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I never knew about this before.  England’s Stonehenge or Egypt’s Karnak or Abu Simbel have nothing on us.  Our memorial even has a plaque pedestal to explain it all.   Once a year at 11:11 am the sun shines perfectly on this Memorial.  At precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun’s rays

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You might say that the family that hunts together has a special camaraderie inspired by adrenaline driven shared adventures. Also, they never lack for exciting stories to tell, and not least, they have no need to buy meat.  Jeanette Clever, a Witter, Arkansas grandmother says, “When I was growing up my family never bought meat

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Prior to hospitalization provided by insurance and government programs, people sometimes waited until they were nearly dying before seeking medical help, especially in rural areas.  Some of the home remedies many of us grew up with probably originated in pioneer days when folks self-medicated with herbs and “cures” handed down for generations. Some of that

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The birthdate of a deceased family member is one of those special dates that has the power to hurt us because it recalls the loss, the coulda, shoulda beens. We do our best to cope, trying to lessen the pain while coveting sweet memories. Our grandkids bake birthday cakes in remembrance of their papa. Other

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My granddaughters took turns making trips with me this summer as I traveled back and forth to Louisiana to visit my 86-year-old mother, 89-year-old mother-in-law and other “older” relatives and friends. The girls are 13 and 14 years old, and eventually everybody we spent time with remarked how sad it was that the girls had

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