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Trading Up

LightGrams February 11, 2021 Volume 25, Number 6 Jack was told to sell the family cow in order to buy much-needed food. Along the way a stranger offered to trade the cow for some magical beans. You know the story. Demi Skipper, who lives in San Francisco, claims she has pulled a similar trick: she…

Hitting The Mark

LightGrams January 14, 2021 Volume 25, Number 2 A bow hunter in Jackson County, Kansas came upon a dilemma last week: two male deer had their antlers locked together, and could not free themselves. It was a sad sight, and the hunter knew a painful drawn-out death was the ultimate outcome without outside assistance. He…

The Longest Bridge

LightGrams October 29, 2020 Volume 24, Number 39 To see the longest bridge in the world you’ll need to visit China. The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge serves a high-speed railway, and was completed in 2010. The length of the bridge is 102.4 miles, and is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Perhaps just as…

An Unexpected Appearance

LightGrams September 10, 2020 Volume 24, Number 32 It was the fourth day since the hiker had been seen. There was great concern for the safety of Harry Harvey. He was, after all, 80 years old, and there had been a hailstorm when he went missing in England’s Yorkshire Dales. Royal Air Force members and…

If You Can Open This …

LightGrams August 27, 2020 Volume 24, Number 30 Kirk Mathes had to call deputies to his farm in Barre, New York. A crowd had gathered in a field where a safe had been found. The safe was locked, and a note attached to it said, “If you can open this, you can have what’s inside.”…

The Power Of Being Personal

LightGrams November 15, 2018 Volume 22, Number 41 How long has it been since you received a handwritten letter? Have you ever received one from a government official? Those who have lived a few years remember when handwritten letters were the norm. Before long-distance phone calls were free and email and texting made near-immediate communication…

In The Clouds

LightGrams June 1, 2017 Volume 21, Number 19 By no means can I be called a frequent flyer.  On the occasions I’ve taken to the air for travel, I love sitting by the window.  I’m fascinated by the view above the clouds.  Things can look mighty different from up there! Is it still safe to…

The River Runs Red

LightGrams April 27, 2017 Volume 21, Number 15 A miles-long section of the Scajaquada Creek took on a different appearance recently; very different.  Photos of the creek, near Lancaster, New York, prior to this past Tuesday show a creek like most others: clear, relaxing, and a spot for fly fishermen.  Since Tuesday, however, all that…

The Bomb In His House

LightGrams April 20, 2017 Volume 21, Number 14 When the owner of the gun shop in Hull, Massachusetts was offered the Civil War relic for $1,000, he saw it for what it was.  The 15-pound cannonball still had a fuse attached, so he said, “That looks live to me.  Out the door, please.”  He wanted…

Filled Out Your Brackets?

LightGrams March 16, 2017 Volume 21, Number 10 As I write this, you only have a couple of hours left to submit your brackets.  I’m referring (in case you didn’t know) to an activity that occupies the minds of millions of Americans at this time every year.  It’s called “March Madness” for a reason.  People…