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Bernice Werner

Bernice Matilda Elizabeth (Burmeister) Werner went to be with her lord on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Services were held May 16 at the Solon United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Bernice was born to John and Clara Burmeister on Sept. 23, 1922, in Lowden. The family moved to Clarence, where she attended a country school. Bernice helped on the farm and with her younger siblings.
Bernice moved to Iowa City where she married Robert “Roy” Werner on Dec. 19, 1945. She worked as a homemaker, enjoying gardening, canning, cooking, sewing and especially making pie.

Walkin'

A dirty mind

A man’s home is his castle, it is said, but in my case the kingdom has been downgraded to a spare bedroom for an office and the garage.
Not that I’m complaining.
Inside, I have a computer, small television, desk and shelves aplenty to hold the different books and projects collected over the years. Toss in a comfortable chair, good desk lamp, easy access to a nearby bathroom and I have everything needed short of a wet bar.

Food For Thought

Botanical conversations

A recent science program I happened to catch on television dealt with the subject of plants and how they communicate. There were several experiments depicted, and I found one of the most fascinating explored the notion that parent plants apparently nurture their offspring in a way that might be compared to the way most animals care for their young. Young trees growing in a grove of relatives appear to be given special care by their mother trees, through nutrients passed on through root connections.