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Talent among us

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Area schools have been/will be performing their Winter/Christmas concerts this month. I had the pleasure to hear the Pleasanton High School Jazz Band once again. I missed out on the full band’s concert last week, so I am glad I made it to the jazz one. Some of the these kids I’ve known since they were babies (Robert Rutherford and […]

Christmas traditions – new and old



While decorating this past week, I started thinking about our traditions we have adopted and abandoned throughout the years. Some require certain decorations, some are food and treats and others are what we do or where we go. For me, as a child and beyond, going to my Nana and Papa’s for Christmas Eve was more fun than Christmas morning […]

Christmas Deco-rations



I ’m trying to downsize as I prepare to move when I sell my home. It isn’t easy. Especially as I’m getting Christmas decorations out. The furniture will be easy. But, y’all, trying to part with this decor is not fun. As an emotional type of person, I have too much attachment to things that belonged to, were made by […]

Thankful, always

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A s Thanksgiving approaches and most are clamoring for ingredients for a delicious dish or meal, or heading out on the road to join their families or friends, let’s all pause to show and give our thanks. Yes – there are days when our thankfulness is tested, but then there are bright spots or a simple kind gesture shows us […]

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 […]


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