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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sitting with Erma

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: May 6, 1973

Sunday, May 6, 1973, was a double duty day in my family; we attended church services at North Webster United Methodist Church with Rev. John Weeks the presiding minister. In 1969, my grandparents, Donna (Clary) and Leroy Barmes, divorced. For … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The first week of May

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Tuesday; May the 4th… and also with you

I decided to take the long walk around the entire block to return books to the library, knowing I would risk possibly being caught in the rain. Nature held out just a bit and as I prepare to round the … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sunday morning on the deck

Since 9:00 AM, I’ve been ensconced on the deck with my pen, paper, lap top, coffee, breakfast, water, four napping pooches (Erma rises, periodically to come lay her chin on my knee), a bellowing red breasted-robin, two fluttering golder finches, … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Howard Morris a.k.a. Ernest T. Bass

I love character actors and one of my all-time favorites is Howard Morris, best known for his role as Ernest T. Bass on THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOWS. Mr. Morris actually played other bit parts throughout the town of Mayberry, almost … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Changing the tone

I don’t recall ever being a whiny kid, though I am sure I had my moments providing Mother was not within earshot. We weren’t raised in wealth. My sister, Dena, and I both agree that neither of us felt poor. … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Friday’s fails…

I look forward to my Friday Fun Day more than any other day of the week; it’s my day to grab my camera, get a bite to eat at my favorite Mexican restaurant, and explore the world until it’s time … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: You Never Know Who You’’ll Meet

This is not my article but a great post by DailyOM. Everyone is valuable in their own way and capable of expanding our horizons. Our individual journeys take us into many unexpected situations where we encounter a wide variety of … Continue reading

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MY DAY: It’s been a good day

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: April 21, (20)21 – Snow Day

April 21, 1945, seventy-six years ago, my grandparents brought my mother home from the hospital in a blizzard. I’m not surprised. The social media posts are exploding over the snow we received here in the Midwest. Some are claiming it’s … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Trust the gut

I’ve always trusted my gut reactions, even as a child, and more often than not, the gut instinct has proven true. I did not write this article but it coincided with a the photograph I posted yesterday. “Trusting Your Gut” … Continue reading

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MY DAY: My Sanctuary

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MY DAY: What a Tuesday

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MY DAY: Over 5000 steps

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MY DAY: And then the rain…

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MY DAY: An Oscar Hammerstein kind of evening

Oscar Hammerstein II, would have an absolute field day describing the scene I am so enjoying this evening. There’s no corn growing, no elephants wandering by, no daisies in May, no blueberry pies, no willows in a windstorm, no kites … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Time off

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MY DAY: A perfect day

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Erma

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MY DAY: A not-so-normal Tuesday

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: post Spring break

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THE FAMLY ALBUM: Visiting Plains Georgia

Plains, Georgia; 1977. We were on our way to West Palm Beach, Florida to visit my Aunt Joyce, and cousins, Kim and Debbie. We stopped to visit President Jimmy Carter‘s hometown. Mother went inside one of the stores to get … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Animatronic Lincoln & The Ten Commandments (1956 film): A mother’s love

I first watched Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, in late January 1973 at the Elwood Movie Theater with my mother and neighbor/classmate, Debbie Poynter, 48 years ago. The previous August 1972, Mother, who was already several months … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A nice surprise

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