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The Passing of a Dear Friend

The Passing of a Dear Friend

I am deeply saddened to learn this morning (Wednesday) of the overnight passing of my dear friend Jane Johnson Hall. There was absolutely no one better to go digging into…

Estate Mining

Estate Mining

I made the mistake of reading one of those Top 10 things that come around frequently on Facebook. You know those lists; ten things you can’t do without or don’t…

Sum-Sum-Summertime!

Sum-Sum-Summertime!

Well, as usual, the mythical switch has been thrown and suddenly it is summer. And full blown summer it appears to be, even though the actual official date is twenty…

Congratulations and Happy Memorial Birthday Day!

Congratulations and Happy Memorial Birthday Day!

by Julie Traynor It is my experience that May 28 is a popular day to be born. My mom would mark birthday number 101 on May 28. She shared the date with several…

Postcard from the Pines – Tick Tock

Postcard from the Pines – Tick Tock

by Julie Traynor The mushroom season is off to a fair, however late, start this year. Considering the relative lack of moisture and warm nights, it is amazing they are…

Spring Has Sprung For Mom

Spring Has Sprung For Mom

by Julie Traynor First thing’s first today. As I write this morning our youngest granddaughter, Allison Sturley, is winging her way to Dallas, Texas and four days at the Business…

Fishing Frantz Creek

Fishing Frantz Creek

The month of May begins, most aptly, with May Day which has just passed. Although the ancient celebration of this symbolic birthday of spring is not observed as it once…

Different And The Same

Different And The Same

The Gardener and I recently visited our family in Kentucky. We enjoyed the great variety of weather thrown at us, both warm and cold; and the beautiful countryside, considerably different…

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…

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