“He specialists in narrative nonfiction, especially in the fields of cultural history and the history of exploration.” (On the Goodreads website, about the author of Moscow Nights, October 19, 2017)

“During the winter months when all other bodies of water are frozen solid, heated water discharged from eth power plant turbines offers a unique fishing opportunities for hybrid striped bass and other fish species.” (p. 32, Missouri Conservationist, June 2017)

“Please note that product prices and availability are limited time and are subject to change.” (in an email notifying me that my order from Walmart is ready for pick-up, July 22, 2017)

“The pursuit of academic excellence must be within an environment, however, that also encourages students to flourish in their faith – a place where the tenants of faith are examined and explored as a necessary component of educating the whole person, not derided as destabilizing to a “progressive society” or belittled as fairy tales.” (in a letter from Patrick Henry College president Jack Haye, dated February 10, 2017)

“Students will be busy scheduling during the month of March.  Take time to visit with your son or daughter about what classes they want to take next year.  We hope to provide courses that not only provide them with BHS graduation requirements, but also peak their interests and prepare them for their plans for the future.” (in an email from Branson High School principal, February 16, 2017)

“The deep-pink flowers are clustered at the top of a tall, branching stem, producing a sweet vanilla scent that attract many butterflies, especially monarch butterflies.” (p. 30, Missouri Conservationist, September 2016)

“Rachel wanted a place where locals could buy and sell goods from their neighbors and a place to come together that a point of community pride.” (in the September 2016 issue of Rural Missouri)

“Founded in 1983 by General Motors engineer Bill Gaines and his wife, Jeanne, the company now employees more than 90 people from across Northern California.” (in the September 2016 issue of Trailer Life)

“Church Legue Champions – Promise Keepers 2015”  (plaque on base of Branson church softball league championship trophy, July 1, 2015)

“All of our guest bring us joy: some by coming and others by leaving.”  AND  “If your lucky enough to live in the mountains, you are lucky enough.”  (two signs in the cabin we stayed in for a weekend, February 8, 2015)

“Paid in fuill!  Thanks, John and MJ”  (receipt from our vacation lodging, February 7, 2015)

“If you have any questions, please reply to this message to write us. Or call a Client Services representative.”  (in an email to Jessica from TD Ameritrade, January 6, 2015)

“With prices for both beef and pork at or above all-time highs. . . ”  (Rural Missouri magazine, October 2014)

“They have divided the city into ten different quadrants. . . ”  (heard on KY3 News, in relation to Springfield’s new snow removal policy, November 2014)

“If for any reasons that you are dissatisfied with the products you received or with your shopping experience; please don’t hesitate to contact us and grants us the opportunity to resolve this issue.”  (printed on the packing slip enclosed with 5 eyeliners received from Beauty Central, September 9, 2014)

“BOXER Puppy’s”  (seen on hand-printed sign in neighbor’s front yard; the neighbors whose dog had ELEVEN puppies several weeks back, August 2014)

“He also played a large roll in the street witnessing that we did.”  Also, “The people we met. . . may be poor in material wealth, but the are very rich in love.”  (printed on El Salvador mission trip update, February 2014)

“In the event the student is unable to participate, this gift will then benfit other students participating in the missions program”  (printed on ORU Missions response envelope, 1/18/14)

“Estimated charge amount for mammo digital creen bilat is $293.00”  (printed out from St. John’s Breast Center, 1/15/14)

“Leon’s Italian Bread Stick’s”  (large sign over food booth at SDC, December 2013)

“I am retuning your un-deposited check as a courtesy.”  (business letter from a ministry, 12/13/13)

“The cherib that covereth”  (seen in an email subject line, 11/02/13)

“Its like you learn my mind! You appear to grasp a lot approximately this, such as you wrote the e-book in it or something. I believe that you just could do with a few percent to pressure the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog. A great read. I will definitely be back.”  (spam to my blog, 10/23/13)

“Please wait for cashier’s instruction before swipping card”  (seen on payment device at Kitchen Collection, 10/18/13)

“Expences”  (seen on wire transfer form filled out by personal banker, 9/11/13)

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