Priscilla’s World

Awesome 85th Birthday

Maybe birthdays get more awesome with each passing year. Is that due to gratefulness that we are still here...and doing quite well, thank you. Or is it that friends and family are just glad we haven't caused any big upset this year? In any case, March 22 was an...

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Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Wednesday turned into a perfect day for a trip to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge…mild weather and partly cloudy with no wind. There are not as many  birds there now as there have  been...

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Celebration of Faithful Women

Every year Presbyterian Women of Village Presbyterian Church honor three women as “Women of Faith.” A celebration Saturday honored Kim Higgins, Arlene Raudenbush and me at a lovely luncheon attended by a room full of wonderful women…and a few men. My guests were my sister, Pam Hanson, my daughter Mary VanRyzin, and grandson Warren. Also friends Kent Wilson, Diana Ormsby, Judy Ogden, and longtime friend and colleague Mary Warren Moffett from Chicago.

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Spring Already?

Think about the tulip bulbs that were planted last fall. Or the birds that flew by today. They must all be confused. No climate change reports have come their way, so how do they figure out what to do and when? If spring has come today...and gone tomorrow...isn't that...

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Birding in Minnesota

Walking around the numerous lakes in the neighborhood with a “birder” son is a special Thanksgiving treat. The cooperative weather enhances the pleasure as we peer at numerous ducks, enjoying the crisp fall atmosphere. Another treat to give thanks for is seeing old...

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A Surprise Gift

"This is free?" "This is for me?" "She's giving us this book?" Fourteen women walk into the room with backpacks and sleeping bags. Every week between eight and twenty homeless women meet in a safe place to talk about their ups and downs on the street. Tales of rape...

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