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Wed
09
Mar
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

I love to travel…..by air, sea or vehicle. With that being said, I want to stress the point that I do not like being the navigator on these road trips. When traveling, I like to listen to the radio or read…….or sleep, according to hubby-dear. We mapped out a rather lengthy trip to Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas, recently, and wouldn’t you know, I had to “watch the blue dot inch along on the iPhone map” as we raced down the interstate.

 

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Wed
02
Mar
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Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell

Way back in the early 1960s when driving to work I used to listen to the morning news on the car radio. There was  a lot of discussion about something called the Toledo Bend project. I knew it was a hot issue but I didn’t pay much attention to it. My husband said that he worked with a man who had property in the Hurricane Creek area. The man was opposed to the future lake as it would take in most of his land and he had a lot of neighbors that felt the same way. So when it came time to vote, John voted against it.

 

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Wed
02
Mar
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

GRANDCHILDREN ALERT: If a Grammie can’t talk about her grandchildren then what’s wrong with this world?? Soccer for boys and girls in Zachary is now underway and PaPaw and I are busy trying to find a way to head south. Riley Kate and Braeden are both playing again this year and both are off to a great start!! Riley’s first game ended with a 9-0 score and she scored three of the goals. Those long legs take her up and down the field like greased lightning.

 

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Wed
02
Mar
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

GRANDCHILDREN ALERT: If a Grammie can’t talk about her grandchildren then what’s wrong with this world?? Soccer for boys and girls in Zachary is now underway and PaPaw and I are busy trying to find a way to head south. Riley Kate and Braeden are both playing again this year and both are off to a great start!! Riley’s first game ended with a 9-0 score and she scored three of the goals. Those long legs take her up and down the field like greased lightning.

 

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Wed
24
Feb
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GULF STATION CAFÉ

by Pete Abington

The Gulf Station Café on San Antonio Avenue here in Many has recently opened. I speak of it because it brings back so many fond memories of my past since my boyhood home was right next door (where my office is now located). That old building has played many roles in my life. As I recall, it was built by Dr. A. B. Trammel to afford the opportunity to send his children to college. Originally, as I recall, it was a Sinclair Service Station. Eventually it changed to a Gulf Station and remained that way for many years.

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Wed
24
Feb
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Sometimes the hurrier I go, the behinder I get!! Remember that saying? It applied to me a few weeks back when I was making preparations to bake cookies for a night meeting. I went to the refrigerator and found three eggs!! Thank goodness I only needed two! I went about preparing the cookies for baking. So far so good.

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Wed
17
Feb
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

 

Sometimes I feel so irresponsible. I had one of “those days” several weeks ago when I went to Alexandria with hubby-dear. The plan was to go to Sam’s and then he was going to drop me off while I did some retail therapy while he was at a meeting. Everything went well until five stores after Sam’s I realized I couldn’t find my Master Card. I had only used it in Sam’s. There was a line of people behind me and when I stuck my card in the slot and was approved, I hurriedly put in in my pocket or my purse and proceeded to hubby-dear who had gone to get the car.

 

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Wed
10
Feb
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Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell

 

There has been a lot of publicity about Mardi Gras. The TV and newspapers are full of information about the upcoming events. It doesn’t entice me. It would take more than a few strings of plastic beads to make me stand out in the cold to watch the parades. I know a lot of hard work has gone into the annual event, but I will watch it from the ‘tele” instead. One man who has a business along the way of the parade route was being interviewed. When asked if he was going to remain open he said that he was going to close, as people only came in to use the restrooms without buying anything.

 

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Wed
10
Feb
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

 

Kudos to the Sabine Parish School Board and Janet Elam. Together with Supt. Sara Peace Ebarb, they are offering local teens a chance to get a taste of being onstage and learn about the theatre!! The Sabine Parish Student’s Drama Production is underway and the response has been great. Elam, who moved to Many with her husband several years ago, is the secretary to Supt. Ebarb. She and her husband, Gary, who worked at MidSouth Bank and is now employed at the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Dept., became active in the Sabine Parish Players and have brought joy and laughter to the hundreds who have attended plays in the Sabine Theatre (now the Many Community Center) and at the First United Methodist Church of Many.

 

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Wed
03
Feb
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Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell

One thing we could count on when we were little was to have company on Sunday after dinner. At least once a month, my great uncle would bring his wife and his sister to visit with us for a few hours. My grandmother’s name was Frances, and even after she died, my aunt Laura and Alice still came around to visit with my mother.

 

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