If I Had Only Known

Posted on December 8th, 2016
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The Service of Remembrance is Thursday night in Savannah. It’s a year’s worth of loss and a month’s worth of work, designed to honor the memories of those who died since the last service, often far sooner than might have been expected and most certainly than was acceptable. During the service there is a Power Point presentation […]

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Lost to the Flames

Posted on December 1st, 2016
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Many of us have helplessly watched this week as wild fires raged around the resort areas of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We’ve waited and we’ve prayed and we’ve hoped that the rampage could be contained and the area impacted as little as possible.  And while we’ve waited we’ve watched, often as memories disappeared in the […]

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Give Thanks

Posted on November 23rd, 2016
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It is Thanksgiving Eve, that day filled with trips to the grocery store, preliminary cooking, and trying to decide where everyone can nap once the eating is over. Since most everyone on Facebook will be posting Happy Thanksgiving wishes with the obligatory Thanksgiving Day picture on what is usually a link-to-the-blog day, I thought I’d […]

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Don’t Forget Them

Posted on November 17th, 2016
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Recently my Kathryne and I had a girls’ night out. It wasn’t something we planned but with her husband at work and mine celebrating a win on the hill at Knoxville, it just seemed like the thing to do.  So we did. Said night out consisted of supper (because I don’t eat dinner) at a […]

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Letters From Beyond

Posted on November 10th, 2016
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Recently, while scrolling through the plethora of posts on Facebook, I ran across one of those with shadowy pictures in the background and words that magically appear while telling a sappy story intended to tug at your heartstrings.  Normally I don’t watch those, especially if the tag line is anything like “this brought me to tears” or “I […]

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Questions and Forgiveness

Posted on November 3rd, 2016
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Jose Fernandez. A 2011 first round draft pick and All Star pitcher for the Miami Marlins. Cuban born, he was so determined to come to America that he attempted to defect three times before succeeding in 2008.  He became a U. S. citizen on April 24, 2015 and recently announced his impending fatherhood.  And all […]

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Irreplaceable

Posted on October 26th, 2016
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It was a terrible fire, one that consumed everything they had. . . including their three children. Growing up, I heard the story quite often since they were family, the grandchildren of my great aunt and uncle whose house was always a place to visit whenever we went to Florence.  That meant at least twice […]

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The Faithful Few

Posted on October 19th, 2016
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There was a definite sadness in his eyes when he spoke of her, of the life she had known and the life that had slowly been taken from her. The depth of that sadness grew when he talked about her lonely days, days that repeated themselves like a broken record, over and over with only […]

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A Broken Heart

Posted on October 12th, 2016
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“She left them first, on a Saturday evening. The next morning they went to the nursing home and told him she was gone; within hours, he joined her. After 69 years of marriage, it only seemed right that they should still be together.” So began our Facebook post yesterday, recounting the beautiful story of a […]

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Tell Me the Story

Posted on October 6th, 2016
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He brought her back home, although she never really lived here. Her father did—lived and died and was buried here.  There were distant cousins scattered about, but she had never called here home until today, and today it still really wasn’t home.  Just the final resting place for what Death had left behind. He had […]

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