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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Marilyn Grace (Patty Craig's mom)

Recently, my mom turned 82. She is a fine lady! Happily, I can say that she is healthy and lives independently. And, as most of you would say of your moms, I admire her greatly.

Many qualities make my mom a fine woman, but four characteristics inspire my respect:

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Red had a head the size of a backhoe bucket, and he packed a set of spurs that bore a close likeness to railroad spikes. Given all of this, Red was still a certified COWARD. He would sneak-up on your blindside or get you when your back was turned.

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Monday, July 16th, 2012
My Career As A Woman

There was a small blue wild flower that grew along the roadside when I was a kid growing up in Spencer County.  None of the adults knew what it was called, so they deemed it a weed.  I called it a Cornflower, after the Crayola color, Cornflower Blue, in my box of 64 crayons.  I was grown before I

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012

One of the things I love about summer (definately not this crazy heat), are my hummingbirds. Although they don't seem as plentiful at my place this year, I do have a few. I could sit for hours and take pictures of these amazing birds.

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012

July 2009, I was one month removed from graduating from Mid-Continent University.  Barack Obama was President, North Carolina defeated Michigan State 89-72 several months earlier to win the NCAA Championship, The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in 5 games to win the NBA Championship

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Our recent drought continues to cause problems. Locally and in the mid-west, pastures and crops are not producing normally. This situation has caused farmers to feed hay earlier than normal or to sell livestock.

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Respecting A Hero

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Often when little girls play dress-up, or dolls or "house," they affect a different accent . . . a foreign, or maybe New York brogue . . . which of course is also about as foreign as you can get. Or sometimes they give themselves names more glamorous or different-sounding than their own.

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Monday, July 9th, 2012

My phone rang last Tuesday morning at 2:30 a.m.  When I glanced to see who it was, I was surprised to see that it was one of the social workers I know, who works with foster parents.  In my sleepy fog, I thought to myself, why is she calling us?  We are a closed home. 

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Sunday, July 8th, 2012
My Career As A Woman

There’s a tee shirt I’ve got to have.  It reads: I Have CDO  It’s Like OCD  But The Letters Are In Order.  That pretty well sums up my attitude on a whole host of topics, and none more so than the subject of closing doors behind me (physical doors, not metaphorical ones).  Like many things in my

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