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Dogwood Ramblings

Dogwood Ramblings

No repercussions (yet) to last week’s column.  More nasty weather here!  Two families in this area were recipients of that huge oak Randy cut down for me.  The tree had been dead for two years and I was concerned it ...

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Wow!  There was a repercussion (for lack of a better word) to last week’s column.  One gentleman took umbrage to the first paragraph as if it was directed to him.  As I was writing that paragraph this man was nowhere ...

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Do you take everything personally?  I know of people who have this problem and how very sad for them.  It does no good to tell them they are not the center of any world except their own.  If they feel ...

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Thursday the 9th the mailbox contained nine requests for money.  Then on Friday the 10th, three more requests showed up, and two on Saturday the 11th.  I know I should use their postage paid return envelopes and send everything back ...

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Saturday the 29th was certainly different here.  First, it was 23 years since Willie passed away.  Archie Jennings, Ron and Rex Boeddeker and Moi got together at my place to play Pinochle.  Winning wasn’t important.  Visiting was great.  I only ...

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Kathy Salern called with some interesting information.  She and I grew up in the same area of Los Angeles and she said that Hollywood Park was being dismantled, all except the casino.  This horse racing park isn’t actually in Hollywood, ...

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The world recently lost a great man, Nelson Mandela.  I compare him to Mahatma Ghandi for what was contributed to society; his list of Seven Dangers to Human Virtue are: 1 – Wealth Without Work, 2 – Pleasure Without Conscience, ...

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Well, I managed to get out my driveway and into Ava last Thursday for a clinic appointment and to the office to work on church bulletins and correspondence.  The ruts made by the MFA Oil truck cut good grooves on ...

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Christmas is approaching quickly as usual.  Hopefully people are being careful with spending.  The advertising lures us to spend more than is reasonable and often our children believe there is no end to their needs and wants.  Credit cards are ...

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An awakening this week!  All my life I have heard many adages, not all of which were totally clear as to their true meaning.  As I was in the kitchen chopping celery and onions one of my mother’s sayings came ...

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