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Six Months at a Red Light
I just got through reading my junk mail......no greeting cards......just junk mail. A study by Priority Management Corporation of Pittsburg finds that the average American, during a lifetime, spends eight months opening junk mail. This month I noticed that many Americans, especially women, are standing in long lines at checkouts during the Christmas rush. The study indicates that we spend an average of five years waiting in lines and six months sitting at red lights...
Does Worry Ever End?
Do we ever stop worrying about our children? That's a question asked by parents all through life. I think the answer is no. Although my children are adults, I still worry about them. But the question here is a different kind. Do children ever stop worrying about their parents?...
Babies and Young Mothers
This morning I watched a mother of three small children corralling her brood as she tried to load some stuff into her car. They blocked her way, pell mell, as they tried to see what she was doing. It didn't faze her as she moved them from place to place, out of her way...
Those Golden Rule Days
August is just around the corner. Hard to believe, isn't it? Mothers are shopping for school supplies and clothing for their youngsters and teachers are getting ready to assemble their classrooms for the first day of school. It takes a lot of preparation before parents and teachers gather for Open House...
Try A Laughter Pill
There were four of us seated at a round table at the nutrition center, eating lunch. In all, there were close to 50 seniors sitting at tables situated around the large center. There was the noise of muted conversations, the clatter of utensils, and shuffling chairs...
No More Electronics, Please!
I'm drowning in electronics. A couple of months ago I bought a new computer with Microsoft 8.1. The 8.1 software was so frustrating that my blood pressure skyrocketed. While trying to learn the software, I put my computer to sleep for the night. Yes, you can turn the computer off or you can let it sleep...
Chicken Soup for the Soul
I was introduced to my first Chicken Soup book about 20 years ago. It was titled Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul. The Soul book came at just the right time. I was battling Stage III ovarian cancer and I needed all the encouragement I could get. I was also getting a helping hand through my family, friends and church...
A Marriage Expert
I was married for 35 years so that makes me an expert on marriage. In my lifetime, I've seen what I consider good marriages and not so good. At first, young marrieds are so enamored with each other, they see no faults. Time passes, and differences begin to surface...
Be Silly For a Change
I read about this bear at a zoo. She had enough room to pace around, but her cage was not that big, only about ten feet square. At first she seemed unhappy, restricted. But she was well fed, and after a while she just got used to not being able to go beyond her allotted space. ...
Sins of Procrastination
It happens all the time. I jot down the items I want to pick up at the grocery store, then I head out for the store. Once there, I start searching in my purse for the list. I know it's there somewhere because I wrote the list on a yellow piece of paper. I dig around but no luck. The list is nowhere to be found. So I shop by memory and invariably forget an item or two. Let's see; I want bananas, milk, Cascade, apples, coffee, margarine, tomato sauce. What else?...
Thanks A Lot, Dad
Sunday is Father's Day, a day set aside to honor fathers. It's a day we should thank dad for all he does for us. Many things come to mind. We should thank him for fixing the lawn mower when he'd rather go fishing. ----for entertaining the in-laws when he'd rather take a nap...
I Was A Military Wife
My husband was a military man who served his country for over 20 years. He served a few months in the National Guard, then enlisted in the United States Air Force. We were a military family. I was a military wife. When he retired from the Air Force, I, too, received a beautiful bound certificate denoting my sacrifices as the wife of a military man. ...