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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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Never Looking Back

Posted on September 28th, 2017
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It was late last Monday when I finally decided the day had been enough and I was heading for home.  I made my way across town—which takes all of five minutes—turned on my street and then into my driveway.  And there, half way between the street and the house (total driveway length = 2/10 of […]

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It’s Always The Little Things

Posted on September 20th, 2017
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It had been a while since I’d seen him, unless you count the night he was pushing his buggy across the parking lot at Wal-Mart, and that was only from a distance.  I remembered thinking about how his wife once made those trips, but her illness and then her death had forced him to shop […]

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