Monthly Archives: January 2021

DOG DAYS: The clean plates

Even when we had guests, usually friends of the boys, joining us for dinner, we set our cleaned plates on the floor for Flyer to lick clean. One friend assisted me with clearing the lunch table and taking the plates, … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Keep shoveling

The summer of 1948, only three years upon assuming the office of president with Franklin Roosevelt’s death, President Harry S. Truman was in a political battle for The White House against Thomas E. Dewey and while shouldering the weight of … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Feeling the Bern

We’re into our second full day of national collective laughter, thanks to the countless creative memes of Sen. Bernie Sanders. In the 1950s, teenagers were drawn to the ever popular Dwight D. Eisenhower, our 34th President of the United States. … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Carson and crusin’

When I was a baby I required less than five or six hours of sleep, just like Mother, and it afforded us a good deal of bonding time through early learning with writing and reading, as well as Johnny Carson … Continue reading

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MY DAY: January 20th, 2021

“With malice toward none” has been one of the most oft repeated phrases from the second inaugural address offered by President Lincoln and the spirit seemed to breeze throughout the 2021 inauguration day. It was an inauguration familiar and yet, … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: 15 times…

This will be the fifteenth time I’ve witnessed an inauguration, the swearing in ceremonies of a president. January 20, 1969. My parents, grandmother, and the Myricks from across the street, gathered in the family room, focused on the black and … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Serve

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the calendar but not throughout the land. Personally, I have always believed this day should be remembered as Civil Rights Day due to the enormous parade of those who’ve marched for the rights … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY… In the neighborhood

Joanne Rogers, 93, wife of Mister Fred Rogers, passed away, today. Sara Joanne Byrd Rogers 9 Mar 1928 ~ 14 Jan 2021 It was sad when, Mister Rogers, one of the world’s greatest inspirations as cheerleaders passed away in 2003. … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Frost

We often regard frost as a pain in the ass because it kills plants we’ve left outside too long, forces us to scrape car windows and windshields, and can be slippery. This morning, I stepped outside with my coffee to … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Sail on, Silvergirl

I very rarely have music playing once lessons are over and I have time to myself to write, research, read, and spend time with my four pooches. Last Friday, for some strange reason, I turned on my iTunes on my … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Happy birthday Gran!

I was so blessed with terrific families as our neighbors in Elwood, Indiana: the Herndons (we found out that we were related about three generations back, in Hope, Indiana), the Fortners, the Wolffs (Dutch & Kate; later Nick & Kathy), … Continue reading

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