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The Road Home for Thanksgiving

The Road Home for Thanksgiving

The road home for Thanksgiving was a long one when we lived in Harding County. 550 miles from Camp Crook, South Dakota to Le Mars, Iowa. Speed limit 55, even on the interstate. School dismissed an hour early on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and we were on our way...

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Excuses and Updates from See Jane Run HQ

Excuses and Updates from See Jane Run HQ

Excuses and updates from See Jane Run! HQ are in order after close to a 2 month silence. They run the gamut from pathetic to praiseworthy. You can decide which ones belong in which categories as you run through my list. House construction contractor woes....

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The See Jane Run Guessing Game

The See Jane Run Guessing Game

The See Jane Run guessing game, at least for today, is all about the rock pictured above. Here are a few fun vacts about this geological wonder. In real life, my students and I took more than one field trip to the rock. In the book, Jane explores it with her...

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The View from Lone Butte

The View from Lone Butte

The view from Lone Butte plays a significant role in See Jane Run!, the first book in the West River Mystery Series. I'm not spilling the details here because I'd rather have you read the book once it's available for purchase in June of 2022. However, I will provide...

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So That’s Where the Can Opener Went

So That’s Where the Can Opener Went

So that's where the can opener went. That was my first thought when I cleaned out the dishwasher at our son and daughter-in-law's house not too long ago. It was the can opener of my childhood and a good one at that. The narrow end made prying the caps off pop bottles...

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Mom’s Apple Dumplings Embraced by a New Generation

Mom’s Apple Dumplings Embraced by a New Generation

Mom's apple dumplings (as in author Jolene Philo's mom and not fictional protagonist Jane Newell's mom) were mouthwateringly good. My mom learned how to make them from her mother, who made them in a huge, metal dishpan to feed her large family. Neither Mom or her mom...

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Author Jolene Philo

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