More than a century ago, local grapevines allegedly required no irrigation, and a hand pump could draw water from a hand-dug well.
Peace Be With You
A weekly column offering a Christian and Catholic perspective by native Maderan John Rieping, a graduate of Mt. Angel Seminary who spent 4 1/2 years in formation at Mount Angel Abbey. His website is http://wambly.weebly.com
The San Joaquin Valley, the southern half of the large flat mountain-bound interior of California, has undergone many changes.
“Today my thoughts / Are swift and cool / As goldfish in / A lily pool.
My father taught that women should be treated with respect and never hit.
The talented musician Ludwig wanted little to do with the Catholic Church or its priests, which isn’t completely surprising.