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Bested by meatloaf

January 17, 2016 Mortification. That’s the feeling that runs around your heart when you have to throw out most of the meatloaf you just made because when you ate some of it, you had to wash it down with a nausea pill. more »»

Revision helps birthday stories

January 10, 2016 New Year’s Eve means more than babysitting these days. When I was young, I always babysat because the money was really good when parents came home happy. more »»

From hawk to lunch with friends, trip sparkled

January 3, 2016 Resolutions be hanged. What I need this year is a way to get somewhere with a whole camera. When Dana and I went to the buffalo roundup in South Dakota, the disk stayed behind in Denver. more »»

Angel speak puts miracles in motion

December 27, 2015 Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. That’s today. I can remember when even the thought of that date was so far-fetched I didn’t even consider it worth a thought. more »»

Joy brings happy smiles, crinkly eyes

December 20, 2015 Oh, Joy. Joy means more to me than Christmas happiness. Just seeing the word brings another kind of happiness, because my son-in-law’s mother was Joy. more »»

Good things keep coming and coming

December 13, 2015 No one ever has too many good things happen to them. Just ask me. My house needed to be cleaned. As in do I water the top of the buffet to start the garden growing clean. more »»

Solutions don’t come easy

December 6, 2015 Keeping your neck warm will keep your entire body warm. Who knew? My house is a toasty 66 degrees. I like it that way. more »»

‘These are a few of my favorite things’

November 29, 2015 We all know I can climb a soapbox faster than the speed of light, but I feel remiss in not equalizing that anger with the good stuff. Someone should invent a sweetbox for that. more »»

Offensive phone calls give way to laughter

November 22, 2015 OK, here’s how it’s going to be. Here’s how it must be until we get a new president or I could lose my mind. I still have a land lin. more »»

Craving for tuna sandwich creates problem

November 15, 2015 Talk about a kick in the … well, where you really don’t want to be kicked. For weeks I’ve been craving a tuna sandwich. I’ve got the tuna. I’ve got the sweet relish and Miracle Whip I mix with it. more »»

Halloween dance brings high highs, low lows

November 8, 2015 Life has its ups and downs. Everybody knows that. But to have high ups and low downs because of the same activity seems as if I’ve gone off my rocker. And I do have a rocker. My recliner rocks, too. more »»

Barking dogs vie with words for worst

November 1, 2015 Pull out the soapbox, honey, Sandy’s got a brand new gripe. Well, two, if the soapbox will stand the strain. Let it be known right here, right now, that town dogs are not outside dogs. more »»

Brother Edgar often to blame growing up

October 25, 2015 Everyone wants someone to blame when thing go wrong. That’s the way of the world. more »»

Roundup greater than test results

October 18, 2015 Well, this is depressing. I waited to write this column until the last possible minute because I had a CT scan Monday and couldn’t wait to tell you things were going well and lesions were shrinking. more »»

Thinking can add miles to a trip

October 11, 2015 If a person gets so caught up in thought she forgets to think, she’ll end up in Missouri. more »»

Odd smells, odd words — all in a memory

October 4, 2015 Little smells better than fields of drying corn on a muggy fall night. It’s indefinable. Not musty, but a little dusty. Not like a yard full of dying leaves, but almos. more »»

Getting old is a bother

September 27, 2015 It’s the realization of aging that’s a bother Someone must be to blame for my aging. Certainly not . more »»

Coming of fall brings back combine memory

September 20, 2015 It’s coming on fall. My favorite season, fall. It reminds me of Dad and working on the combine. Odd, I know. You’d think I’d be remembering colors past, crisp air and strolls through an orchar. more »»

Grandparents Day celebration is today

September 13, 2015 Picture this. I may have been watching too many “Golden Girls” reruns, but do it. Picture this. A farm northeast of Vincent. Sunday afternoon. It’s a sunny day, a fine day in 1957. more »»

No horror film, no matter how good, is good

September 6, 2015 Some things I don’t understand. more »»



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