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Weddings Are In Full Bloom In June

“June is bustin’ out all over The saplin’s are bustin’ out with sap Love, he’s found my brother, Junior And my sisters even loonier! And my Ma is gettin’ kittenish with Pap! June is bustin’ out all over. What a … Continue reading

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Tracking Daily Stressors

Like many Internet users, I regularly receive all kinds of information regarding health, beauty and style along with hundreds of other topics I delete. But this particular day, the subject matter caught my eye. Dr. Don Colbert, a renowned physician … Continue reading

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Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow!

Beautiful, pure white, sparkling snow – that’s what makes the bitter, cold days of winter most tolerable – in my opinion. I’m quite aware that there are many who do not agree with me. You would prefer the bitter cold … Continue reading

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Short In Stature – Long On Character

“Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.” Cyrus A. Bartol Edgar “Shorty” Lorain Grapes has scratched a lot of human stones in his 93 years on earth. Wherever he scratched, he left treasures of wisdom if others were … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Hugs for Moms and Grand-Moms Abraham Lincoln said, “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” If that statement resonates with you, what have you done lately to make sure your mother knows you … Continue reading

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Heroism: Struggle Transformed

Mr. Webster (the dictionary) and I are at odds. It seems that his definition of a hero is “A figure in mythology and legend renowned for great strength, courage, and daring; a man celebrated for special achievements and attributes.” First, … Continue reading

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Alcoholism – A Cruel Companion

Loving an alcoholic is one of the hardest things to live through. It’s a mixed bag of emotions for the alcoholic, I’m sure. While he or she is drinking, they generally feel pretty good. It isn’t until after they sober … Continue reading

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A New Year – A Fresh Start

A fresh start – that’s how many people all over the world see the New Year. January 1 for many is a time of reflection and evaluation which frequently results in some new goals along with some of last years … Continue reading

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