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The View from Here

Musings and memories of a country woman.

Published: 2018-02-15T07:34:49-06:00


All Too Familiar


As I sit here this morning I can hear the news reporters on our television talking about the shooting in Florida. Unfortunately their concerns about school safety, guns, and mental health are all too familiar. Their questions of “how?” and...

Happy Valentine's Day!




I have been haunted this week by a statement made to the Dawes Commission in 1902 by Monroe Butler, a Choctaw freedman. The Dawes Commission was named for Henry L. Dawes, appointed by President Grover Cleveland in 1893 to oversee...



Each day five o’clock appears on my computer screen and I wonder where the day went. What did I accomplish? Did I make the best use of my time? Did I help someone? Did I work on at least one...

Faith, Hope, and Charity


The devotion that was read at yesterday’s meeting of the Caddo Civic and Cemetery Club was based on 1 Corinthians 13:13- “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” The verse is often...



I’ve loved this since I was a teenager. There is so much thoughtfulness and truth in it. Mending Wall by Robert Frost Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper...

Bird Notes...Caddo, 1883-84


Gary and I were talking with one of the volunteers at Hagerman about the abundance of quails that once roamed this area. She was unfamiliar with the bird study done at Caddo in 1883-84 (few people have heard of it)...



I’ve probably mentioned more than once that I have an affinity for trees. I spent a great deal of my childhood walking in the woods, climbing trees to escape my brothers, picking fruit from trees, and resting in the shade...

Every Generation...


Ecclesiastes 1:9 King James Version (KJV) 9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. The Caddo...

Eula Parker


I was sorting through some old letters and papers yesterday and came across this little item.I don’t when Eula wrote it or how long I’ve had it, but I loved reading it again. I may have posted it before, but...