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A Waiting Friend on the Rainbow Bridge
Albert: 8/3/02 to 4/30/15 During the few days since we lost our loyal little Miniature Schnauzer, Albert, I have tried to decide whether to pen a few words in his memory. Then I thought of something my dad said to me many years ago (we all have certain bits of advice that stay with us forever). "If you feel really led to do something, you really ought to do it," he said...
My Farewell Column
I've been writing this column for 31 years. So I've decided it's time to take down my shingle. This will be my last From These Hills column for the Clay County Times-Democrat. When I started writing the weekly column, the Piggott and Rector papers had not combined...
That Confounded Dog
Peggy has announced she intends to retire, and her final farewell column will appear in the April 22 edition. This week features one of her earliest columns, which ran March 14, 1984. Some people are fanatics about their pets. They actually treat them like members of the family...
Those Amusing Cats
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. A cat will trip you by rubbing against your legs or winding itself between your ankles. Or walking slow motion in front of you...