Commentary

Wed
13
Jan

Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

 

This year is the year of organization. It’s past time to clean out closets, organize my books and toss out things I don’t need. Making the decision on what to keep and what to throw away will be a major ordeal for me because I am a real packrat!! I hate to throw things away because I’ve convinced myself that someday I might need them.

 

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Wed
06
Jan

Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

 

Every Christmas I start early wrapping presents. Early for me is about two weeks out. This year, I kept to my schedule, but discovered that I should have started much earlier. I got all of my wrapping paper out, bought extra tape and a few bags of pre-made bows. One of the upstairs rooms became my wrapping room.

 

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Wed
30
Dec

Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

 

This has been an unusual, different holiday in our home. The sons, their wives and three wonderful and active grandchildren came a week early to celebrate with us. Thankfully, we had a great time…eating in Natchitoches and seeing the Christmas lights with Paul and Lexie; celebrating Christmas with presents, a scrumptious ham dinner and then seeing the glory of Hodges Gardens’ lights and displays and Christmas on Main with Davy, Kt, Riley Kate, Braeden and Darby. When Braeden spotted Santa, he stopped and just looked at him. He turned and looked at his parents and then took off running right into Santa’s arms!! My heart was suddenly full of love and tears glistened in my eyes.

 

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Tue
22
Dec

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Merry Christmas! The 2015 Many Christmas Parade is just a memory. “Tis the Season in Sabineland brought joy and visitors to our parish. (Thanks to Chairman Gay Corley and Luminary Event Chairman Laurie Gentry and their committees).

 

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Wed
16
Dec

Random Ramblings

by Daniel Jones

As some know, I love ridiculous news stories. Well, one of the most ridiculous of the week not involving flags is the case of Woodland, North Carolina, where the town council rejected a proposal to rezone a section of land to manufacturing from residential/agricultural. The reasoning by the townspeople is what becomes funny. Resident Mary Hobbs told them that her property is now worth less, which is a reasonable concern.

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Wed
16
Dec

Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

In past years my cats have never really bothered the Christmas tree. This year is an entirely new ballgame! It seems like my other cats have actually enjoyed the Christmas tree. Bubbie liked to lay beneath the green branches and take naps. Tipsy was a little bit more adventurous. He’d crawl under the tree, lay on the packages and every once in a while bat the bulbs with his paw. Gibbs, who is now a seven-month-old kitten with a fetish for biting, is another story.

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Wed
09
Dec

Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell

It’s that time of the year that we are being asked by our family members what we would like for Christmas. Truthfully, I do not want anything. For several years, I have been trying to downsize “stuff” and only keep things with a sentimental value.

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Wed
09
Dec

Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

I had to decorate my house, put the tree up and plan a menu for the Many Book Club’s Christmas Party at my home on Dec. 1. Needless to say, I was still tired from the boys and their families and preparing the Thanksgiving dinner. Two days prior to the party, I began cleaning house, decorating the mantle, hutch cabinet and stairway bannister before decorating the tree.

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Wed
02
Dec

Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell

It is a miracle that my siblings and I were never once bitten by a snake. We usually went barefoot all over the fields and pastures that we called our territory. There were many places for snakes to hide. When we did run across a snake it was time for us to head back home. Because once you have seen one, every little rustle in the grass might be a snake.

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Wed
02
Dec

Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

The holidays have arrived and I have become irresponsible. My holiday shopping is not complete; all of our family Christmases have not been calendared; and I lost my cell phone just days before Thanksgiving.

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