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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

You'll not see this until November is gone . . . the month we always pay special honor to our veterans. And December 7th just passed . . . as FDR called it "A date that will live in infamy." My generation simply knew it as "Pearl Harbor," the Japanese attack that led the U.S.

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Monday, December 19th, 2011

I am typing this column with my left hand.  I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand this past Thursday, and I am bandaged from my fingertips to midway up my right arm.  The pre-op nurse who took my information on Wednesday told me she had had the same procedure three weeks before, and she as

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Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Have you ever had one of those moments when you wish there really was an Easy button that you could buy?  I would most definitely want a lifetime warranty with it!  I'm sure if there were such a thing, the easy button would be as popular as having a cell phone.

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Friday, December 16th, 2011

It happens almost like clockwork. Each year, right around Thanksgiving, Christians begin to get all worked up about the holidays.

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Christmas traditions have been on my mind recently, helping me to remember happy Christmases past. Probably many of my family’s holiday traditions are similar to those practiced by you and your family.

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

How about a little YONDERING this trip? When one of our granddaughters was young, she asked, "What do you and Grandmamma mean when you say, 'over yonder?'" Yonder is a pretty good word. You can say over yonder, back yonder, down yonder, or up yonder.

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Monday, December 12th, 2011

What Might Have Been: You’ve probably read the quote by Whittier, For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been.  My husband, Garey, has told me, on several occasions, that if I don’t get the books I’ve been writing published befo

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Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Have you ever had one of those moments when it seems that there's not enough hours in the day, or the week, or even the year?  Lord willing, we all have the same amout of time each day.  Somehow we still manage to get behind, become rushed, and can't seem to fit everything in.  "Why is this?" I k

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Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Dr. Seuss of the “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” fame once concluded: “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Another busy and fun December weekend is in our midst.  Saturday the 10th is the Quality Christmas parade.

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