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Wed
01
Feb
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Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell

I suppose I can say that I hit “pay dirt” on Saturday. My daughter-in-law drove me down to my old home place to pick up some alterations that were ready for me. We had learned the night before that there would be a memorial service for the previous pastor of the church where I am still a member. We left early enough that we would arrive a little while before the services so that I could visit with friends and neighbors.

 

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Wed
01
Feb
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Something sparked my memory last week, that made me long for days of long ago. I recently read that Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus was ending their performances. How sad. Tears flooded my eyes. The 146-year-old circus, which traveled throughout the United States by train, was billed as “The Greatest Show on Earth”. It was then, back in the 1950s when I saw it with my cousin, Dawn, and her parents, Unkie and Aunt Pauline, and my Mom and Dad and little brother, Derek.

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Wed
25
Jan
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Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell

Somehow or another, it took me a lot longer to get rested up from all the holiday activities this year. Maybe it is my age, although I did have five days of lots of being on the go and a break in my normal routine. I thought I may have an iron deficiency or one of those ailments and considered consulting Dr. Corley about it. The day that my son left for Austin and we had spent he morning of his last visit solving yet another New York Times crossword puzzle, I decided to skip lunch, called to tell them I would not be there, and leaned back all the way in my recliner, turned off the lamp and dropped off to sleep.

 

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Wed
25
Jan
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

As I watch the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump this morning (January 20, 2017), my mind drifts back to a day on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, when President-Elect Dwight D. Eisenhower came to visit. I was two-years-old and I knew that something big was about to happen!! We lived on the Marine Corps base, where Daddy was stationed. I had been told we were going to a parade. I went with Mom and Dad to the parade and saw long, black limos go by. I’m sure I wondered what was so special. Well, I would find out in a little while.

 

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Wed
18
Jan
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Much to hubby-dear’s delight, the “exercise room” is set up and ready to go. I was not!! Finally, he got the television set up so I can watch “NCIS” with Leroy Jethro Gibbs aka Mark Harmon while I work out. Now let me start out by saying, I am not a fan of exercise. My feet and legs hurt when I walk too much and I can always find an excuse to sit and read instead of walk, do jumping jacks or sit-ups. Hubby-dear changed all of that with a new smart TV and our incumbent bike and a special chair for my armchair aerobics.

 

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Wed
18
Jan
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CONFIRMATION HEARINGS

By Pete Abington

Wed
04
Jan
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Patchwork

By donna smith ammons

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017!! While many are busy making New Year’s resolutions, I am busy trying to get my house back in orders! We had two big Christmas celebrations here and I am exhausted. Actually, I’d love just to go back to bed for about a week!! But, that’s not gonna happen!! I have given up making resolutions. Why bother, when I am breaking them as soon as I write them down. There have been years when I made silly promises to myself….like not going to the movies in my pajamas….or giving up snow skiing in July…or starting ….well never mind. You get the idea.

 

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Wed
04
Jan
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CONVICTION

By Pete Abington

Conviction goes a long way in obtaining accomplishments. As I sat in church this past Sunday this thought came to my mind about Paul and other great Christian leaders who had visions and convictions. They would blaze down the road to tell of Christ, not in a big fanfare, but just their conviction. As a young high school boy in Many I used to deliver groceries for the Jitney-Jungle Store, which was managed by Doug Curtis. There were no parking lots so we would travel all over town to deliver wherever someone had parked. Every once in a while I would notice a speaker on the corner talking his heart out – particularly making sermons. Some of the speakers were young men who had only been out of high school for a couple of years. They had no microphone or loud speaker. All they had was their voices speaking loud and their Bible explaining their point and they were preaching their heart out.

 

Wed
28
Dec
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Patchwork

By donna smith ammons

Davy, Kt and the three grandchildren arrived last Friday for our family Christmas. They came in late that afternoon, loaded down with gifts, suitcases and lots of energy! Right off the bat, Braeden headed to the Christmas tree and started looking around. I’d decided to place a few unwrapped gifts between the presents as “teasers.” He immediately spotted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and said, “That one’s for me!” “No, that’s mine!” his father declared. “I liked TMNT before you were even born!”

 

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Wed
28
Dec
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Remembering When. . .

By Lola Russell

Frank Stewart, who writes a column for bridge players, wrote something about Christmas that I thought was worth quoting. “Yuletide is upon us again. ‘Tis the season for family, church, and hope for peace on earth, some assembly required and batteries not included. It is also the season that we are busy writing and receiving cards. Among ones we receive there will probably be at least one or two of those letters that are copies sent to one and all with a history of what is happening in their lives. I have been guilty of doing the same thing. There are 26 members in my Sunday school class on the lake, and this year I do not have the time to write each one of them separately, so this morning I sat down and penned a greeting and sent it to the class. Someone will read it aloud. It is the best I could do. I am using my little desk address book to assure that I won’t forget someone, and so far I have only gotten through the g’s. I have a long way to go.

 

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