Barbara Sisney Daniel

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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Through the Ears of a Child By Barbara Sisney Daniel

The happiest years of my life were spent raising my son. He was a happy child, full of adventure and curiosity. Any new word or statement was an experiment. He loved for me to read to him. When he started to school, we read the “Laura Ingalls Wilder” story and “Greek Mythology.” David was a…

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A Long Night By Barbara Sisney Daniel

Part 1– My journey into the unknown had just begun. It was getting late in the evening. Neighbors had come to help. My dad had taken a load of cattle to market at the Lebanon, Missouri stock yards. He was late getting home, and saw that I was still sick. One of the neighbors had…

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The Headless Rooster from Fruita By Barbara Sisney Daniel

Fruita, Colorado is a small, western town close to Grand Junction, Colorado. Fruita is famous for a plucky rooster that lost his head on the chopping block. A farmer and his wife were killing chickens to take to market. One of the roosters made this couple famous when he dodged the ax. He lost most…

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The Headless Rooster from Fruita

By Barbara Sisney Daniel Fruita, Colorado is a small, western town close to Grand Junction, Colorado. Fruita is famous for a plucky rooster that lost his head on the chopping block. A farmer and his wife were killing chickens to take to market. One of the roosters made this couple famous when he dodged the…

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