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Welcome to the rest of your life

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD As graduation ceremonies commence around the parish and the surrounding areas, I feel the need to extend my ample congratulations to all of the graduates as you complete the easiest phase of your life. That’s right, I said the ‘easiest.’ I know it doesn’t seem that way […]

There can be no shame in answering the call of duty

The Way I See It by DON WEST Recently, the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War (notice I did not call it a “conflict”) was observed. For those who were part of that atrocity, few would call it a conflict. Over 58,000 young men and women lost their futures in that small […]

Life after…

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY (Editor’s Note: Although contributing writer Glenetta Shuey’s May 6 column stated that column would be her last, she has agreed to continue to share her words with Jennings Daily News readers as often as her busy schedule permits.) We all have lost someone who has left a void in our […]

Today is not our day

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH “What are your plans for Mother’s Day?” my friend asked me as we sat together, visiting with another friend. “Well, I don’t have kids and I don’t have a mom, so I guess not too much,” I said. “I have kids but they don’t live around here and my […]

Failing with grace

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD When I was growing up I was never very competitive because quite frankly, I wasn’t really very good at anything. As a matter of fact, it took me a very long time to realize that I had any skills or strengths at all. I liked winning, but […]

Goodbye, my friend

The Way I See It by DON WEST Each time we attend the wake of another friend or family member, we are reminded that our time is short – or as my friend Joe once said, “We are getting closer to the front of the line.” It is never a pleasant experience, however, wakes and […]

Love of words

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I have always loved words. I especially like those that say one’s thoughts concisely. My favorite graduate class was about the evolvement of the English language, and to make it more interesting, the class was taught by a woman who was enthusiastic and a bit quirky. I can’t imagine why […]

The pomp is gone and circumstances are poor

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH I wish I was a high school senior again so I could send a bunch of people my picture and get thousands of dollars in return. Those were good times. I am not one to wish I was a teenager or college student again. Youth is fleeting for a […]

Government spending has got to stop

The Way I See It by DON WEST If you are one of the regular readers of this column, you won’t be surprised to find out that I am perturbed with our politicians in Baton Rouge. Though the economy for the last several years has been growing, the oil industry has been flourishing, tourism has […]

One more time

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I have had a rough couple of months. This is not a ploy for pity. It is the simple truth. I will not lie – I feel a little broken. It is difficult to imagine the magnitude of pain and shock associated with the traumatic death of a loved one. […]

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