Sleighs and Reindeer

Posted on December 7th, 2017
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Monday night was Savannah’s annual Christmas Parade, an extravaganza of light and sound that is traditionally held on the first Monday night of December—unless it rains, and then it’s usually rescheduled to a date that conflicts with our Service of Remembrance or staff Christmas party.  Of course, there’s the marching band and the Dance Team […]

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Jean Lillian’s Journey

Posted on November 29th, 2017
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Back in 1953 her family anxiously awaited her arrival—hers and that of her twin brother.  Of course, in 1953 there was no way of knowing they would be a girl and a boy.  The technology didn’t exist that allows such common knowledge today.  Times were very different and, in this instance, the parents would be […]

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Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

Posted on November 21st, 2017
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Kindly allow me to state the obvious.  The holiday season is upon us.  I don’t know how it happened since I’m pretty sure I did this Thanksgiving thing like last week.  But here it is, in spite of my best efforts to slow the passage of time. If we’re honest about it, the next month […]

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Day Is Done . . .

Posted on November 15th, 2017
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Day is done . . . gone the sun . . . from the lakes, from the hills, from the sky.  All is well.  Safely rest.  God is nigh. It’s a beautiful melody, a haunting melody often played by a single trumpet or bugle and often played at the saddest of times to honor one […]

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No Magic Words

Posted on November 8th, 2017
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You know how in the movies and on television, when a writer is trying to write and nothing is working and they’re using a for real typewriter, they rip the paper out of the carriage, wad it up into a crumpled ball, and toss it into a wastebasket that’s already overflowing with wadded up crumpled […]

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Not For Praise or Pay

Posted on November 2nd, 2017
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“I just feel guilty!  I feel like it’s my fault I didn’t see this and I didn’t do something to prevent it.  I’m his caretaker and I failed. “It’s eating me up . . .” She’d gone home and found him.  Obviously something was terribly wrong but she had no real clue as to how […]

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Just. Stop. Now.

Posted on October 25th, 2017
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You’ve read the stories.  You’ve seen them on Facebook and various news sites and stations.  You’ve watched the commercials and seen the videos posted to social media.  All of them have one message—avoid distracted driving at all costs.  Now, if you think you’ve had enough of that subject, feel free to skip down to the […]

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If It Looks Too Good To Be True . . .

Posted on October 18th, 2017
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So, just out of curiosity, have any of you ever Googled “cremation providers in _____________” where the blank is your city and state of residence?  If you haven’t, why don’t you take a minute and do that now?  Go ahead.  I’ll wait . . . If you did, then you may have noticed Heritage Cremation […]

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Reflections of Life

Posted on October 12th, 2017
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“His face glows with sheer happiness and peace; radiating sunshine overflowing into the lives of others, not tarnished by the worry and fret of this world. His smile is seen as frequently as the dew in the early morning, spreading contagious affects to those saw it. His laugh is nowhere near melodious. as a matter […]

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Be Prepared

Posted on October 4th, 2017
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After eight long years of managing not to leave town for any extended periods of time, my daughter convinced me to go on a “girls’ trip”.  Various destinations were proposed and Williamsburg, Virginia was finally the agreed upon choice.  That seemed to be more restful than Disney World (which I dearly LOVE but I didn’t […]

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