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Wed
05
Aug
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Patchwork

By donna smith ammons

In Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church of Many, we open each Sunday morning session talking about “God moments.” Sometimes, it’s hard to recall a God moment from the busy week. Other times, we are all prepared to share. For the past several weeks I have been too busy to stop and enjoy a God moment. But this week, I have one! Hubby-dear and I took a day off and went to Shreveport to pick up a few supplies at Home Depot. Since I rode along, I got to stop at several stores and enjoy a little shopping! My favorite hobby!!

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Wed
29
Jul
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Remembering When. . .

by Lola RussellYesterday on Sunday morning, July 16, I attended the 125th homecoming celebration of Aimwell Baptist Church on Toledo Bend lake. I united with that membership in the early 1970s as we were there every weekend and I knew the importance of bringing up my little boy in church. In order to get there in plenty of time to be able to meet and reet former members as they came in the front door, I set my alarm to go off at 4:30 a.m. I was ready and pacing the floor when the children picked me up two hours later. I was so anxious to see friends that I hadn’t seen in a long time. I didn’t plan to stay for the meal so I had to do all the visiting I could before the services began. There was a whole lot of hugging going on. 

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Wed
29
Jul
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons The power of a squirt gun still amazes me. As a child, a small plastic squirt gun provided hours of entertainment. We’d have squirt gun fights…running and hiding and then attacking each  ther with streams of water. Sometimes. We’d be laughing so hard, we couldhardly talk.  Years went by and when my sons were young, we’d arm ourselves with squirt guns and have battles in the yard. I’ve even played with squirt guns with my grandchildren. It’s an easy way to pass an afternoon…especially when it is hot. Recently, I became the mother to a tiny kitten, Gibbs. He’s a cute little tabby, but he was raised in the wild and has become an attack cat. My arms look like I’ve been in a fight with a tiger. He leaps at me with  claws bared on all four paws and his tiny mouth wide open…with his teeth  glistening

Wed
22
Jul
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons
 
Arriving in New Orleans late one recent afternoon, I spotted big trucks with a crew of men loading cameras, wires, etc.---just what was needed to be filming. After check-in and meeting a group in the lobby for dinner, I got a better view of the equipment as we walked down the block to NOLA for dinner. Nosy me asked the hostess in the restaurant what was being filmed. She politely, gave me the information. “NCIS-New Orleans is filming,” she replied.
 
Wed
15
Jul
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Patchwork

Breakfast has become an early morning habit for hubby-dear and me, now that we are retired!Each morning, he fixes a light breakfast and we go out onto the deck to eat. We sit and talk, listen to music and sometimes check out emails.Needless to say it is a refreshing and great way to start our day. There are only a few more touch-ups and things to do on the first phase of the renovations. This has given us each a little time to breathe and admire the work that has been done.

 

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Wed
15
Jul
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RoweRandom Ramblings

I love stories of governmental ineptitude, or as we’ve been calling them these days, stories about the government.Recently, Maine Governor Paul LePage and the clerk in the state’s House of Representatives are disagreeing over the fate of 19 bills that the governor did not veto in time to prevent them from becoming law. One of the bills grants social benefits to some immigrants, which the governor campaigned against in 2014.

 

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Wed
08
Jul
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons
 
At VBS several weeks ago, we had a barnyard for the children, as they learned Bible stories and participated in life in Nazareth. Goats, chickens, roosters, dogs, a duck, a bunny rabbit and four little tiny kittens were featured. The children loved visiting them on a nightly basis.

 

Wed
01
Jul
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Looking BackSpeaking

The Many Town Council over-ruled the Mayor’s veto in the Mar-shal’s pay issue. R.N. Savell of Mt. Zion grew a banana tree at his home. He re-ported that 30 bananas were rip-ening on the tree. The Sabine Parish Health Unit requested cooperation from the Many citizens in the Mosquito Control Program.

 

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Wed
01
Jul
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Patchwork

Parents are always interested in their children’s wants and needs as they mature. As a Mom, I usually asked my sons, Davy and Paul, what they wanted to be when they grew up. Davy through it would be neat to ride on the back of the garbage truck. Fortunately he graduated from college and has a good job with Albemarle in downtown Baton Rouge in the Human Resources Dept. In other words, he didn’t achieve his dream, but is doing great!!

 

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Tue
23
Jun
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THE DONALD

Well, it looks like Donald Trump is actually going to run for president this time and not just talk about it. This situation reminds me a lot of Ross Perot a couple of years ago who ran. He also had a lot of money but would speak out and say things that a lot of Americans wanted to hear.

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