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It was during the '70s an American television series called "The Waltons" was a favorite pasttime to watch. The series was about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II. The show was filled with life lessons regarding hard work, honesty and high moral standards. And no matter the circumstances throughout the day, the evening always ended with each family member telling each other good night and ending with “good night, John Boy” the oldest of the siblings played by Richard Thomas. more
ONCE in a while someone crosses your path and makes a lasting impression, whether by an act of kindness, deed or simply by owning a winning personality. This person exceeds in all areas and it is his memory at the age of 99 that will strike you as quite unusual. more
Any casual observer of my daily activities might accuse me of child-centered parenting, which Michael Mascolo, Ph.D., of Psychology Today defines as “parenting organized around the needs and interests of the child, rather than those of the parent.” Preposterous! more
More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings - in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. There homeowners can enjoy the beauty of the environment but they also … more
In some instances, the mere mention of a school reunion can cause a cloud of dread to overshadow the event. Thoughts of how much weight gain, gray hair, what to wear and how successful you have been … more
Attempting to beat the heat is the name of the game this week and has kept the air conditioning and utility companies scrambling to provide some cool. to homes. Utility companies are sending out … more
The flags are waving in honor of Memorial Day. The sidewalks are lined with the red, white and blue and it can be seen flying high overhead in specific areas of the communities. And for the most … more
Welcome to another installment of “Things you should do before the highlight of your week is lime Jell-O Thursday!” This year, in my family’s ongoing quest to turn ourselves into an … more
Autumn in East Texas is usually ushered in by a yearly “cold snap,” meaning we have a few days in late September or early October when the daytime temperature drops below 90 and we don’t have … more
SHE was born in an era where women were not recognized in the world of business, especially when it meant putting themselves in to situations that could be dangerous. Ida Anelle “Nell” Dugan was … more
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