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Thursday, June 24, 2021

    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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    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...
    MUSCATINE, Iowa--Because of the generosity of hundreds of Muscatine County residents, the 2020 Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign was a huge success. Look for...

    Go Big!

    When it comes to garage size, I’m convinced bigger is better. We have an oversized, nearly 600 square foot, double car garage, but sometimes...

    The Puppies

    When I was 9-years-old, our dog, Trixie, a small terrier, was expecting a litter of puppies. My folks were not happy about it, but...
    Eight years ago, I wrote about the high priority we placed on celebrating our two children’s birthdays. They could have a cake made into...
    I well remember the unusually brutal winter of 1979, with record amounts of snowfall and endless weeks of bitterly cold temperatures. The snow was...

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