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One Essential Celebration On Which History Pivots

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. Pope John Paul II The resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The one essential celebration in history that brings out chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, and marshmallow peeps.  I like chocolate and joyously display wonderfully painted eggs and decorations we acquired during […]

How History Screams Into The Present Bringing Fascinating Discovery

History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again. – Kurt Vonnegut Much of the time history runs like an operating system in the background silently influencing our lives. Yet, there are moments when history screams into the front room!  With it comes windows of insight and delight.  […]

What Is Happening With The Cute Biplane Build?

The Biplane Build:  To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything. – Otto Lilienthal Aviation is still considered a man’s world by many. The time to reach young ladies is during their first years of school. Research has shown that although children may change their minds several […]

How Quilts Embrace And Reflect Their Creators

“The eldest ones said that the laughter and tears are sewn right into the quilt, part and parcel, stitch by stitch. Emotions, experiences, heartbreak, mourning, pain, and regret, stitched into the cloth, along with happiness, satisfaction, cheer, comfort, and love. The finished quilts were a living thing, a reflection of the spirits of its creators.” […]

How Legacy Story Touches Generations Through Honesty, Smiles, & Conversation

“Deep under our feet the Earth holds its molten breath, while the bones of countless generations watch us and wait.”  ― Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies When we became the owners and stewards of a historic landmark home, we knew it was special, but we had no idea of the generations of connections that would come with it […]

Why Maison Steinbüchel? The Revealing Details Of The Unpretentious Name!

“And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell.”   Isaiah 58:12 I am putting together a group of posts about how the families, for whom our historic home […]

Your Story Emerging As A Powerful Heirloom

“In a country whose character and circumstances are constantly changing, the little facts and incidents, which are the life of history, soon pass from the minds even of the present generation” – Anonymous As I drove and then walked a revitalized section of downtown Detroit, MI, I navigated to locations provided by a small book […]

What One Thing Never Fails? Love, The Eternal Kind

Love Never Fails….. (1 Corinthians 13:8) The gavel came down and the divorce was final.  My childhood sweetheart, the boy down the street had simply decided he did not want to be married.  I had no say, no voice in the matter, except to go on record that this was not my desire, but the […]