Author Archives: Kay Pelham

Naive

When I was not yet 18 years old, I was headed to college 12 hours away from home. I was excited about this. Not that I had not enjoyed my super secure home life with Mom, Dad, 3 older siblings, … Continue reading

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The Block around which I’ve Beeeen

From time to time I comment that I have “been around the block enough to know”, so I am parking here a post that I will update when necessary, and link to whenever I catch myself making that comment, to … Continue reading

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Done

When I lived in NYC, my friends and I liked to go to a Cuban/Chinese restaurant called La Caridad. It was cheap but very good food, and it had fast service. A long line out the door didn’t deter us; … Continue reading

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A Soldier Coming Home

“What it takes to survive war makes it so hard to survive living after war.” Angelina Stanford I am currently reading The Odyssey in a class with Angelina Stanford of House of Humane Letters. The stories and books we are … Continue reading

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Why I want to teach Story, Rhyme, & Song

Our world is becoming more and more chaotic. Without getting into too much political theory, let me say that I believe that there are some who are glad to see this and are working for this culture of disorder. The … Continue reading

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Bringing up liars

Of the three sorts of knowledge proper to a child, the knowledge of God, of man, and of the universe,––the knowledge of God ranks first in importance, is indispensable, and most happy-making. Mothers are on the whole more successful in … Continue reading

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Here is a post to say

My blog, as well as other family websites, was down with malware for many months. My husband recently rescued this one, and now I can write again. This post is to explain my absence. Also, I’m testing some new look … Continue reading

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Look Out!

Turn you eyes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face And the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace   ~Helen Howarth Lemmel ************************************ Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author … Continue reading

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My Obsession, Regrettably

Parking this thought here for now. Something I want people to know, but holding back from posting it on social media. When you pull away from me and/or my family, it hurts. It says you don’t like me or us, … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sorry About My Parents

My mother was a teenage bride. My mother was a teenage mother. Yes, in that order. Life came full circle in some ways for my parents. In 1987 they returned after more than 35 years in Illinois to the Ritter … Continue reading

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