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About virginiaknowles

I am a mother and grandmother of a huge family, and I still home school my youngest daughter. I write to stay sane. My WordPress blog is a combination of my Blogspot blogs, and may not be continually updated.

Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park (New England Road Trip #3)

“Thunder Hole”by Virginia Knowleswe came to scatter her ashes in the ocean at Acadia hundreds of miles from homesearching for suchbeauty and majesty as would well honor a mother’s memory in the autumn season of her birth we journeyed together to … Continue reading

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Boston (New England Road Trip #2)

Hello again!This is the second post in my New England Road Trip series. The first one is The Adventure Begins.We wanted to spend more time in Boston, but arrived later than we expected in the evening. We only had a few … Continue reading

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The Adventure Begins (New England Road Trip #1)

I like to think of myself as a rather adventurous and spontaneous person. But if you told me two weeks ago I would go on a New England road trip this month, I’d have thought you were crazy. My sister … Continue reading

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To the Young Woman with Bruises

To the Young Woman with Bruises I had not intended to be 120 miles from home Late on a Sunday night in an unfamiliar city Sitting in my van with a Monster drink in my hand Trying to wake up … Continue reading

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War Room: Hope or Hype?

Dear friends,So the War Room movie hit #1 status in the box offices, and that’s pretty amazing for an overtly Christian film. Immediately, my Facebook feed filled with glowing endorsements from my friends. “This movie is awesome! You must go … Continue reading

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A Clump of Sadness :: Suicide Prevention Week

This afternoon and evening I have been feeling a bit moody and sad.I was (and still am) tired from not choosing the right amount of sleep and balanced nutrition these past few days. I missed my thyroid pill in the morning. … Continue reading

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Tie Dye Radiance

For our first day of the home school year, my youngest daughter and I decided to make tie dye t-shirts for her. We bought the materials at Walmart. She’s mixing up the soda ash to soakthe white t-shirts.It is supposed to … Continue reading

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