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JONES FAMILY 2020 CHRISTMAS LETTER

2020 was… well… unique. In what other December could someone writing in jest, “I believe in mandatory vacations” create a social media firestorm. (Please read again to note the use of the word “vacations”.) And that about sums up the year for the Jones family. (more…)
Bob Jones
December 22, 2020
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A CREATURE WAS STIRRING

“His hair was shoulder-length, his youthful face hid behind an abundance of shaggy beard. Over tight, faded blue jeans and an old, bulky knit, he had thrown his pride and joy — a sheepskin wrap.” Where were you when you first heard Jerry Forbes reading A Creature Was Stirring? For me it was December 1990, in our '82 Cutlass Sierra, the radio dial tuned to Edmonton’s 630 CHED. (more…)
Bob Jones
December 10, 2019
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AN ODE TO AUTUMN

Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash A change is in the air. A great mellowing is at work. It’s in the breeze, in the trees, inside each and every one of us. And somewhere, not far off, the smoke of backyard firepits is seasoning the darkening sky. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 8, 2019
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THROUGH A MOTHER’S EYES

Here’s to all the mothers who’ve endured sports they don’t enjoy (or fully understand), hard seats and dirty cleats, frozen hands and numbed cheeks, aches and pains and grassy stains, just to be with a son or daughter in the arena of competition. Mothers: they see life through biased eyes. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 8, 2019