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Parental Life Cycles

By Elaine Marze  Some friends and I were discussing how challenging it can be to keep up with the twists and turns in a parent’s life cycle, and how we have to change with the cycles or suffer the consequences.  As young parents we...

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Ever thought about what you would like written on your tombstone? Here are some unusual epithets

Harry Edsel Smith Born 1903 – Died 1942 Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down.  It...

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Local Newspaper Column from the Police Call List (If you need a good laugh during these tough times)

Old Larry

By Elaine Marze   Don’t be afraid of shelter dogs. If you believe the dated adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks (ways)” then I beg to differ.  When I moved to Arkansas four years ago my new house came...

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Appreciate your spouse NOW … before it is too late

By Elaine Marze People frequently discuss the things they miss most about their late spouse, and as a widow myself, I like to share these with couples who still have their loved one because it reminds them to appreciate what they have while they...

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Spring Break by Elaine Marze

All across the country educational campuses are closing for the celebrated and anticipated Spring Break! In spite of high gas and airline tickets Americans will be heading to beaches and ski slopes singly, with families, and in school and church...

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Language Can Be Tricky...

Have you heard about the church service where the lady asked for prayers because her husband had been in an accident that resulted in his “scrotum” being crushed? She went on to describe the excruciating pain and a delicate operation where doctors...

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Perks of reaching 60 or being over 70 and heading towards 80!

  Kidnappers are not very interested in you. IN a hostage situation you are likely to be released first. No one expect you to run-anywhere. People call at 8PM and ask: "Did I wake you?" People no longer view you as a...

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A Hunting We Will Go

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...

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