Jean Croker Petke

Swamp Survival

Making it across the swamp, all the way to solid ground, has been a scenario oft repeated in my life. I shared¬†my original swamp story on this blog last week. That story has spawned much pondering and many conversations over the years — with family and friends and strangers. Though details may vary, the realities […]

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I was gone for ten days in early May. Though I’m not a worrier, I confess I was concerned about my recently landscaped back yard, my pots of herbs, and my gorgeous blue and yellow pansies that had been blooming since March. I watered heavily before I left but I was certain I’d return to […]

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