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Barbara Sisney Daniel

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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Casey Harper By Barbara Sisney Daniel

Dr. Randal Mullings article in the August issue of Guidepost wrote that addiciton to substances is a disease of isolation. Friends and family are hurt and bewildered by their addicted loved ones self-focused and self-destructive behavior. Alcohol and other drugs cause changes in the brain that severely impair a person’s ability to relate to others.…

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A Tale Few Have Heard By Barbara Sisney Daniel

Squirrels are one of the few wild animals I love to watch. A number of them visit our backyard to dine on the sunflower seed that drops from the bird feeders. Squirrels are entertaining and mischievous. One morning about a month ago, I saw a small dark squirrel feeding under the bird feeder. As daylight…

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Looking to Hit the Oregon Trail By Barbara Sisney Daniel

There isn’t anything more intriguing than an auction. My husband loves them. In fact, we have both been mesmerized by the best of auctioneers sing-songing their pitch of voice from one item to another. It truly is an art. Lee has become skilled with singing their auction wares. He has the rhythm and sense of…

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The Long Journey By Barbara Sisney Daniel

Winter of 1946 was harsh as snow and cold moved into the warm autumn season.  It was December with Christmas approaching soon.   I was now relocated from General Hospital to St. Mary in Kansas City.  A physical therapist was assigned to give me treatments. She was a strong, lovely lady.  Miss Mague came every…

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Guarding the Mind By Barbara Sisney Daniel

April 3 – The news media is bombarding the public today with a slanted view of the news. Most is negative or lies. Very little of it is worth repeating and must be discerned. Hopefully most who like the news will start looking at the newspapers and good journalism. The lies of hate and discord…

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The Long Journey – Part II

By Barbara Sisney Daniel Poliomyelitis is a disease that has no mercy on its victim. In 1946, little was known about the disease. It wasn’t a new disease, but no one knew what caused it, nor how to treat it. Polio affected a whole family or one person. With polio, the nerves that signal the…

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