The Second Time Around

Posted on September 16th, 2020
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I know you don’t want to hear this (well . . . maybe some of you do . . .), but as of this writing, it’s exactly 100 days until Christmas.  That means it’s also 71 days until Thanksgiving.  Under normal circumstances (and since when have we had normal?) I’d glare at anyone who even […]

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Hide and Seek

Posted on September 9th, 2020
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Years ago, but not too many, when three of my now four grandchildren still resided in Hardin County, we had a Sunday evening ritual.  We’d all meet for supper at the local Mexican restaurant where the kids would have cheese quesadillas (with a side of chicken for Anderson) while I’d consume whatever the waiter thought […]

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Pathways to Peace

Posted on September 2nd, 2020
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I have always enjoyed being alliterate—as in using words that begin with the same letter and are placed closely together—like “rubber baby buggy bumpers” for instance (as opposed to being illiterate, which some folks may occasionally think I am, depending on the subject matter, like, say . . . technology). But I digress . . […]

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Five More Minutes

Posted on August 26th, 2020
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“I just want five more minutes to sit and talk with you again, to look into your eyes and hear the sound of your voice.  It would be the most beautiful five minutes of my life.”   A Saturday or two ago, that was the chosen quote for our Facebook page.  In case you haven’t […]

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Wanting To Remember

Posted on August 19th, 2020
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Please be advised, the following story is both beautiful and heart-breaking.  If you have recently suffered the loss of your spouse or significant other, it may be difficult for you to read . . .   His death had not come suddenly, so there was time to prepare—as best one can for losing your soulmate.  […]

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But . . . I Have This Paper . . .

Posted on August 12th, 2020
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Ok, people.  Listen up.  Today we’re going to have a class on death-related documents.  Notice:  If your family is sane and functional and everyone gets along then you probably can spend the next few minutes doing something besides reading this.  However, if there is even the remotest possibility that at some point in the future you […]

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Of Roots and Trees

Posted on August 5th, 2020
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Catty-cornered behind the funeral home in Savannah, across one back yard and into the front of another, there stands an oak tree.  A Post Oak, to be exact.  It is a massively beautiful tree, gnarled and scarred from years of living and sheltering and withstanding all that has afflicted it.  You can see where over […]

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A Stricter Standard

Posted on July 29th, 2020
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He slowly walked into our office, his worn cap nervously twisting in his hands—hands that were equally worn from long years of hard work.  He was hesitant, and when he finally spoke, I understood why.  Our secretary had approached the counter and asked if she could help him and, after a moment of silence, he […]

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Soooooo . . .

Posted on July 22nd, 2020
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Soooooo . . . I have a question.  Actually, maybe two or three or ten . . . or more . . .  Side note, if my cousin was present and I started a sentence that way, she’d jump in with “a button on it!”  Just in case you’re ever around her and start a […]

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Perry

Posted on July 15th, 2020
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He was my neighbor up the hill, a spot he had carefully chosen and purchased in 2018.  It was .36 acres, neatly settled size-wise between a quarter and a half.  And it was his . . . and only his.  No one financed it.  No one bought it for him.  He saved until he could […]

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