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Turning 80 was not fun

Good thing we celebrated my husband’s 80th birthday a week early. He did not get a party on the actual date. I woke up with an elbow so swollen with arthritis that I could not comb my hair, let alone … Continue reading

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Bobcat tales

Brakes screeched the day Fred Belin saw a bobcat in the tree in front of a house near El Dorado Chemical. He had to take a closer look. “We stopped and asked the man at the house, ‘what is going … Continue reading

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Eight letters of gratitude

 The holidays have ended with all their festivities, gift exchanges, baked goods and other ways of saying “I am thinking of you.” For better or for worse, the new year has come with its time for resolutions. One resolution everyone … Continue reading

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Resolved to try that?! recipe

This year I resolved to try recipes from cookbooks I find at yard sales. Last summer, I chuckled when I read the title, “The Non-Chew Cookbook.” I bought the cookbook for that oxymoron of a title. Then I read the … Continue reading

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The saga of the bunk bed

Forty years ago in a modest two-story house in Indiana, we switched to bunk beds to give our growing family of five boys room to play and sleep. My handy man used 2″x4” beams and sheets of plywood to build … Continue reading

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After the fire at South Arkansas Community College

I huffed a bit after climbing the steep stairs to the third floor of the newly re-dedicated Thomas Administration Building at South Arkansas Community College. I had skipped the elevator in order to see everything in the new interior. The … Continue reading

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Locked Out!

A locked door welcomed four grandchildren to our house. I stared at the very locked up house. No Grandpa came to greet us. “Grandpa is gone.” I said. I picked up the phone and called him. No answer. I could … Continue reading

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Beat Bob the one man volleyball team

t all started last spring: my husband’s excitement and interest in bringing the One Man Volleyball team of Bob Holmes to Union County. Holmes visits communities, plays volleyball with students in various schools and then talks with the students about … Continue reading

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30 days of Thanksgiving

 am so far behind in this month’s posting of a daily item for which I am thankful that today I will catch up and finish all at once. With that in mind, I am thankful for … My handy husband … Continue reading

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Not the best culinary experience

In 2018 the ethnic restaurant pleased the palate. “That was so good. I am telling my daughter she needs to check it out when she comes here for business next week,” one said. In 2019, we left the same restaurant … Continue reading

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