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2 weeks 3 days ago
Travelers along the road leading to Boyette’s Crossing near Sallis  are sure to slow to a crawl or maybe park their vehicles when they approach the residence of Excle Greenwood. There is too much to comprehend with a fleeting glance. The appearance of the grounds surrounding his home lets one know that he goes by the saying,  ...
2 weeks 4 days ago
We had an early appointment today for Jilda’s last treatment of the year. I stood by the kitchen counter tapping my foot as the coffee pot dripped, as if my impatience would make it drip faster. It did not.  The chickens were still on the roost when I slipped in to pour some scratch feed into their troughs, freshen up their water...
2 weeks 4 days ago
“Times gone by and never brought to mind Should old acquaintance be forgot and days of Auld Lang Syne.”  “Times Gone By” is somewhat of a melancholy melody, as it serves to remind us of the year and years gone by in our lives.   I suppose I get somewhat overemotional on each New Year as I experience...
3 weeks 4 days ago
Ben and Sam Hudson were disappointed with the very small Christmas tree which their grandmother Linda Sullivan proudly displayed in her home. They recently conspired to show her what they termed a “proper” Christmas tree.  With their grandmother’s permission and promise to leave the house, they went about their project...
3 weeks 4 days ago
Teachers and mothers of young children will snort with laughter when they read this. But I am an uncle who only babysits occasionally, so I guess the following was an easy trap in which to fall. It was the Friday before Christmas and the kids got out of school early. My niece asked if we would consider keeping our six-year-old great nephew...
3 weeks 4 days ago
Please, please for all that is righteous, do not bring a “weighing machine” anywhere close to me for the next few months.   I cannot even make myself say “scale.”   I don’t know about you but I have eaten any and everything that was not running or walking away from me for the past two weeks. Actually I...
4 weeks 5 days ago
Amid decorated trees, sparkling lights, candles and festivities, Nativity scenes are prominent among decorations of the Christmas season. An array of Nativity scenes depicting the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem are on display in the Welcome Center of First Baptist Church. The congregation of the church was invited several years ago...
4 weeks 5 days ago
Thirty-one years ago this week, we moved into our new home. Spending our first Christmas here changed our lives...it became more permanent. Our first ten years together, we lived in an old gray and white singlewide trailer. The wafer-thin insulation allowed the winter wind out of the north to flutter our kitchen curtains.  In August,...
4 weeks 5 days ago
“Is there really a Santa Claus?”  Thankfully I have not been asked this question but once in my entire wonderful life as a Mama.  At that time I convinced my son  if he ever wanted Santa to bring another gift, he would not only believe himself but convince his brother and sister, that there is definitely a Santa Claus...
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