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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day, Three Years Ago

Three years ago on Memorial Day we took a day trip to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. We are planning to reprise the trip tomorrow, Memorial Day three years later.

The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, as locals know, is a wonderfully old cattle ranch in the Kansas Flint Hills. The huge limestone barn is open for exploration and the historic ranch house offers free tours. A hike down the hill and across the creek leads to an old one room school. There will be a school teacher present tomorrow, as there was three years ago, giving kids a taste of the one-room school experience.

This sort of thing is great fun for Edwards Academy kids, who knew about Almanzo and Laura and Mary almost before they could talk. They've been listening to audiobooks of these stories for years and by now they pretty much have them committed to memory.

This year we'll be bringing one more Edwards Academy kid along. Three years ago when we hiked the hills at Tallgrass, it was only a few days after I knew I was pregnant.

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