Nov

04

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 4, 2011

By Emily Lundy
Special to The News
How strange to have the house as cool or cooler than outside. That’s our weather news this morning.

Allergies, infections, cataracts and more are sending friends and neighbors to the doctor. Some need necessary surgery but have to clear up infections first.

Mary Reed on Lone Star Road will be moving to a smaller living space soon, still close enough

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Nov

04

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : November 4, 2011

Multiple numbers of women in the Secret Society of Overweight Sufferers (kind of makes an acronym for SOS) have this feeling those with normal weight for their height think we others don’t know we’re fat. This could be true about a few overweight females left with a waist who tuck their tops into their skirts or pants.

We others camouflage the best we can, placing pins, even clothespins where you can’t see, doing our best to hide the rolls that can’t be buttered.

I’ve worn a few dresses unzipped halfway in the back

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Oct

28

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : October 28, 2011

Someone told me lately how often she missed the good women of the past, those who did not work but stayed home making home and family their passion. She missed that and named my mother as one of those thought of.

Mother seemed to iron frequently. In the afternoon

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Oct

28

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : October 28, 2011

By Emily Lundy

How happy I am about the weather and the rain, but here’s hoping more rain finds us. We’ve lost one pine tree, a beauty, and a magnolia tree in the back. Of course, the front array of long-planted bushes and greenery are now a pitiful brown. When we lived near Big Spring in the sixties, one city dweller with a sloping yard from his house to the street painted his “yard” grass green. He was almost famous, or his yard was.

Here it is almost November. Birthdays begin in our family

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Oct

21

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : October 21, 2011

By Loretta Humble

I like to tell you funny stories in the column. This one isn’t very funny at all, but we’ve been through so many dog stories together, I’ve got to tell you the latest.

As even a casual reader of this column knows, there is a little stray dog at my house that I’ve been trying to find a home for. You probably also know that Bingo, the Shihtzu, hates him. You probably remember that Bingo gets into a lot of physical trouble, all on weekends, so that he can cost Carl two or three times the amount it would cost if he would just do it on weekdays.

First he found some way to roast his private parts, so they looked like a peeled tomato. That was both

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Oct

21

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : October 21, 2011

By Emily Lundy

As parents, or grandparents, some of us are shocked by the gap between our generations in ideas, actions, philosophies, etc. Of course, this problem or whatever it is does not touch everyone, and if it does, it’s not new. For eons parents have noted changes in the generations. But nothing could have prepared parents in the fifties when most high school boys had their own vehicles. Turmoil must have occurred in some way. Freedom belonged to teens at a dangerous pace.

My children had their own klunkers, purchased by them as soon as they could legally drive. They bought their

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Oct

17

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : October 17, 2011

By Emily Lundy

Someone help me. I’m talking and I can’t shut up.

Of course, others are known to have this problem too. I listen, wanting so badly to get a remark included but hesitate to interrupt which is the only way to be heard.
My husband interrupts me, but he says it is necessary. Aging is known for old memories, repeated stories, recalls going no where.

But retiring early and leaving friends at the work place is hard. Then moving to another town, smaller with few team members or classmates living here or living at all makes store clerks suddenly have a new status whether I buy or not. There are many opportunities to get into groups of wonderful people. I sign up, but for some reason I can’t make the deadline. I find I cannot get my talking “done.”

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