Barbara Sisney Daniel

Crater Lake: The Blue Jewel of Oregon

On September 20, 2011 my husband and I left Clinton, Missouri to visit a dear friend living in Prineville, Oregon. Oliver was from the Ozarks in northern Arkansas. He and his parents had moved to Oregon when Oliver was twelve years of age.  He lived many years in the state of Oregon, working on ranches…

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In Memory of Cpl. R.M. Wheat

In Memory of Cpl. R.M. Wheat USNS Lance Cpl. Roy M. Wheat, a 15,804-ton vessel, sets on the ocean waters. This navy ship was named after a brave Marine who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for service in Vietnam, where he threw himself on a mine to save two fellow Marines. The unusual…

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The Black Horse of the Apocalypse

By Barbara Sisney Daniel It is the face of the unknown that creates a fear beyond description. People out of control stampeding like a herd of buffalo, blind to anything before them. Some set in front of the television listening to news reporters pumping news that doesn’t exist. It works! There is those that will…

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Looking Back

By Barbara Sisney Daniel  Circumstances can change our lives in one hour.  We can wake up to see a beautiful sunny morning, withing an hour see clouds building up in the sky with high winds and destruction of homes and life.  I saw this happen to Joplin, Missouri.  Joplin looked like a war zone for…

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A Tribute to Mother – By Barbara Sisney Daniel

May 3 – The face of our mother is the first image we see when our eyes can focus. Our life is dependent on her for love and nourishment. The gift of her love is never-ending. To our mother we owe a tribute of love and respect. From her we develop a conscience.  My mother…

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Hunker Down – Barbara Daniel

Sometimes it is a release to our pent-up emotions to listen to the wisdom of a child.  Kaden Jackson is the grandson of Doris and Eugene Everson, my neighbors. They told me this child is so full of life and enjoys life. They were all going to the park for an outing. Kaden heard the…

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A Boy Becomes a Soldier – Barbara Sisney Daniel

In July 1949 an eighteen year old boy walked to the Army recruiter’s office and enlisted to become a soldier in the United States Army and was accepted. Lee Daniel was sent to Camp Chaffee, AR for basic training. The training and heat in July was harsh. He trained for fourteen weeks, then was sent…

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Nothing New? By Barbara Sisney Daniel

A warm summer day, filled with bright sunshine greeted us as we hurried to finish the milking and cleaning the barn. It was a happy day for us. We were all going to Ava with Dad to take hogs to be sold at the Prock Sale barn in town. Sale day at Ava was an…

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Shekinah Glory

By Barbara Sisney Daniel December 16 – Christmas cards arrive in the mail with greeting each year. The message of cheer and wishes for the Christmas season. All sent with love from far away places. Each bringing memory of those from our past living and happy faces. Bringing to our mind when we were all…

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Wheels Keep on Turning By Barbara Sisney Daniel

The Springfield Wagon Co. industry that operated in Springfield, Missouri between the Civil War and World War II began as a business in 1870. It was reorganized by Homer Fellows as a principal stockholder in 1875, remained in the family and in Springfield until 1941 when it was sold to a lumber company in Fayetteville,…

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