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Wed
14
Aug
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I love movies. Obviously, because I have collected lots and lots of DVDs, so I can grab most of my favorite flicks and sit back and enjoy!

Last week I decided to go through a big trunk of my “chick flicks” as Hubby-dear calls them. These are movies I have separated…so he won’t mistakenly watch one!!

First one out of the box was the second season of “The Crown”, which was a Christmas present last December. I still haven’t been able to watch it because hubby-dear thinks it’s boring.

It is on the top of my stack. With hubby retiring a number of months ago, it is hard for me to watch my chick flicks.

 

 

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Wed
07
Aug
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Just some random thoughts this week. --Children and grandchildren should not live more than a hour ride from their parents/grandparents home! --Your husband should not be a better cook than the woman of the house! Just saying…… --Telephones should not ring after 9 p.m. unless it is an emergency. --Gas tanks should have a voice-activated message that alerts you to a low gas level. (This isn’t for ladies!) --One should not order online more than twice a month! I say this because several weeks ago, we had the UPS, Fed-Ex man and our mailwoman delivering packages. Thankfully only one was mine! --No online shopping after midnight. When I can’t sleep, I shop and that has brought on stress on my part. 

 

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Wed
31
Jul

Random Ramblings: DNA matters

By Daniel Jones, editor

It was the holiday season of 2017, and I glanced on Amazon to see that the AncestryDNA kit was on sale for sixty bucks, so I pulled the trigger and took the test. 

Several years before I began researching family history, which went back to the 1100s on my mom’s side, but not very far on my father’s side.  All I knew was that my grandfather was named George Jones and born in 1896.  My grandmother was Esther Ainsworth, born 1897.  Both were born in Mississippi in Jones County.  Of my ten aunts and uncles on that side, I met only two or three, and even then, I was a child or teenager at the time. 

It took around a month for the results to come back, and I wasn’t really surprised by the results.  They came back as 62 percent England and Wales, 32 percent Ireland and Scotland, four percent Sweden, and two percent Germanic Europe.  I also received a profile of my family’s migration across the United States.

Wed
31
Jul
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

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TRICKY POLITICS

How many times have we heard our presidents and our political leaders state that we are a country of laws. We’re told we are to follow these laws. I could not believe my ears when I heard our House Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi state, on television, how to not comply with the law. ICE was arresting convicted illegal immigrants who were already tried in our courts and the order was to pick them up and send them back. Speaker Pelosi was speaking how she was unhappy that this was being done and she told them ways to prevent them being arrested, such as: don’t answer the door or hide if you see men like this coming up your sidewalk. Where are we going when our leaders want to “coach” illegal immigrants. How many times have we heard it stated by our political leaders that we are a nation of laws. It seems it only works when it supports their political interests. They want them to stay and eventually be their supporters.

Wed
31
Jul
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Patchwork

The Back-to-School Rally, which will be held for all Sabine Parish students in Pre-K through 12th grade, is near and dear to my heart.

I always looked forward to purchasing school supplies when I was a child. Mom would take me to the store and let me pick out my notebooks, paper, pencils, crayons, ruler and other necessities I needed for the upcoming school year. When I became a Mom, I couldn’t wait to take my boys school shopping. (I’m sure I enjoyed it more than they did!!)

I have funneled my energy and enjoyment into school supply shopping by joining the Back-to-School Rally committee more than a decade ago.

 

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Wed
24
Jul
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

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WARNING

We better watch out. We took our eye off of the housing market and it resulted in 2018 with a deep recession for the U.S. The Obama Administration relaxed the qualifications of home buyers and we are liable to have to eat a lot of those loans and do this nation irreparable harm again.

Wed
24
Jul
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I am so thrilled over the success of “1000 Books Before Kindergarten”, our reading programs for small children at the Sabine Parish Library. Robbin Jordon, our children’s librarian has done a wonderful job coordinating the program and encouraging small children throughout the parish to read, read, read!! The program began in late 2017 and after Mother’s death in January 2018, I directed any memorial donations to the program. No two people read more than my parents! Daddy always had a book sitting by his chair and Mom was a big reader, too.

 

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Wed
10
Jul
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Letters to the Editor

Mayor offers thanks

Just read the Sabine Index, and wanted to tell you, thank you for the fair, factual and balanced story on front page. I have to find a solution that protects our People and at the same time stop this embarrassment to our home town. Thanks again.

 

 

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Wed
10
Jul
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As a child, we never took family vacations. Daddy was in the United States Marine Corps and out vacations were loading up the station wagon and driving to our next base of assignment.

Mom and Daddy made traveling fun. We played Auto Bingo, read the roadway signs and marked off the states we’d pass through.

Little brother and I were sharing the back seat. He would pretend to be asleep and stretch out on to my side. It drove me nuts, so I’d complain and my parents would tell me to be glad he was asleep and not “looking” at me. He’d get a sneaky little grin on his face and take up more room.

Daddy was always making me stop reading as we traveled. He wanted me to look at the scenery.

 

 

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Wed
19
Jun
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Our most recent camping trip brought back lots of memories!

When we first got our Class C camper, we spent many hours on the road with friends Allen and Vicki. The four of us would load up and hit the road. I especially liked it because we were traveling, and Allen took my place in the front seat and became the navigator! (Not my favorite job!)

Our first long trip was to Memphis to visit Rusty, Dianna & Spencer and Robert, Monte and Max and their families. We spent time on Beale Street eating ribs, listening to music and having fun. After a day or two, we headed out to Kentucky to visit The Creation and a day or two later, The Ark. We even drove into Ohio, just to check that off our list of states visited. We continued on to Arkansas and finally after 8-9 days headed home.

There have been other trips together…..South Toledo Bend, Indian Creek and more….but now we travel together in different vehicles. Allen bit the bullet and got a fifth wheel!

 

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