Author Archives: l1bryant

About l1bryant

Loves to notice the changes of the seasons in people and in creation.

The House that (re)Built Me

This week we handed the keys of our lake house to a new family. While I’d cried many times during the process of letting this ‘real estate’ go, I only teared up once during the closing. It was when I … Continue reading

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Just an Illinois Girl

Here’s my view right now. A warm June breeze waves through the lush green leaves while the red-winged blackbirds argue over territory. A few billowy white clouds float across the blue expanse above me.  The remnants of the cottonwood seeds … Continue reading

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Squeezing Tight

“Here comes a big one Nana. A REALLY big one! I love you Nana.” “Look! It’s huge! Oh no! It’s coming! I love you Nana.” It was like Carter was reading a script as we bounced through the waves on the … Continue reading

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What Agenda?

When I was a little girl, I cross-stitched a set of flour sack towels with the following weekly schedule: Wash on Monday, Iron on Tuesday, Mend on Wednesday, Churn on Thursday, Clean on Friday, Bake on Saturday, Rest on Sunday. … Continue reading

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A Frosty Morning

Originally posted on Linda Bryant Online:
Every spring, I sound a bit like my dad as he prepared to ‘go to the field.’ I pay attention to the falling rain, the thawing ground, and warming temperatures. I get excited to…

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My Treasured Friend – Marilyn Crosland

I’ve decided that it is impossible to say good-bye to a woman who has left such a profound impact upon my life. What began as a ‘business’ agreement to teach piano to Debralyn, and later Josh, turned into a deep connection … Continue reading

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Writing and Spring Cleaning and Mom

I’m more than a little embarrassed to begin blogging again. It’s been nearly two years since I posted something for people to read. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to. It’s just than I haven’t known what to say. Or … Continue reading

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