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Back in the Saddle

In our new neighborhood we have a lovely walking path that I've referred to as "hilly" and "good for the legs". Last week I took out an instrument of torture on the lovely path— the instrument I formerly referred to as my bike. The lovely hilly path ...
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Hope in Room 562

I rushed to my sister's side as soon as I could get there. Sisters of the heart, if not by birth. I told Dolly, "I must really love you to drive seven hours to see you!" She'd come close to death after a long hospital ...
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True Blue- The Splendor of Friendship

–true blue :marked by unswerving loyalty March 9, 2018.... a text: "Hey Love...in jackson hospital in montgomery. chronic heart failure they say. on lasix and will be here a couple days. going to bed soon please pray. docs don't know why its happening. Let's talk tomorrow ...
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One of God’s Best Ideas

It's the last day of November and I'm not thinking of Christmas. As I unpack boxes in our new house, my mind keeps landing on what happened thirty-two years ago today. After knowing each other for six months and seeing each other only a handful ...
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Charlotte—More Than a Friend

I lost a dear friend this week. Actually, she's not lost. It's me who's lost just knowing she's not here. Her earthly ties were cut loose and she flew right into the arms of Jesus. I'm hurting for my loss but no doubt the loss ...
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New Sight

One thing I'll miss—my morning view. A funny thing happened recently. I looked in the mirror two days after my eye surgery and saw an unfamiliar face looking back at me. I studied my skin with all its splotchiness and thought, "The sedation meds must've had ...
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Sunday Dinner and Our Favorite Recipe

Some of my friends think I'm crazy and others act impressed regarding my tradition of serving Sunday dinner. What was the norm in earlier years has been replaced by fast food burritos and sandwiches. When I was a child, restaurants were closed on Sundays! What??? ...
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More House Sap

50's kitchen "Our house was not unsentient matter — it had a heart and a soul, and eyes to see with…. We never came home from an absence that its face did not light up and speak out its eloquent welcome — and we could not ...
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Why We Should Keep Throwing Showers

My daughter Katherine was about three years old when I walked upstairs and saw a long row of shoes–our family's shoes–up and down the hallway, near the bathroom door. There she was, bright eyed with that perpetual smile. "Joy" was the nickname I'd given her ...
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Our BFFs

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." Henry Ford I'm not really sure how we ended up with such great friends. Six of our friends; three couples, come to mind. We've known them for so long that we can sometimes ...
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