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The Day Kennedy Died

What were you doing when you heard of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination? I was a senior in high school making up an assignment in Office Machines class. An announcement came over the PA system that Kennedy’s car had rushed to the hospital in Dallas after a shooting. It wasn’t long after that another announcement

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Dreams do come true

I will finally be an officially published author! After a life time of practicing my craft and dreaming of having a published book someday, it is about to happen. My book, Peach Cobbler for Breakfast—surviving a life-altering event, is scheduled to be published in the fall and should be available in time for holiday shopping.

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WEST VIRGINIA Is Almost Heaven

West Virginia celebrates 150 years of statehood To stand at the mountaintop in West Virginia it feels as if you could almost reach out your hand and touch the hand of God. It is truly Mother Nature at her finest. That is probably why John Denver declared West Virginia  “Almost Heaven”. West Virginia is in

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My Score Card on the Oscars

By Antoine Taveneaux (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons The Oscars are over and now everyone is talking about who was the best and worst dressed and their opinions of the host, Seth MacFarlane. Of the six major categories, I correctly predicted four. I missed on Supporting Actor and Director. I predicted Robert DeNiro

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Here come the Oscars

    If you are a movie fan then this coming Sunday is the night of all nights, the super bowl of talent, the parade of fashion, the Academy Awards! There were many good movies this year but unfortunately most of them came at the end of the year. Those nominated for best picture are:

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Ferris Wheels and Romance

Do you know what today is? If you said Valentine’s Day you are only half right. It is also the birthday of the inventor of the Ferris wheel—George W. Ferris. It is interesting that the two are intertwined because I’m sure many romances began or advanced while riding ‘round and ‘round the giant Ferris wheel.

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What can we learn from the Newtown tragedy?

  What can I say about the Newtown tragedy that hasn’t already been said? The nation is shocked and stunned with the slaughter of innocent young children. We try to make sense out of this tragedy but can’t. We are left with many questions and those questions may never be answered—all those who might know

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Buy local and have a happier holiday

Reprint from www.homekeynotes.com       It’s that time of year again to think about what you are giving to Aunt Jane, Sister Sue, Brother Bob, the neighbor who feeds your gold fish when you are away, the mail carrier, and anyone else who has passed through your life this year. Yes, the holiday season

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Why do we eat turkey on Thanksgiving?

Pity the turkey It is the day before Thanksgiving and by this time cooks across the country are prepping and stuffing turkeys for the big Thanksgiving feast. Approximately 45 million turkeys will have the place of honor at this traditional meal. But why do we eat turkeys on the day for giving thanks.  Wouldn’t a

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More on the death of the Twinkies

People everywhere are contemplating the demise and eternity of the Twinkie. The pictures below speak for themselves:

 
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