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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Old remedies bring back memories
Whenever I was sick as a child my mom would boil what looked like thin sheets of wood in a pan, then pour the liquid into a heavy cup. She would add lots of milk and sugar to the pink concoction before handing it to me to sip. This was sassafras tea and never failed to make me feel better.
Garden dreams bring hope for future
It must be winter as my mailbox is filling up with plant catalogs.
Great-niece is blessed with extended family
“What is that jingling sound?” I wondered. I was half asleep and my brain was still fuzzy.
TIme was spent choosing the right gifts
Nine short years ago I became a grandmother. It seems like yesterday that I held a tiny bundle in my arms and read her the first story she ever heard while her mother listened and her Aunt Chrisie took pictures.
Christmas fall marked mom’s last visit
It is with sadness that I have resolved to never invite my mother to my house again.
Christmas is about miracles, not presents
It’s not about the presents.
Husband is grateful for early Christmas gift
My husband received an early Christmas present last week.
Foster couple made a lifelong impact
This is the time of year when I always remember Ray and Phila Smith.
Christmas preparation has begun
I can’t believe it’s December already. Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday that I was cleaning up the flower beds in preparation for winter. Wait, it was just yesterday. Today’s unseasonably warm weather should allow me to finish that task.
What are you thankful for?
“Suddenly there came a tapping, as of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.” I looked up to see a blue jay pecking at our sliding glass door. “Only this, and nothing more.” I laughed as Poe’s words came to mind. The bird looked right at me before he flew away. It was a fitting beginning to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
Key to relieving pain is long walk
I was sitting in the doctor’s office recently wishing the doctor would let go of my knee. It was my second visit for the same complaint. My knee hurt, and it hurt even more when he pressed on the sore spot.
Soup was highlight of day
Potato soup. That’s all it took to make my mother happy. I didn’t even know she liked potato soup.
Everyone's opinion counts in booth
Tomorrow I am going to the only place in the entire country where I am considered completely equal to the president of the United States.
Fear for daughter cut column short
Halloween is coming soon.
Time slipped away while caring for mother
Where did September go?
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