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Riding Out The Storm

Riding Out The Storm

We took a trip last week to visit family, watch some basketball and to catch some early spring. We most pleasantly did all three and did not intend to find…

Barbie Drove A Mustang

Barbie Drove A Mustang

 I missed a couple of important birthdays last month. March 9, marked the official birth date of two highly regarded American icons; the Barbie doll and the Ford Mustang. Barbie is…

Postcards From The Past

Postcards From The Past

There are Postcards and there are postcards. I’ve been writing and sending Postcard from the Pines to the Marion Press for the better part of 20 years. I’ve been an…

Finery Time

Finery Time

Some of my most treasured spring memories have Easter, family and the freshness of things growing and blooming at their center. Each spring our world is awake and reborn once…

Reasons To Be Proud

Reasons To Be Proud

Spring is here at last and the landscape is beginning to reflect it. Robins returned to our yard on St. Patrick’s Day, a tad late, but here and complaining with…

Proudly Wearin’ The Green

Proudly Wearin’ The Green

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and I cannot let it go by without paying homage to my little Irish mother-in-law, the late Mary Kelly Traynor, a daughter of the…

Ghosts of Main Street

Ghosts of Main Street

Through the years we’ve talked a lot here about ‘old’ Marion. Some of it must seem like practically prehistoric stuff, if you are young enough; almost unimaginable to those who…

Marion’s Famous Windows

Marion’s Famous Windows

Last week I changed my Facebook cover photo. I don’t do so very often, but this spring-like weather has the better of me. My smoky image of a Shay locomotive…

Kite Weather

Kite Weather

I rarely get mail anymore. Real mail, not all that junk. I mean the kind which is both physical and personal; real mail from someone I know. You remember it.…

Riding In The Carpool Of Life

Marion lost two of her sons this week. One was in residence his entire life, the other not here physically, but like many of Marion’s sons, she was always in…

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