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Peach Cobbler for Breakfast – Introduction and Chapter 1

Peach Cobbler for Breakfast – Surviving a life-altering event. Sheila Moore Thornburg Dobbie lived the experience of loss, came up with a plan for survival and achieved her recovery. Peach Cobbler for Breakfast is a story of love and loss. It is laughter through tears and overcoming fears. It is indescribable grief and pain beyond

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I MISS THE FRONT PORCH SOCIETY

My niece called last night very upset. She had taken a break in her hectic holiday preparations to spend the day devoted to her neighbors. Her thanks for all her efforts was a simple “thank you” and the door slammed in her face. Neighbors on both sides of her had had babies within the last

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MY CALENDAY COLORING BOOK

BRONZED NOVEMBER To have something bronzed means to preserve it by dipping it in a mixture of tin and copper. Bronze is also a color defined as yellowish brown or reddish brown to olive. All of these definitions describe November; therefore I will color this month in my imaginary coloring book bronze. The last remnants

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LIFE IN PONDVILLE:

MYSTERIOUS BEE HIVE COLONY COLLAPSE IS EXPLAINED  The fun of having a blog is that I can express myself freely. No committee to choose the topic or editor peering over my shoulder, I can say anything I want without being told what to write or how to write it. So, here it goes… I write

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, candy corn, apples, bobbing for apples, bonfires, hayrides, kids in costumes begging for candy, spooks and spirits, witches, and folk lore all are part of Halloween. What a strange holiday this is, but where did it all begin? Come with me on a short historical journey to discover the beginnings of this holiday.

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

No matter the odds, it is always within our nature to make the best of a difficult situation and continue to lives our lives to the fullest.

 
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GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY

According to the Dispatch article and the Kaiser Family Foundation, today’s kids are spending an average of seven hours and 38 minutes a day, or more than 50 hours a week, watching TV, playing computer games, or on the computer.

 
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COMPUTER AGE KID Vs THE OLD WAYS

What a strange world Amish country must have seemed to a kid accustomed to high def TVs, computers, cell phones, and microwaves.

 
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Hello world!

NOTES FROM THE POND This is my version of Walden Pond where I discuss life in and around the pond where I live. The observations include everything from the animals with fins, fur, and feathers around our pond to society and the world as I see it. Like Henry David Thoreau, I march to a different drummer and

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