Cashton Record - An Independent Wisconsin Newspaper... Serving The Cashton Area For Over 120 Years!

Articles written by Virginia Von Ruden

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 22 of 22



Life as I see it…

I stepped out of the barn into a glorious spring day. The sun was shining, the sky was a deep blue and the birds were singing to welcome this long-awaited day. Spring was really here after a few false starts. Spring came cautiously over the land...

 

Life as I see it…

It was a typical spring day. The sun, like an old friend, beckoned me outside. Old Man Winter was finally losing strength. And I was a typical farm kid who wanted to get out of as many chores as possible. I planned my escape. When Mom wasn’t...

 

Life as I see it…

Once I was Young Once I was young. The day you were born was one of the best days of my life. I looked at your little face and saw one of God’s miracles. You gave me hope for the future and the strength to venture into parenthood. Once I was...

 

Life as I see it…

The bed greeted me like an old friend. I slipped my cold feet between the soft fleece sheets which molded around me like a warm hug. After a long day on my feet in the food pantry, my body was calling for rest. It was time to recharge and let my mind...

 

Life as I see it…

Declutter Carefully I reached for the plate in the china cupboard. I swept my hand over the smooth surface. It was yellowish in color and had intricate designs. My mind went back to a lifetime ago when I was just a little sprout in my mom’s...

 

Life as I see it…

The sounds of laughter floated up the stairs and into my bedroom even though the door was closed. A hot card game was going on in the kitchen and Don and I had been banished to our bedrooms. We were to young to take part in the festivities below...

 

Life as I see it…

Disremember I stood there looking at the calendar. If I could have glanced in a mirror, I would have seen a look of dismay on my face. There was the time of 10:15 written on the calendar along with the letters RC. There was a worry spreading through...

 

Life as I see it…

Puppy crawled out from under the lilac bush which was his favorite sleeping site. He knew it was that time of day and his services were needed. A good cow dog is an important part of life on a farm. Not only did Puppy help round up cows, he was our s...

 

Life as I see it…

Give Me A Break I sat at the breakfast table and started to plan my day. The box of Corn Flakes was now empty so I could cut off the box top. If I saved ten tops, I could send them off to Kellogg’s and get a Roy Rogers sheriff’s badge. Roy was...

 

Life as I see it…

Keep Going I didn’t mean to cause a problem. All I wanted was a few veggies on my sub sandwich. Was that too much to ask? Please may I have some spinach, cucumbers, peppers, olives, tomatoes and a splash of ranch dressing. That wasn’t an unusual...

 

Life as I see it…

Leisure and Laughter I woke up at the first call so glad that this day had finally come. It was a bright, sunny Sunday morning and the day held so much promise. I quickly dressed and flew down the stairs. Mother had been up before dawn and the...

 

Life as I see it…

The Marathon I finished my chores about the same time as the barn crew finished the milking. Sitting down to a wholesome breakfast, I started to plan what to do on this glorious spring morning. Soon I noticed the conversation going on around me....

 

Life as I see it…

The discussion of technology and the challenges it presents to the older generation slipped into the conversation with my grandchildren. We grew up in two different worlds. No truer words have been spoken. The world is vastly different today...

 

Life as I see it…

I held the annoying thing in my hand and was tempted to fling it off the deck and have it land in the last bit of snow in the back yard. I had been told not to “over think” the workings of this smartphone. And, by the way, those words came from...

 

Life as I see it...

A Fair Trade I looked down at my wet hands. Wrinkles covered my fingertips. I had been washing eggs for hours. Would it never end? I was on my own. Millie had been busy scrubbing and waxing floors and I had been given orders not to drop any eggs on...

 

Life as I see it…

I grabbed my dinner pail and walked out into the clear morning air. I stood mesmerized for a moment at the scene before me. It had snowed during the night: a light snow that fell softly over every surface. The tree limbs and fence posts were covered...

 

Life as I see it

The Calm After The Storm Mom’s voice awakened us. We listened. It was quiet. It was finally over. I scratched the frost off the window to see outside. It was a futile attempt for the frost was too thick and the scratching only made my hands...

 

Life as I see it…

I pulled the blanket over my head. It couldn’t be morning already. It seemed as if I had just crawled into that cold bed and now that it was warm, I had to crawl out. I had to get up. Mom had already called up the stairs at least twice. I finally...

 

Life as I see it…

Here’s Your Sign I was trying on shoes today. Some were too big, some too small and some made my feet look bigger than they really are. Is it true that our feet continue to grow as we age. That is good news. By the time I get very, very old, I...

 

Life as I see it

A Magical World I jumped out of bed ready to meet a new day. I quickly dressed putting on my new dress and shoes. There was no mirror in the room and I had no idea how I looked. My shoes were still a bit stiff and I clomped downstairs. My older broth...

 

Life as I see it

The day started like any other day on the farm. Hot Eyes, the psychotic rooster, was busy sounding his wake up “Cock-a-doodle”. Sleepy kids made their way to the kitchen where Mom was already hard at work. The older siblings went to the barn and...

 

Life as I see it…

For a moment I glanced up from my book to see what was up. Mom was still bustling around the kitchen. She hadn’t called my name so I thought I was free to curl up in the chair and read until bedtime. But alas, it was not to be. Mom was sorting...

 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019