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And The Cat Fell In the Apple-sass

And The Cat Fell In the Apple-sass

If I thought I’d escape kitchen duty by going AWOL during the first week of deer season, I was certainly wrong. Thanksgiving included, I have more than made up for…

Thankful Season: The Rebel With A Cause

Thankful Season: The Rebel With A Cause

For the past forty-three years of our friendship and family kinship, I have been deeply thankful for my sister-in-law Cathy. She is, for all intents and purposes, my sister from…

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

Before we know it, we will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner. A relatively early Turkey Day gives us all the illusion of having more time until Christmas than we truly do.…

Dr. Berry’s Deer Season

Dr. Berry’s Deer Season

 I’ve long since told my few deer season stories and the hunters around here don’t generate any new or exciting buck tales, or at least not ones fit for publication.…

Ice Cream In Front Of The Television Anyone?

Ice Cream In Front Of The Television Anyone?

Once again the Ghosts of Main have brought along some Blevins Street thoughts. My parents purchased their first television when we lived in the Turner house at 106 Blevins St.…

Blowing In The Wind

Blowing In The Wind

Autumn has fallen, as have most of the leaves. In the Pines our venerable scrub oaks keep many dull brown leaves until early spring when new leaf buds push them…

Sears Today, Gone Tomorrow

Sears Today, Gone Tomorrow

Another huge name in American retail is in danger of disappearing. The bankruptcy filing by Sears and the closing of more Sears and K-mart stores bodes ill for the future.…

What A Week!!!

What A Week!!!

 It has been all about family for us this week in the Pines. Cousin Paula, born a Marion girl who now lives in Kentucky, came for her annual visit. We…

Happy Fall Y’All

Happy Fall Y’All

Or so says the banner at my door. Unbelievable as it may seem after the long run of incredible summer weather, it is October. Mom Nature, or her cohort Jack…

More Reliving The Dream At The Diner

More Reliving The Dream At The Diner

I was delighted to once again slide into the window booth at the Dream Diner for a heap of conversation and a great breakfast with an old friend.  Eileen DeVries (Erfourth)…

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