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The natural law of twists and tangles

December 5, 2013 The front of my desk, where my computer lives, is also home to such vital items as the copier and printer, my small personal fan and my trusty pencil sharpener. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman

December 5, 2013 Once again we have a winter wonderland just outside my door. Every tree and shrub is dressed in elegant white lace and the yards and meadows are covered with a smooth, ermine carpet. more »»

Just Outside My Door

November 28, 2013 It’s good to bring you greetings again on this day before Thanksgiving. No doubt many of you are getting prepared for the holiday tomorrow. more »»

Let laughter cancel out the gloom

November 28, 2013 These days, it seems like every media outlet, whether it be radio, television or the newspaper, is bringing a constant barrage of bad news into our lives. more »»

Just Outside My Door

November 21, 2013 I sit to write on Nov. 13 and the thermometer says it’s 31 degrees. The sun is shining, all signs of snow are gone and the leaves in our yard have departed until spring. more »»

Memories of ‘putting food by’

November 21, 2013 Last week, as I walked through the hardware store, I stopped short in front of a display. more »»

The birthdays just keep a’comin’

November 14, 2013 November! How did it come around so quickly? Once again, it’s the month for us Scorpios. more »»

Just Outside My Door

November 14, 2013 We had a frost last week so there’s no more night sounds outside my door unless the wind blows or it rains hard. We had some of that recently and even got our first snow. more »»

Just Outside My Door

November 7, 2013 I had forgotten how November came Across the hills in quiet shadows of gray; My heart was full of bright October’s flame, Of bittersweet and sumac, then today I lifted solemn eyes and found the worl... more »»

The news we’ve been missing

November 7, 2013 Although Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer have been reporting on the ongoing problems with Obamacare and the flap over the U.S. spying on its allies, we’ve all been missing the BIG news of the da. more »»

A neighborhood of Halloween traditions

October 31, 2013 In those long-ago days of my Texas childhood, my home base was Carleton Street. Unlike many neighborhoods, our little corner of Ft. Worth, Texas, was settled with families that stayed in one place. more »»

Just Outside My Door

October 24, 2013 I bring greetings to you all on a chilly 45 degree windy, partially sunny and rainy day. We haven’t had a hard frost so our flowers are still blooming. Since we often get one before Oc. more »»

Clothing favorite turns 140

October 24, 2013 Here’s a groaner for you. more »»

Make the most of your donations

October 17, 2013 It’s “please give” time again. Every year, as the holidays approach, charities from near and far swamp us with requests for financial support. We Americans are a generous people. more »»

Just Outside My Door

October 17, 2013 Our beautiful warm, sunny weather continues as of the 12th and it appears it will continue even longe. more »»

Just Outside My Door

October 10, 2013 “There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on feelings, as now in October. more »»

Family to the rescue

October 10, 2013 Last week, the computer gremlins moved into our lives and brought chaos. Tim’s computer was the first to fall victim. Then my usually-trusty Dell slowed to a craw. more »»

Just Outside My Door

October 3, 2013 Now, upon the open canvas of the countryside, God has painted beautiful scenes of harvest time. Underneath the bright blue sky the pictures change day by da. more »»

Baby Boomers trying to slow time

October 3, 2013 Across the country, legions of plastic surgeons, skin cream manufacturers, dietary supplement makers and others involved in the anti-aging field are chanting, “The Boomers are coming! The Boomers ar... more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman

September 26, 2013 By Elaine Cole Our prayers and sympathy go out to the family of Damon Janes, friends, football players on the Brocton-Westfield team and all other football players in Chautauqua County and other... more »»



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