 Corinthians 5  We know t...

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Children of the American Revolution
On the eve of the Fourth of July, I want my children to know their own history. This story was hand written by Grandma Blanche Campbell Downs, my mother. I believe she copied it from a genealogy book researched and written by a Gideon cousin. Next time you ...

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Crash.
When I was about 11 years old I pitched a real fit. It is the only time I ever remember throwing a fit and certainly the only time it worked.  But this was beyond the pale. Daddy was going to visit Grandpa Downs and planned to go alone. Since Grandpa lived ...

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A Minute at the End of Love
Robby swept the light bulbs right off the dining table  and growled at me when I came in. I hung onto a chair, buggy eyed and scared by this odd behavior. Robby's eyes were red like from crying, but big brothers give piggy back rides, they never get mad and...

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In our little town the 4th of July was a very big deal. The Parade formed behind Court House Square, looped around, and proceeded past our house, past the church, and marched the entire length of Pleasant Ave. to where the street dead ended at the park. The...

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Missouri Home
The old road from Aurora, through the outskirts of Springfield, led past the WigWam Motel, out and across the cricks, through the crags, bluffs and and over the hills.  Red and gold in the fall, paynes' gray, dun, and dull black in winter, forest green on h...

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Mary Elizabeth's Great Adventure
My paternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Plumlee Downs was a woman who knew her own mind. What was right was right. God was her Father, Jesus was her Savior, and the Bible was her guide. These facts didn't change because her husband abandoned her. She gave u...

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At the age of 6 I began learning to use the Dewey Decimal System from the man who had been Head Librarian for the East St. Louis, Illinois Library System.  I didn't understand or even consider why Grandpa, whose home was a beautiful 4 bedroom, oak  paneled ...

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