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It’s time to untie the apron strings

The Way I See It by Don West There are some who feel that Christmas never ends. There are those who never want to leave the fantasy of dancing snowmen, Santa and reindeer that fly, and there are parents and grandparents who seem to do their best in trying to perpetuate that fantasy.  Frankly, I […]

Celebrating a year of God’s gifts

The Way I See It by Don West As I approach another year, I have to glance over my shoulder and wonder where time went, for this year seemed to sprout wings. I have found that the more I seem to enjoy life, the faster it passes. Young people who read this will have no […]

A little rain will fall

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey Into every life comes the sweetest moments at the most  unexpected  times, but just as quickly, the most devastating events can fracture life as we know it. That is why I have always believed in trying to cherish those wonderful times in order to get through unbelievably difficult ones that […]

Seeking peace at Christmas

The Way I See It by Don West All I want for Christmas is peace for all of mankind.  Today I saw in the news where a driver shot at a grandmother because she wasn’t driving fast enough away from a stop sign.  I don’t think he will find peace.  He killed her three-year-old grandson.  […]

Spitting in the wind

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey Wise sayings or adages are part of our literature and often are incorporated in the philosophy of our lives. In our family, some sayings were not so sage or eloquent, but they were memorable and usually on point. My dad was the master of silly sayings. My Momma had her […]

Christmas Tree Failure

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard It’s ok not to have it all together, all the time, or even some of the time. I repeat these words to myself often. As a single mom with a full-time job, a busy schedule and a house full of teenagers with their own agendas, I have […]

A trip down memory lane

The Way I See It by Don West This is a great time of the year for friends and families to gather, share a meal, recall fond memories of the past and enjoy friendships from today and yesterday.  We recently had the opportunity to gather with friends from high school when a classmate of Bobbye’s […]

I want a magic wand

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey How many times have you wished  that you could  vaporize out of a conversation just to escape the ramblings of some  self-centered person?  It brings to  mind the character that  actress Elizabeth Montgomery played years ago on the series, Bewitched. She would just twitch her nose, and she could disappear, […]

Keyboard warriors, quit complaining

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard Ever notice how brave and opinionated people become when they complain on public forum about an issue, a business or even a loved one? Do you think they’d be half that brave if they were speaking to their intended target face to face? I’m inclined to believe […]

I would do it all over again

The Way I See It by Don West We watched a television movie this past week and the theme allowed the main character to relive a part of her life whereby she chose a different path than the one she actually had lived. Bobbye and I later discussed that fictional possibility and we each offered […]

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