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Echo From the Hills – January 22nd, 2014

Alyce Faye Bragg

It is amazing how a split second occurrence can alter a person’s life. Two days before Christmas, I was looking forward to Christmas Eve and our 59th anniversary. Also, I was running through my mind the menu for Christmas Day and the various relatives that would be there. You know that satisfied feeling that comes before Christmas when the house the More...

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Alyce Faye Bragg
By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Echo From the Hills – December 18th, 2013

 A half-hearted sun is trying to break through the clouds today and shine upon ground that is encrusted with snow. Cardinals are visiting the bird feeder, making a colorful spot of red in an otherwise bleak landscape. More...

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By Clay Free Press On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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Echo from the Hills – December 11th, 2013

The sun is shining brightly upon the hills today, while a soft wind blows warm breezes across the land. There are blue shadows on Pilot Knob where the trees stand tall and leafless, and the pine trees stand out More...

Alyce Faye Bragg
By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Echo From the Hills – December 4th, 2013

Snowflakes are drifting down, softly and lazily, on this day before Thanksgiving. The trees are frosted white, with the hemlocks resembling icing on a cake. Warm cinnamon fragrance fills the kitchen, where the pumpkin More...

Alyce Faye Bragg
By Clay Free Press On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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The brownness of November is enveloping our hills, with brown fields and meadows, and brown leaves scattered on the forest floor. The air is a little nippier, and mornings brings a coat of white frost and ice frozen More...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Echo From the Hills – November 20th, 2013

The first snow of the season came in the night this week and we awakened to a white world. The trees had stripped off their colorful autumn garments and put on cloaks of white. The hemlocks branches were draped More...

Alyce Faye Bragg
By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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Echo from the Hills – November 13th, 2013

A cloud shadow passes over Pilot Knob, muting the still colorful leaves. The sky is intensely blue, with puffy white clouds floating overhead. A warm fall wind is blowing the leaves from the trees, sending them More...

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By Clay Free Press On Monday, November 4th, 2013
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The little hobgoblins and miniature witches are gone for the year, still reveling in their booty and some nursing a stomach ache. Surely this must be the dentists’ favorite holiday. I’ve always enjoyed handing More...

Alyce Faye Bragg
By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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Echo from the Hills – October 30th, 2013

There was a glistening sheet of frost on the front lawn when we got up a few mornings ago. The car was covered in ice and the air was crisply cold. The fodder shocks shivered in the morning air, and the maple tree More...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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Echoes from the Hills – October 23rd, 2013

We are wrapping up the tag ends of summer, hurrying to finish warm weather tasks, getting ready for the colder weather ahead. Just as the woodland animals are storing their food for winter days, we are also filling More...