What Farmers Eat

“Food from the farm is all comfort food. It is the only kind farm wives cook.” c.e. hollis A blueberry pie, or apple, or pecan, or a chicken pot pie, a peach pie, or lemon merangue. The farmer loves pies especially a la mode with ice cream! This farmer loves ice cream of all flavors.... Continue Reading →

Putting Away Christmas

“Let’s not put away Christ with the Christmas trappings.”c e hollis After New Year’s Day, I undo the ornaments and lights from the tree and pack them up in boxes to return to a plastic tub in the upstairs bedroom closet. The nativity scene, the stained-glass ornaments I painted with the children years ago, the... Continue Reading →

One Hot Dusty Afternoon in Payson

One hot dusty afternoon, August 9, 1927, in Payson, Oklahoma, a baby girl was born and the world became a sweeter place. Her mother, Monte Michael, named the child Freda, after her daddy, Fred Michael a grocer who was respected and loved by many friends and neighbors in the tiny rural town of Tribbey, Oklahoma.... Continue Reading →

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