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10 Questions to Ask Your Dad (or Grandpa) on Father’s Day

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Dad and me in 1950 and 2005.  

My Dad, Arnett Tiede, was the greatest influence on my life and was always my “Hero!”  He was a member of that “Greatest Generation” having made (and survived) the Normandy Invasion that led to the defeat of Nazi Germany.   He returned from the war and quickly married my Mom.  He became a successful farmer as well as running a successful insurance agency.  He was the President of G.M. (No not that G.M – but the President of a 3 county farm mutual fire insurance company called German Mutual!  For many years he taught...

10 Questions to Ask Your Mom or Grandma on Mother’s Day

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My Mom, Clara Tiede, was the best Mom I could have ever had.  With one year of Junior College she became a school teacher and taught for many years in several different one room schools in rural South Dakota.  She met my Dad, Arnett at the county fair and they soon fell in love. Then World War II intervened.  She prayed every day for his safe return.  When the war ended they soon married and in 1949 she became a mom when I was born.  It was a mystery to me but my Mom could tell if something was wrong by just watching me walk up the driveway after school.  My Mom loved Jesus and she...

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