Author: Kathy Lariviere

Road to Recovery

A few weeks ago, I got sick. How do I know this? Because I went to my doctor and she said, “You are sick.” Always good to have back up. But with the great health care providers at Virginia Gay, I’m on the road to recovery....

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A Country Girl Visits Maui

My husband and I recently traded the cold Iowa winter for a week in Maui. It was our first time to travel to this beautiful island and I fully intended to make the most of it. On our first full day there, Gene had to attend a...

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The Recipe Box

When the weather gets cold and I can’t walk outside, I get a little antsy. (Gene would tell you that this is a huge understatement and that there is family folklore about the trouble I get into when I’m bored and stuck inside!)...

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Learning Country Living

Several years ago, we moved out to rural Benton County. Our home sits on 14 beautiful acres overlooking the Cedar River and I found myself asking, “Is this heaven or hell?” As we adapted to country life, I found that...

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A Teacher’s Encouragement

As a child, I grew up in rural Kansas. We were only able to get reception for two television stations in the small community that we lived in, so television wasn’t a large focus of our lives. But I do have a memory of watching...

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