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Columns by Amelia Bystry

This, that and the odder

Everything in our family is a production. Going to the store, getting children dressed in the morning, watching a movie together ... the lis…

This, that ... and the odder

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I was a little sad we didn’t have snow for Christmas, but this Christmas was uni…

This, that ... and the odder

The other day, I was sorting though my huge box of newspaper clippings looking for a column to include with our family Christmas card. After…

This, that and the odder

With the new school year starting, everyone in my family is up to new adventures.Justus is thrilled …

This, that ... and the odder

My Grandpa John has a phrase he uses every time something bad happens to him; “Black Cloud Bystry.” I always thought he was just trying to b…

This, that and the odder

I frequently receive compliments on my columns. I want to respond by saying, if you lived in the same household I do, you could write column…

This, that and the odder

Some of you may know I have been taking pictures for the Bureau County Republican for about eight months. I had my first pictures in the pap…

This, that and the odder

We have had some crazy weather lately. When you think that it is finally going to start getting warmer and turn into spring, it does the opp…

This, that and the odder

Whenever something bad happens in our house, I tell my mom, “It could always be worse.” But I think, so far, this story takes the cake.

This, that and the odder

About a month ago on Jan. 10, I had two huge life-changing events happen in my house — the birth of my baby brother, Angelo Steven, and the …

This, that and the odder

Originally I wanted to do a column for Thanksgiving about being thankful for things. I thought I had great subjects, and I would ask all my …
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