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Wed
20
Jun
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Father’s Day was just celebrated. The special day reminded me of how fortunate I was to have two fathers.

Unfortunately, they are both gone, but I hope they know how very special they were to me.

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Wed
13
Jun
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Daddy was a navigator in World War II, but he certainly didn’t raise me to read a map. Just ask Hubby-dear, he’ll tell you.

We just arrived home from a 26-day vacation in our Class C camper. I have never been so happy to see 305 Cobb Drive in my life!!

 

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Wed
06
Jun
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

In the past six weeks, I have dipped my toes in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Atlantic Ocean. Several years ago, I dipped them in the Pacific Ocean. I love the ocean and yet, it scares me.

I am not a strong swimmer and I have a great respect for large and small bodies of water. I’m fine in a swimming pool or wherever I can see and touch the bottom.

 

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Wed
30
May
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Recently, Gibbs (the cat) and I had an unusual morning.

For weeks, I had been putting up with the chirping of a small tree frog. I knew where the noise was coming from, but darned if I could locate the frog.

Hubby-dear had moved a beautiful Peace Plant that we had been nursing for quite a while. It was special to me and I wanted to enjoy it in my home. One morning it had nine beautiful blooms on it. It was glorious.

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Wed
23
May
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Hubby-dear “let” me drive the riding mower last week (be-fore the rainstorm). He’s been retired for a full week now and I think he is enjoying all of this togetherness. When we were both working, we would meet each other coming and going….now he’s here all the time and so am I. Some friends have ad-vised that is going to be an adjustment. Oh really?

Weekend work prior to retirement saw us working together on major renovations. He painted and I swept up sawdust. He painted some more and I scraped windows. Well, last week he decided that I could paint the “kill coat” on all of the kitchen drawers. He fixed them on saw horses in the house and I paint-ed away. Looking back, I think I got just as much paint on me than on the drawers.

Wed
16
May
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SHOW DOWN

By Pete Abington

 

Who will blink first? Will it be the legislators or the governor? Governor John Bel Edwards saw fit to notify some 37,000 elderly and disabled people that the state’s budget uncertainty would force an eviction notice from the nursing homes and other related care. The House and Senate Republican delegation is labeling this as scare tactics and premature. Critics of the governor’s plan allege that we do have the money to balance our budget if the governor just would issue those wasteful cuts.

Wed
16
May
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Patchwork

By donna smith ammons

Braeden, my seven-year-old grandson liked to wear his hair long. However, with hot weather approaching, he decided that a haircut was in order. He know looks like a little man. Cutest think I’ve ever seen. (Believe it or not, I really didn’t care for his long hair!) Little three-year-old sister,

 

Wed
09
May
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Sometimes, you’re just lucky enough to get a really good waiter or waitress when you are eating out. We’ve been fortunate to find Tammy at Longhorn and just recently discovered another server at Red Lobster the night before Hubby-dear’s surgery.

That night I felt like lobster—one of my favorite meals. The server, a humorous fella, tried to talk me into a huge Lobster-fest special. It didn’t take much talking.

When he served my favorite Raspberry Margarita, he quipped that he threw some lobster in it! He was personable and checked on us regularly.

 

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Wed
09
May
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Are Americans Crazy?

By Dr. Glenn Mollette

Has America simply gone crazy? We never want to think that we are a bit crazy or that people we love are experiencing craziness but it is reality. America has an overwhelming problem with craziness or I should say mental health issues.

Wed
02
May
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Patchwork

By donna smith ammons

 

have been blessed with many caring friends and for that I am thankful. In the first four months of 2018, friends have surrounded me when I needed them. They have been by my sad during the saddest and scariest times of my life. In fact, 2018 has been a rollercoaster ride for my emotions.

The final week of Mother’s life was a very emotional time for me; but it was friends who stood with me and cried, who offered encouragement and who let me know that they sympathized with me as I bid goodbye to my beloved Mom. From a talk in the lobby of SRRC, a kind word in the hallway and a verse that helped another get through her own mother’s death…..to short visits to say goodbye to my Mother, a sweet post on Facebook from a new friend and phone calls.

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