Monthly Archives: November 2013

Attitude of gratitude

The last guests had left after my grandmother’s funeral. Only my sister and I remained in my parents’ cabin. We had time to sit, eat the funeral foods friends had left and reflect on her unexpected death. At her age, … Continue reading

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Another day in Jasper Central

The ordinary day that changed us For the AARP crowd one question awaits an answer this weekend. Where were you that day, 50 years ago, when President John F. Kennedy was shot? For most people my age the school day … Continue reading

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Editorial: insurance shopping

Occasionally the editor does take a vacation and needs the staff to fill in with editorial (no name, this is the newspaper’s thoughts) comments. This is the one I wrote for Nov. 7, 2013. Let there be reason and calmness … Continue reading

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A traveling trick or treat experience

Each fall, my husband and I look forward to the one night when an onslaught of little beggars come knocking at our door. Seeing our lit porch light, the children know that we wait to add to their fall stash … Continue reading

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