Category Archives: Family

Jack and Sue anniversary, August 4, 1954

65th Wedding Anniversary from Laura M. on Vimeo. Laura, thank you for creating this video. It brought tears to my eyes (esp. once Brianna starts singing). So beautiful. I want to watch this over and over again. Thank you, Mother … Continue reading

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Anthem – Is He Worthy?

To my daughters: This is how we see you. Not just in the past, but even now and in the future. Our joy in you is just the start. Each of you, just by being you, even now, no matter … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Minefields

Thursday morning, May 2nd, for Wildwood’s young mom’s group, The Well, Candace presented a partly autobiographical talk on the nature of hope: “Dancing in the Minefields: Life Lessons on Learning to Hope.” Two songs by Andrew Peterson anchored the presentation: … Continue reading

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Loss of a good friend

Related posts (with pictures of Governor): Laura’s tribute to Governor Karl Barth on horses Happy birthday, Daddy! The Horse Sense of John Lyons For a friend who has lost an animal companion “Horses” tag at Laura’s blog Dad on Governor, … Continue reading

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How Yellowstone came to us this Christmas

As a family, we go to Wyoming to experience the mountains and wilderness. Our family roots are there, and we come away refreshed. On Christmas day Dad and I were pulling the kids on sleds. Suddenly Hannah shouted “eagles!,” pointing … Continue reading

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Starstruck Tonight (Spring and Summer)

What follows is the text of Starstruck Tonight, the Spring and Summer sky version, the sequel to my first and favorite planetarium show produced when I directed the OBU Planetarium. This summer I’ll make a renewed effort to recover takes … Continue reading

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Starstruck Tonight (Winter version)

What follows is the text of Starstruck Tonight, the Winter sky version, my first and favorite planetarium show produced when I directed the OBU Planetarium. The only document I have is a draft in a very old version of MacWrite … Continue reading

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Song of Falling Leaves

by Susanna Joy Magruder Listen to the song of falling leaves. Observe with a hastening breath. for Before the hour of their demise Their faces shine with a burning sun; Many jewels across the tumbling wind. From a sulfur glazed … Continue reading

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Watch not ESPN

Football connects across generations. When they were young, my daughters and I used to enjoy gathering together precisely at 8 pm on Monday nights in time to belt out “Are you ready for some football?” together with Hank Williams, Jr. … Continue reading

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Time capsule

“Who could have imagined 60 years ago all that was to come? For one particular sophomore on campus, the summer of 1954 was shaping up to be pretty exciting…” Thanks, Laura, for telling this story on your blog! See KTVO … Continue reading

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