We have come to the end of another month so I thought now would be as good a time as any to go on a written journey back through the days of June.

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I ran across an quote some time ago.

It hit me like a ton of bricks, as they say, because the longer I live the more truth I see in it.

The quote has been attributed to a few people through the years.

It appears to belong to author Ian MacLaren, and I can’t find the definitive quote so I’m going to paraphrase.

He said something along the lines of, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

I just want to tell you, whatever you are going through, keep going.

Never give up.

You are strong enough.


This post is a response to Sue’s prompt, which is “encourage.”

History has always fascinated me.

I’ve been interested in the Civil War since my family took a vacation to Gettysburg.

I thought I might write down my thoughts on the Confederate battle flag and statues, but I’ve decided to leave them for another day.

Instead, I’d like to go even farther into the past.

Here’s a quick story about how yesterday might influence today and tomorrow.

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I have a confession to make.

I have put today’s post off until it’s too late to write a good one, which means another trip to the archives.

I’ve found the perfect post for Sue’s prompt today, which is “business.”

First, though, I think it might help to tell you a brief backstory.

I grew up on a chicken farm.

I took my share of agricultural classes in high school, during or shortly after the time the story you’re about to read is set.

Naturally, these things led to a foolproof plan to get a goat and get rich.

I got one of those things.

From October, 2017, here’s a story about a business venture gone bad.