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December 20, 2013 Just six more days until Christmas and oh so much to do! Probably many of you are feeling like that just now for there’s always so many things one wants to get done before the big day arrives. more »»

The short flight that changed history

December 12, 2013 In the early 1900s, the Wright brothers of Dayton, Ohio, owned a small bicycle repair shop. In addition to their modest business, the two were dreamers and doers. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman

December 12, 2013 Winter returned in full in full force on Dec. 7 with a 20-degree day and snow flurries. A few days previously we had several days in the upper 50’s. more »»

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 »»

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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 »»

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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 »»

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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 »»

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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 »»

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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 »»

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

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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 »»



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