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My Roots Are Showing: One More Bouquet Of Yellow Roses

Subscriber onlySaturday was the 40th Annual Farm Sale at the Clay County fairgrounds. Uncle Ronnie and I had been planning this day for some time as this was the first year I was to be a vendor. (Yes, me, a vendor of farm implements. Dreams really do come true, darlin'.) Continue reading...

Commentary: Illness Intensifies Realizations About Mom

Subscriber onlyAs I related a couple of years ago in the first installment of this column, I was raised in the country. Continue reading...

COMMENTARY: Finding The Way Back To ‘Old Food’

Subscriber onlyMy mother was not the world’s greatest cook. For that matter, she wasn’t the town’s or even our dirt road’s greatest cook. The few dishes she did well she did often, and on a few basic ingredients, she managed to get me raised. Continue reading...

Tick, Tock, Says The Clock

Subscriber only“Do you have the time?” I inquired of the gallery attendant, knowing I was nearing the closing hour of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Continue reading...

COMMENTARY: Feline Friend Brings Color To Life

Subscriber onlyOnce upon a time, in a parking lot not so far away, a cardboard box lay nestled under a tree with “Free to a good home” scrawled on the side. Continue reading...

COMMENTARY: My Roots are Showing

Unpacking The Real Gifts In Life

Subscriber onlyWhen I was a little girl, I spent hours poring over the Sears Roebuck & Co. catalog, especially the Christmas edition. The catalog was for me back then what the Internet is now – a world of everything I could imagine and then some right at my fingertips. Continue reading...

COMMENTARY: Just A Cupful Of Laughter ...

THE BEST MOMENTS IN LIFE ARE THOSE BATHED IN SIDE-SPLITTING MERRIMENT

Subscriber onlyI love humor. It is my favorite quality in a human. If Samuel Clemens was still around, he’d be my top candidate for Sexiest Man Alive. (Or perhaps a close second behind Hugh Jackman. He sings; he dances; he has super powers. Mercy!) Continue reading...

My Roots are Showing: Thieves Can’t Steal Town’s Qualities

Subscriber onlyHome, to me, is a beautiful word. Continue reading...

MY ROOTS ARE SHOWING: Crossing It Off: Finding The New In Life

Trip To Las Vegas Breaks Up Routine, Create Opportunity For Long-Desired Experiences

Subscriber onlyLast week, I spoke about legal compliance issues at a national auto dealer conference in Las Vegas. Yes, that’s right. Used car salesmen and lawyers in Vegas. Continue reading...

MY ROOTS ARE SHOWING: Great Day Doggedly Pursued

Four-Legged Friend Brings Cheer, Contentment On Visit

Subscriber onlyWhoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never had a dog. Continue reading...

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