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    Mike Ruby

    A Muscatine resident for over forty years, Mike Ruby had careers both as a teacher at Muscatine High school and as a writer for nonprofit companies. Now retired, Ruby continues to cultivate his love for writing by contributing monthly Ruby's Reflections to Discover Muscatine newspaper.

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    When Silence Was Golden

    From the mid-1940s until the late 1960s, my parents owned a department store. Compared to today’s massive big box stores it was small. As...
    At a very young age, one of my chores was getting on my hands and knees with hand clippers, trimming in places where the...
    I was raised in an environment where finances were not discussed other than being reminded to shut off the lights, don’t waste water, the...
    My dad was quite conservative when it came to spending money. He wasn’t a cheapskate, miser, or a scrooge, but he was careful how...

    Canned Spinach

    Growing up, we always had dinner as a family around our small kitchen table. We did not have a garden, so Mother relied heavily...
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