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January 3, 2014 Christmas Day is over for another year and as much as I enjoyed it, I’m thankful to get back on my regular schedule. more »»

Open the door to the New Year

January 2, 2014 Dear readers, As I take a short break from the stresses of the holiday season, I’m sharing a Golden Oldie, updated from way back in December 1990. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman

January 2, 2014 Happy Birthday Greetings January 7: Kenneth Damcott Jr. , Tim Fisher, Halley Hubbell, Patrice Kelly, Paige Phelps, Mary Lou Spake January 8: Tom Fisher, Emily . more »»

Predictions from my cloudy crystal ball

December 26, 2013 As I look into the murky mists of my crystal ball, I’m ready to make a few fearless forecasts about 2014. more »»

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December 26, 2013 A new year is a magic chest Untold wealth is in it: A golden chain of precious hours Every link a minute. Tears and laughter, sadness, song Jeweled gems that lend Richness to the legacy... more »»

Changes of address

December 20, 2013 In February 1956, George and I moved into a little honeymoon apartment. It was located above a garage on a quiet, tree-lined street in Ft. Worth, Texa. more »»

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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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