A Fiddler on the Roof, September 30, 2021

We are having a new roof put on our house. Bright and early on Wednesday morning, we were greeted with five young people on our roof. They scraped the old shingles off and prepared the surface for new one. But I was not prepared for the mixed signals that walking, scraping and pounding gave aContinue reading “A Fiddler on the Roof, September 30, 2021”

A Home For All, September 28

From September first to October fourth has been set aside as a time for creation, for caring for all people and living things, and to practice radical hospitality. In other words, we as a caring global community are called on to practice renewing, recycling and restoring mother earth. We also need to conseve resources. AsContinue reading “A Home For All, September 28”

Bruce’s Roots September 23, 2021

In the 1920’s my Grandfathers were businessmen and friends long before their families were joined by a marriage. What was unique about this friendship was one of them was a Catholic and the other was a Baptist. In the small town this fact would have kept them apart, instead they enjoyed each other’s company. MyContinue reading “Bruce’s Roots September 23, 2021”

World Peace Day, September 21,2021

This holiday has been celebrated since 1984 by the United Nations. It starts with the ringing of a bell Made by small coins donated from children around the world. The coinss were melted down to form the peace bell. Many countries display peace poles. Introduced in Japan in 1955, The monument pole displays the quote,Continue reading “World Peace Day, September 21,2021”

By the Seat of His Pants September 9, 2021

Here is another story about my dad on the farm in Canada. Author’s note: This story was told to me by my dad when he was in his 90’s. He wore overalls when working on his Grandfather’s farm. By the Seat of his Pants My father, Bruce, spent many summers on the family farm inContinue reading “By the Seat of His Pants September 9, 2021”

Present Day Northville September 7, 2021

Northville’s population has remained about 6000 people. It is surrounded by Northville township on the east and Novi on the west. It is 11 miles away from the city of Detroit and 17 miles from Ann Arbor. It was established in 1825 as a village and didn’t become a city until 1955. As I walkContinue reading “Present Day Northville September 7, 2021”