Monthly Archives: November 2016

If It Doesn’t Open…It’s Not Your Door!

Dear Reader: When one gets to the glorious age that I am now…hindsight becomes a constant companion and comforter. Suddenly things that never made sense, while living them in the present, things that caused some of the biggest disappointments in … Continue reading

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Music and Memories…

Dear Reader: Yesterday’s blog brought back many memories for some of our readers who responded by telling me their connection to the song “I Love You a Bushel and a Peck and a Hug Around the Neck.” …And in both … Continue reading

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“I Love you a Bushel and a Peck and a Hug around the neck”

Dear Reader: How many of you remember hearing this expression (growing up) from your mother, aunt, or grandmother? I do remember always wondering what a bushel and a peck were exactly…but it never distracted me from the hug around the … Continue reading

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“I Can Be Changed by What Happens to me, but I Refuse to be Reduced by it!”

Dear Reader: The title photo shows a wooden plank from Jackson’s family home (later her home) that Matthew, her son, gave her with a sketch of their house and the quote from Maya Angelou that I used in the title … Continue reading

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A Separate Soul Connected in a Sea of Life

Dear Reader: “When time comes for us to again rejoin the infinite stream of water flowing to and from the great timeless ocean, our little droplet of soulful water will once again flow with the endless stream.” –William E. Marks … Continue reading

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Au Revoir or A Bientot

Dear Reader: A little thought fluttered by me yesterday morning after reading some of your comments on the amazing man who gives up his only day from work, each week, to honor veterans by cleaning their tombstones and statues. He … Continue reading

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Being Thankful for Those Who Care Beyond the Grave

Dear Reader: After mother died in 2000 Ben and I were saddened to see how time had erased some of daddy’s military cross information and David’s marble slab at Forest Lawn Cemetery. It had sunk very low half under the … Continue reading

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Bountiful Blessings

Dear Reader: The title picture was taken at the church where Ben gave his Veterans Day Presentation Friday at noon. The church put on a light lunch/brunch for the attendees (which was very nice) while Ben gave his message. Each … Continue reading

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A Family Event Revealed: A Special Day

Dear Reader: So much happiness! Tommy and Kaitlyn have decided that May 6, 2017 will be their wedding day. It will be a small family wedding on the beach and I couldn’t be happier! Even though we lost our little … Continue reading

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Daily Miracles at War

Dear Reader: It is Veterans Day and while you are reading this I am in Conway for my brother Ben’s presentation on his soon-to-be published book Grace Under Fire. Those gathered today will be family, friends, congregational members and veterans. … Continue reading

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