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Welcome to my world: Home is where I find it

By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

A Look Back in History:L Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles houses iconic Berks Conestoga Wagon

The greatest fallacy ever contrived about the Conestoga wagon was that the Waggoner sat in the wagon buckboard-fashion as he drove his team. In driving the Conestoga, the Waggoner never sat in or on the wagon bed, but always on the near left wheel hor...

By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

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    A Look Back in History: The PA Dutch Groundhog Work-Ethic Cycle

    The amusing groundhog folk customs and traditions of our PA Dutch people predicting the advancing weather were carefully passed on to new generations by our early Rhineland immigrants. For some of these pioneers, survival in the New World was a matter of folk wisdom. In spite of today’s modern scientific weather reporting, the forecasting weather folkways continue to parallel some almanacs and are followed by an eager generation with whom our inborn immigrant work-ethic belief that...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my world: 3 women in 1972 run for Presidency (Part 2 of series)

    A Brief History in honor of the women who tried to become President, part 2.For the 20th century, I chose three women, who in 1972, tried to run for the Presidency.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Reflections: Presidential decorum -- or the lack thereof

    This is not about politics, policy or partisanship. This is about Presidential demeanor – or the lack thereof. There is a stark decorum gap with President Donald Trump. No President has ever been so un-presidential in public.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Historians estimate at least 200 women sought office of U.S. President

    Most historians estimate at least 200 women have sought the office of the U.S. President. I was stunned. I decided to devote a four-part series to 8 of them and let my readers research the 194 that are left.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: PA Dutch Deivel’s Dreck wards away sickness

    Most everyone enjoys PA Dutch homemade cooking, I know I miss my grandmother’s, but even few old timers even her can remember PA Dutch homemade recipes to protect young children from catching a dreaded or deadly illness when going to an old fashioned one-room schoolhouse. In protecting rural children from such contagious diseases, be it the normal illness or evil spirits children were exposed to when attending public schools sitting alongside classmates, the folk tradition once...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

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    A Look Back in History: Moyer photographed life in Oley (Part 3)

    Unlike H. Winslow Fegley, Amandus Moyer photographed life in the Oley Hills, specifically, around an un-captured Fredericksville and the tavern at Landis Store where frontier farmers lived more in seclusion.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Would cryonic suspension be worth it?

    Reprint: 2017 Funny Times I just read in the paper some guy wishes to have his head frozen. Mainly, he’s anticipating that future scientists will have discovered a way to cure a tumor or how to reattach a decapitated head to a healthy body. This procedure, where all or parts of a body are preserved in a deep freeze, is called cryonic suspension.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Person to Person - Impact: Webster provides many definitions for the word ‘Hero’

    The intellectual Mr. Webster provides many definitions for the word “Hero”, including: “a large sandwich consisting of a long, split roll, having a variety of fillings [such] as meats, cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes and onions.” However, that definition does not meet the standard for this column.

    By Jeff Hall Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Reflections: What’s missing in America? Idealism

    You know what’s missing in America?

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to My World: Celebrate the season of Epiphany

    Reprint: Daily Meditation , 1st Rights 1992; 2014 Lutheran Digest

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

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