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So Much To Lose

Posted on December 4th, 2019
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I had the misfortune of needing to make a trip to Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving morning to pick up some items I thought I needed.  I say “misfortune” because . . . Wal-Mart.  And Thanksgiving.  I say “thought I needed” because it turned out I actually had no need for them whatsoever, which was just a […]

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Those Who Came Before

Posted on November 27th, 2019
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There was a gentle breeze which was nice, given that the day was warmer than usual for a November afternoon.  I had traveled as part of the small procession, across town, through the hills and hollers, and onto a small country road, lined with trees so close I believe I could have touched them had […]

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But I (Don’t) Want To

Posted on November 20th, 2019
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Say kids, what time is it?  For those of you old enough to remember, I’ll tell you right now, “it’s Howdy Doody time” is not the correct answer. IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!!! Are you surprised? Truth be known, probably not.  If you get catalogs by mail, then you’ve been overrun with the things for at […]

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Is It Really Enough?

Posted on November 13th, 2019
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In case you missed it—and I don’t see how you could—this past Monday was Veterans Day.  It’s one of the few holidays we’ve left alone, not moving it around so we can have another long weekend, although this year it cooperated with the premise by falling on a Monday. As is the custom, the majority […]

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Voices From The Past

Posted on November 6th, 2019
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There are folks in this world who adamantly refuse to relinquish their hold on anything, be it newspapers . . . plastic bags . . . the clothes they had in high school that they’ll never be able to button again . . . for a variety of reasons, these items must remain with them […]

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Without Warning

Posted on October 30th, 2019
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It was a beautiful Saturday morning.  The sky was slightly overcast with a gentle breeze and temperatures that were just right for sitting in the porch swing with a hot cup of tea and a fuzzy sweater.  But within hours the world had changed drastically.  Gusting winds in the range of 75 miles per hour […]

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Bring His Clothes

Posted on October 23rd, 2019
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There was a time when judges in our area would send youthful offenders our way for an alleged lesson in their own mortality.  If you were caught driving under the influence . . . or recklessly . . . or both, chances were they would require you to visit a funeral home and plan your […]

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Faster Isn’t Always Better

Posted on October 15th, 2019
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We are currently taking our first ever almost all of the family vacation.  I say almost all because my son-in-law had to work so he had the misfortune of staying home in the peace and quiet . . . and serving as the gatekeeper and provider of food and water for our cats.  Oh, and […]

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Let Your Heart Speak

Posted on October 9th, 2019
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In case you haven’t noticed, I like words.  I know they say pictures are better at conveying an event or action (as in “A picture’s worth a thousand words”), but since I don’t particularly care for how I look in pictures (which means my memorial video is gonna be real short), I’ll stick with the […]

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For Sale

Posted on October 2nd, 2019
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For several years after my mother’s death her Cadillac sat on the carport at the funeral home, occupying space and not doing much of anyone any good.  But it was her car, silvery beige—I think the official name was “Light Cashmere”.  It was the kind of color that was so neutral you forgot what it […]

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