What In Tarnation?

June 25, 2022 0

To borrow a catchphrase from Sophia Petrillo (Golden Girls)…”picture it”…small town Illinois, 1961…curly-haired girl in a little plaid dress, white anklets and Mary Jane shoes. This was back when a kid could walk to and […]

Janice Crow

The Old Chest

July 16, 2019 0

 A while back, I wrote an article about an old chest beneath the creaky basement stairs at my parents’  house. I had never seen the contents of it, ever, in my entire life. When I […]

Janice Crow


February 28, 2018 0

It all started out so well. I still don’t know how I mustered the courage to raise my hand, and the outcome has made me think twice about volunteering for anything else….. ever. It was […]

Janice Crow

What My Brother Taught Me

January 13, 2018 0

What My Brother Taught Me When I was a kid, I would never have thought of my brother, Bill, as a teacher.  He was not a stellar student and was not particularly fond of school.  […]

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Cobwebs and Cookie Dough

October 20, 2017 0

WELCOME to my favorite season – Fall! For some reason Fall just seems to open the door to all things good and cozy. It’s nature’s reward for enduring a long, hot summer, and a signal […]

Janice Crow

Sounds Worth Saving

September 6, 2017 0

There are a lot of memories that come rushing in when I think about the National Quartet Convention…some great, some not so great, but all indelibly etched in my mind. Some of those memories go […]

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Preservatives….Sometimes It’s a Good Thing!

August 3, 2017 0

The “God Bless You Testimony Service”……whose idea was this? I’d love to know who thought it would be a great idea to ambush an unsuspecting mid-week service congregant and ask him or her to jump […]

Janice Crow

Sound Treasury

July 5, 2017 0

When you think back over your life, how many of your memories involve sound? Probably way more than you imagine. I was thinking about that the other day as I drove past the site of […]

Janice Crow

Busted and Better

June 3, 2017 0

Who would have dreamed that “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” would lead to a songwriting career? I doubt that my dad looked that far ahead when he taught me that first tune on the piano. I […]

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