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Saint Betina Zita


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Saint Zita is the patroness of domestic servants. She rests for eternity in the Basilica of San Frediano in Lucca. The church is breathtakingly beautiful, with high arches and frescoes and dark old pews smoothed by centuries of worshipers sliding their length. The story we were told by a local was that little Zita was a household […]

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Wiltse’s Cutting Garden



Quick trip out to Wiltse’s in Maple Park today.  I got fabulous Snap Dragons and Gladiolas – lots of them!  I got bi-color corn, okra, bacon, a very heavy seedless watermelon, and 4 big, fresh pork chops… for $28.00.  Yahoo! 

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Hope Springs Eternal



Oh yes, friends!  February 16th and the mercury rose to a welcome 45 degrees.  When I walked out of work today, I felt warm, moist air and it was NOT dark.  Not completely, anyway.  There was light still pushing up around the horizon to the west, south, and north.  After eight weeks of dirty snow on the ground, gray skies, subzero temperatures, and pitch dark parking lots after […]

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