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Echo From the Hills – August 20th, 2014

There is a cool note in the brisk breeze that is blowing today; a warning sign that summer is fast slipping away. The song birds are still singing merrily at daybreak, and there are nestlings yet in the maple tree. Soon they will be warbling a farewell song, and leaving for warmer climes. The katydid’s chorus is heard now at twilight, and the fireflies More...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – August 13, 2014

We are now crossing the bridge from summer to autumn. On one side is the hot summer sun, gardens at their peak, rose of Sharon bushes in full bloom and cool swimming pools. On the other side are cooler nights, turning More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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Echo from the Hills – August 6, 2014

August always seemed to me to be the tail end of summer, but the season seems to be hanging on. The garden is at its peak, while the housewife rushes to get it all canned and frozen while it is ready. This is the More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – June 25th, 2014

Summer weather has settled down upon our hills with resulting heat and humidity, while hound dogs seek out a shady spot and the youngsters head for the nearest swimming pool. The early garden crops are flourishing More...

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By Clay Free Press On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – June 18th, 2014

Last night I wandered around in the halls of yesterday, with shadowy, long-ago ancestors floating around me and forgotten names and dates running through my mind. I guess I could blame Joshua, my grandson who has More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – June 11th, 2014

  TODAY So here hath been dawning Another blue day: Think wilt thou let it Slip useless away.   Out of eternity This new day is born; Into eternity, At night, will return.   Behold it aforetime No More...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – May 28th, 2014

Memorial Day is made for memories. As the first white piney rose (peony) bursts forth in a flurry of fragrant petals, I am reminded of many Decoration Days (as we once called it) that have passed. I am again a child, More...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Echo from the Hills – May 14th, 2014

BACK HOME If I had the power to turn back the clock, Go back to the house at the end of the block- The house was “home” when I was a kid, I know that I would love it more now than I did.   If I could go More...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – April 16th, 2014

The sun has tried valiantly all morning to break through the cloud covering but has succeeded very few times. There are patches of blue interspersed between the clouds, bringing hope for a nice spring day ahead. More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Echoe From the Hills – April 9, 2014

“Hark, I hear a robin calling! List, the wind is from the south! And the orchard-bloom is falling Sweet as kisses on the mouth. In the dreamy vale of beeches Far and faint is woven mist, And the river’s orient More...