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To diet or not to diet: intermittent fasting

December flew by with a feast of chocolate covered nut clusters, pecan pies and sugar cookies. Now, it’s January with resolutions to lose the holiday weight. Except for me, I enjoyed the treats and the weight remained stable through the … Continue reading

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KFC here we come!

“If you die before me, I am going to go to Kentucky Fried Chicken every Monday for their special,” my husband confided I knew exactly how to respond. Years before he had said, “When my mom dies, I want her … Continue reading

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A Grinch-y attack on Christmas

In this season, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” will be read or viewed as a movie innumerable times. Dr. Seuss’ classic story portrays a creature who had a heart too small. He did not like Christmas, the noise, the presents … Continue reading

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The phone rings

Never ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for retirees. … not exactly what John Donne said, but it’s close to my reality. I do not ask for whom the phone rings, I already know it rings to remind … Continue reading

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That Mom

Standing at the counter signing her child into the Mother’s Day out program my daughter Sharon met a flustered mom who declared, “I’m sorry my daughter looks like a mess. She slept in until 8:15. We had to hurry, so … Continue reading

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Red Neck Christmas and more

Some events hubby begs to attend such as the Finney’s Christmas Wonderland in Crossett and the Red Neck Parade in Monroe, La. He found both while surfing the Internet. I agreed to go if we could check off items on … Continue reading

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Yes, kids can help in the kitchen

Toddlers want to help. Often they can only use plastic toys as my Pennsylvania toddler did. She filled her arms with leaves to place in her plastic wheelbarrow to carry to her dad’s leaf pile. Last week, Katie, 2, begged, … Continue reading

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Truman library and museum

At the end of the movie ‘Truman’, my husband and I agreed, “We must visit his library.” Recently we visited Independence, MO. the hometown of former President Harry Truman. We learned he claimed he read all the books in the … Continue reading

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Tidy Willie

In every corner of the world ordinary folks quietly help where they can. At The Food Pantry at Southside Baptist Church one of those folks is Willie Lee Williams, 61, a man with a penchant for neatness. Clutter propels Willie … Continue reading

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The dark and stormy night

It was a dark and stormy night with river levels rising rapidly. That night, 20 years ago, Enelda Cary and her husband went to Houston to meet her nephew flying into Houston from Panama. They expected to begin the drive … Continue reading

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