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In Bloom: Purple Iris

2021-05-12 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Marie Freeman
Marie sends this photo of a purple iris that bloomed today, with the quote "Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into." --Henry Ward Beecher, as quoted by E. D. Procter, in Life Thoughts, 1858
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Once upon a time... Gas rationing

2021-05-12 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Mike Watson
Mike writes, "Many of us think we need to be on the road far more than we actually do. Of course many drive long distances to work, or as part of their job. But there was a time when gas was in far more short supply than now, as this article indicates, from the Adair County News, 22 March 1944, at the height of our involvement in World War II."
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Canada and Self

2021-05-12 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Lindsey Wilson College
Sidney Canada, a Christian ministries and human services & counseling graduate, and Felicia Self, a bachelor of science in nursing graduate, pose for a photo together immediately following Lindsey Wilson College's Spring Commencement last Friday. The commencement ceremony at Blue Raider Stadium was the first in college history to be held outdoors.
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