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A perfect day

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A fter some gloomy days filled with rain and then a stretch of warmth and humidity, I don’t know about you, buy I’m welcoming this cold snap. This past Tuesday was my mom’s favorite kind of weather. Cool and sunny with a hint of breeze. It reminded me of a day I visited her when she was in an acute […]

‘Twas the season

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By now the votes are counted and reported. Some are relieved and some are disappointed. It happens. But what matters is this – people got up off their butts, registered and then actually voted. Statewide, early voting has broken records for midterm elections. More voted early this year than the TOTAL amount in 2014. That is quite impressive. I’m so […]

Halloween Remembrances

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Happy Halloween! As an adult with adult kids now, the holiday doesn’t mean the same anymore. I know when I was a kid I loved Halloween almost as much as Christmas. We lived in the country so we didn’t go door to door to trick-or-treat. But, what we did was almost better. We visited family and friends who always had […]

Celebrate Free Speech Week

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Free Speech Week began this past Monday. It began in 2005 to commemorate freedom of speech and of the press as written in the First Amendment in our US Constitution Bill of Rights. Just in case you need reminding … “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom […]

A lesson in patience



This past Sunday I attended the funeral service for Suzi Oliver Rankin. She was one of the sweetest and most patient ladies that I ever knew. I first met the Oliver family when they owned their veterinary clinic situated near the entrance to my childhood home off FM 476. Also, my best friend’s mother, Jane Forbus, was their office manager. […]

A paradox for thought

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A friend of mine shared this on Facebook and I shared it as well. After a few more thoughts, I feel the need to share it with you all, too. Jackson Katz, a prominent social researcher and author of The Macho Paradox, explains male privilege. He’s done it with hundreds of audiences. “I draw a line down the middle of […]

There are miles and miles of Texas; rows and rows of books

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The past few weeks I’ve driven a good portion of Texas and into Oklahoma. In all, I think I’ve registered about 3,000 miles. On my return trip from Oklahoma, my friends Judy and Jerry encouraged a stopover in Archer City, Texas. Yes, they are that good of friends that would drive down just so I wouldn’t have to visit it […]

Paying respect to my East Texas ancestors

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On my way to visit my friends Judy and Jerry in Oklahoma, I planned a stop for a quick visit with one of my cousins, Edith, in Fairfield. She is actually my mother’s first cousin, so I guess that would make her my first cousin, once removed. She is also my mom’s step sister-in-law. I’ll explain … when my grandmother […]

Curbside is the diggity bomb!

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I just picked up my first curbside order at H-E-B. It was so easy, too! I placed the order Sunday evening and there it was – ready to be loaded in my vehicle the next morning. I don’t mind shopping for my groceries most days. It’s a way I get to see friends (yes, I can be one of THOSE […]

It was a g’day, mates

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The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity for several families in South and Central Texas. Friends from Australia were in visiting for their last leg of a five-week vacation, or holiday as they would say it! Some of you may remember our Rotary foreign exchange student Daryl Gogel who was here in 1985-86. He was from Adelaide, […]


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