Chapter 10 - Prayer in the Everyday World

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Chapter 9 - Equal To Our Challenges

“If men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness . … if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.” Ether 12:27.   Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable...
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Chapter 8 - Understanding Faith

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Chapter 7 - Healing from Leukemia

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Chapter 5 - Blessing of Scripture Study

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Chapter 4 - Knowing my Husband

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Chapter 3 - My Conversion

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Chapter 2 - The Blessing of Repentance

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Dust, Sweat, Tears, and a Mixed-Up Birthday

In the rousing title song of the 1930’s musical “Oklahoma,” the cast sings of corn waving as high as an elephant’s eye - growing “right up to the sky.”  They conclude this joyous testimonial by exuberantly shouting “Oklahoma. . . .  OK!”   Good theater, and it may even have been true...
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Dear Diary.... June 13th, 1964 and the Beatles concert.

Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE The Beatles concert last night was fantabulous !!!! We all wagged school yesterday (12th June) to stand in the crowd outside the Adelaide Town Hall, in our school uniforms, where they were welcomed to Adelaide by the Lord Mayor and Bob Francis who...
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Grade School Gun-Slinger

I was seven years old.  My family and I were living in the fifth house we had occupied since I came as its sixth and last member.   The house, located on the Thomas Long Oil Lease, east of Drumright OK had been built as a temporary, “company” house for oil field...
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My Seventeenth Summer

The summer of 1959 began with my graduation from Farragut High School, one of 53.  I had many memorable events to enjoy, among them presenting a solo piano recital in May, and receiving many good wishes and in that day many graduation gifts.  The church members were very generous.  The money gifts were...
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Studebaker Lark- My Teenage Identity

Studebaker Lark- My Teenage Identity
For whatever reason I have no memory of how I came to own a Studebaker Lark. It was my very first personally-owned vehicle. I'm sure it didn't run well because I would've had very little money to support it in high school. What I do remember is that the front seats...
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Growing up in the Depression Years

Growing up in the Depression Years
M y early childhood was unusual at best. I can remember my two sisters and my mother and living in a large house with Grandparents. My Father deserted us soon after I was born. I was told the story when I had grown to an age of understanding the facts of...
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A Depression Kid Goes to School

I entered First Grade in September of 1937.  I skipped Kindergarten.   Not because I was precocious.  Such an educational luxury wasn’t offered by Drumright’s schools.   The Board of Education apparently didn’t favor naming schools in honor of presidents or heroes.  They just named them according to where they were located in...
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Protecting No Matter the Cost

What if I told you that tomorrow morning, between four and five o'clock, you must run to your next door neighbor's house and kill everyone inside? Would you do it?  Keep in mind that, earlier, you would have taken an oath to protect, and you have no choice but to obey the...
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Nursing, My First Career

Nursing, My First Career
Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 I commenced my nursing training a few months before I turned 17, when I left home and moved into the Nurses Home at the Repatriation General Hospital at Daw Park, a suburb of Adelaide. There were 12 of us in our Preliminary...
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Fontana Dam

"I was eight-teen years and three months old when I was drafted into the army. I was working with my dad and George (brother) at   TVA building the Fontana Dam."
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