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Wed
25
Apr
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by donna smith ammons

With my 50-year mark of graduation from high school, I am getting a little reminiscent of those days of carefree living, going to school, sharing ballgames, pep rallies and movies with friends and looking forward to the future.

I listened to the radio a lot back then and was in to music. I still loved the Beatles and I could sing every song by heart. Still can…but ask me about Algebra and I draw a big blank!!

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Wed
18
Apr
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

“We’re the Class that’s really great! We’re the Class of ’68!!!!”

I wonder how many times we chanted that at pep rallies, ballgames and other gatherings at Picayune Memorial High School in Picayune, Mississippi.

This year, 2018 is our 50th class reunion. It seems impossible that we have been out of high school for a half of century.

 

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Wed
11
Apr
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Spring has arrived. I don’t think any of us were sad to see winter retire for another year!!

However, with Spring came pollen, (Achoo!) allergies and the “sniffles” for those of us who suffer from the yellow powder that covers the ground, our vehicles and floats through the air.

 

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Wed
04
Apr
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Last summer, hubby-dear and granddaughter, Riley Kate, decided to become beekeepers. They talked over what they would need. On her own, Riley read about bees and was quite knowledgeable when she and PaPaw went into the pasture to set up the hives.

However, before this could be done, there needed to be materials ordered. Boxes of beehives came and they patiently put them together. Then, of course, they needed books to study about their project.

 

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Wed
28
Mar
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Sometimes I get myself in awful messes. Take last Sunday night for example.

I decided it was time to put my Christmas dishes away and bring out my gardening plates, bowls and salad plates. I store them in the tippy top shelf of my pantry in the kitchen.

 

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Wed
21
Mar
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Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell

I am back. A year ago, on St. Patrick’s Day I did not have the luck of the Irish, although I was wearing a green shirt. I was at the Bellaire Fitness Center in Bossier, getting ready to compete in the Senior Olympics Bean Bag Baseball Tournament. We were lining up to have a group picture taken before starting to play.

As I stood up and tried to get in line, I stumbled and fell. One second I was very happy and ready to have a good time and the next second I was on the floor with a broken femur. It happened so fast that I do not know just what happened, but I would much rather have broken the camera as I’ve been cautioned not to do. You can always replace a camera.

 

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Wed
21
Mar
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

I have been stricken with a new malady. It’s called “old age” and it is horrible.

Years ago there was a song,” She Can’t Find Her Keys”. I can identify with that little tune so well after celebrating a recent birthday. Why am I older but still feel young? (In my heart I am only 18 or 19) One of those mysteries of the aging process, I guess.

 

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Wed
14
Mar
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Mother was an excellent cook, even on a tight budget when we were traveling around the states while Daddy was in the military.

She had handed-down recipes from her mother and shared recipes with other Marine wives and friends from California to Hawaii, to North Carolina, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Mississippi and Louisiana. She also had a recipe book with clipped recipes she found in magazines that she wanted to try.

Brother and I have fond memories of some of her best recipes--- the family spaghetti sauce, which only family gets; her famous chocolate cake, pasties, goulash and New Orleans pork chops. Every once in a while I’ll make Dried Beef Gravy over toast or mashed potatoes, which Daddy called SOS and Mother called “Cowboy Meat” so brother would eat it!!

Wed
07
Mar
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Patchwork

By donna smith ammons

I am hungry for a good book. Most of my friends are aware that I am an avid reader, but over the past year, I haven’t been reading as much due to other obligations.

I am the one who carries a book in my purse and always has one in the car, whether I am going to the grocery store to visit a friend or to drive to Shreveport. If I can squeeze a few minutes into my schedule, I will grab my book and read. I’ve been known to happily sit in the car as a train passes through town…reading of course!

 

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Wed
28
Feb
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By donna smith ammons

I was completely overwhelmed by the Gifted and Talented students Sabine Parish is nurturing through the school system. Over 80 students in the program participated.

Their works were displayed in a showing of their projects in the Inventions and Innovations Expo hosted at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center last Friday, February 16.

Students were on hand to explain their inventions and answer questions during the early morning hours. Later in the morning, the talented students entertained with a marvelous display of their God-given talents. Some sang and played musical instruments; others were featured in

rock bands or solo performances.

I’ve never enjoyed a program so much.

 

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