Commentary

Wed
25
Jun
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POPULATION REPORT

Population reports were publicized last week showing population estimates in our area. It’s a good indication if people want to live in a particular area. Let’s look around together. The Shreveport population estimates went to 2013-200,327 from 202,066 or 1,739 fewer residents in 2012. Caddo Parish showed 2,554,887 vs. 2,557,091 in 2012 for an increase
 
Wed
25
Jun
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Patchwork

I have been busy taking “tests” on Facebook. Really important tests….like “What Disney Princess Are You?” (Belle from
Beauty and the Beast) and “What is Your Mental Age?” (16). I even took what Disney Animal Movie Are You? (Lady and the
Tramp!) These darn quizzes show up on my Facebook page and I just have to take them. (Thanks a lot Francy Hooton for getting me hooked!!)
 
Wed
18
Jun
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JIM BROWN FINALLY GOT IT DONE

It’s a bit late but Jim Brown finally got the type of evidence used against him that sent him to jail. He fought long and hard
to explain how he was wrongly prosecuted when an agent used hand-written notes, which his attorneys were never provided, to convict him.
 
Wed
18
Jun
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I did it!! While on a recent cruise to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel, I fulfilled another item on my bucket list. (Actually I was coerced into it, but I am sure glad I completed the task!) Hubby-dear and fellow-cruisers, Allen and Vicki, convinced me
that I needed to go zip-lining. We bought our tickets, which were quickly upgraded to the EXTREME ZIP-LINING category, and I began the countdown.
 
Wed
11
Jun
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THE BAD SMELL OF POLITICS

During this last legislative session our State Senate Finance Committee committed a terrible and distasteful act that we should never forget, but politics brings this about. They ripped $4.5 million from the budget that was allocated for Louisiana developmentally disabled and allocated the money for a Verizon Indy Car Series race at the NOLA Motorsports Park in Jefferson Parish.
 
Wed
11
Jun
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Patchwork

I had a wonderful surprise several weeks ago. I was standing at the coffee pot in the church’s fellowship hall when a friend came in and said, “I have a present for you.” Initially I thought it was for Paul and Lexie, since they had just gotten married.
“I’m sure it’s for me,” I teased. And she replied, “No. It really is for you.”
 
Wed
04
Jun
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FAREWELL TO JOHN MAGINNIS

I was really saddened the other morning to read that John Maginnis had died. He has been the publisher of LaPolitics Weekly for many years. He was 66-years-old. He has been the author of three well publicized books. His type of reporting will be missed tremendously. He could walk into a meeting (Louisiana Legislature) with lots of oratory going on and somehow when he would give his report he could summarize so all could understand it

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Wed
04
Jun
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In two days (June 6) hubby-dear and I will be celebrating our 33rd anniversary!! It’s hard to believe that 33 years have passed so quickly……and then we take a glance back and realize that we’ve covered a lot of ground and made hundreds of memories. We are the parents of two sons, Davy and Paul…. both Eagle Scouts and now married to two wonderful daughters-in-law, Kt and Alexis!
 
Wed
28
May
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons.
 
I am not one for bargaining or asking for a reduction in price on items I want. That being said, I recall a time when hubby-dear and I were on the streets of New York City and I was looking for t-shirts to bring home. He went into a store and began talking to the man behind the counter. They wanted $10 for two t-shirts. Hubby-dear got a gleam in his eye and I knew he was about to embarrass me, so I stepped aside. He quickly explained that the merchants several doors down had the same t-shirts for 2 for $8. They talked and haggled and soon I had my t-shirts at a lesser price.

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Wed
28
May
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Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell.
 
I love the month of May. In May the skies seem bluer, the clouds fluffier, and the air smells sweeter. When I was a child, May was the first time for crawfishing. As soon as we got home from school and ate supper, we grabbed our poles and headed for the crawfish holes. And mayhaws ripen in May. Mother would have us go with her to find a tree in the woods and we enjoyed gathering the berries for her to make my favorite kind of jelly.

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