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Monday, Apr. 21, 2014
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What will you remember most about the winter of 2013-14?
 The impact of the winter weather on schools, business and such
 The impact the weather had on roads, bridges and infrastructure
 The high utility bills related to the bad weather
 Missing much more school than average, and its impact
 Thunder-snow, and other blizzard type conditions
 Not much
 Other
 All of the above

Time for the Easter Parade (04/17/14)
It's time for the Easter parade. When I was a teenager I remember buying an Easter outfit to wear to church on Sunday morning. My dress was a navy blue dotted Swiss with a full-tiered skirt. My new white dress shoes had about a two inch heel. I had white lace gloves to match and a white purse...
Married or Single? (04/10/14)
Married or single, that is the question. I've listened in on conversations that listed the pros and cons. A widowed friend mused aloud this week about which would be best. "I think it might be nice to be married," she said. "It would be comforting to have a husband to watch over me--to take care of me when I'm sick or in need."...
Those Amusing Cats (04/03/14)
Peggy is taking the week off, so enjoy this "Best of Peggy" column from several years back. I don't like cats. Well, that isn't true. I do like cats but I like dogs better. You can talk to a dog and it knows what you're saying. A cat just looks at you and walks away, aloof...
I Was Almost Hacked (03/27/14)
Someone tried to hack me. I never expected it and still wonder how it happened. About a month ago, I received a letter from Regions Card Services informing me that there was suspicious and potentially fraudulent use on my VISA credit card account. The letter wanted me to contact their office because my account had been placed in referral status until they could speak with me. They had attempted to contact me by telephone, they said...
Finding a Pot of Gold (03/20/14)
St. Patrick's Day has come and gone. I didn't find a pot of gold, but then I'm not a leprechaun. What would I do with a pot of gold? I'm not talking about the lottery, but a pot of gold. How much would that be? Five hundred dollars? Five thousand? More?...
Those Wasted Minutes (03/13/14)
I would have more hours in the day were it not for several factors. Like looking for lost things. I spend a lot of time searching for things. Each day when I take my medications, I have to search through an assortment of plastic containers and read the labels...
Getting a New Puppy (03/06/14)
It didn't work out. An elderly friend of mine (most of them are elderly or getting close) decided she wanted a dog to keep her company, maybe. She saw an ad for some adorable designer puppies, at a reasonable price. A designer dog isn't a purebred, but a combination of two purebreds, like a Maltese and a Shih tzu...
A Time to Discard (02/27/14)
I have resolved to read more and discard more. Recently I was reading some familiar passages of scripture in Ecclesiastes 3 that begin: There is a time for everything And a season for every activity under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die A time to plant and a time to uproot...
Everyone Is a Painter (02/20/14)
I'm not an artist. I don't know how to paint. But poet Oliver Wendell Holmes contradicts me. He said that life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. Those words popped out at me when I read them this week. Holmes suggests that all my life I've been painting a picture...
Beloved Valentines (02/13/14)
If we are lucky, a special Valentine comes along. Cupid flings an arrow and we become smitten as never before. But there are other kinds of Valentines that touch our lives. Maybe they don't cause the heart to pound, but they exude pure love just the same...
Unforgettable Movie Stars (02/06/14)
During the cold 15 and 20 degree temperatures, I've been staying home, keeping warm. During that time I've watched a lot of Turner Classic Movies, mostly black and white. I've been surprised how many of the stars I have recognized. Their names just popped into my head, both actors and actresses...
Chili Crusted Chicken (01/30/14)
I got a new recipe book in the mail last week. I must say I am a bit disappointed. There are a lot of good tips in it, such as why you need to drink more healthy beverages instead of soft drinks and tea. Water, the book says, is your best choice for keeping your body hydrated. It can even keep your appetite in check...
Life With Feathered Friends (01/23/14)
When I was a little girl I used to visit my grandma Adams who lived near a railroad track and the levee. A couple of doors down from her house was an old brick house with a long wide front porch. I was intrigued by the house for a couple of reasons...