Book Sales to Benefit Cancer Patients

All proceeds from book sales in October will benefit local breast cancer patients.

Laughs After Cancer

Eaten Alive

Whenever we are asked if we ever see deer or wild life on our property, Gene just starts to laugh because he knows what my response is going to be. “We live in a stinkin Disney Movie! We go outside and the birds sing while tying ribbons in my hair. Deer are humming to...

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The 12 Days of Christmas 2017

I think that I am experiencing the 12 days of Christmas early this year. We took a quick weekend trip to Texas to visit my family and my niece, Casey Ramm, surprised me with a signed Tom Clancey book written by Marc Cameron. As he was signing the book, she told him my...

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The Christmas Miracle

A few months ago, I read an article that IPod was discontinuing the Nano and Shuffle music devices.  So I asked Gene for an early Christmas present and he found me a nice, spanking new gold shuffle to store my Christmas music on.  I know that I’m opening myself up for...

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Facial Recognition

I recently saw a story about an airline that is doing away with boarding passes and using facial recognition to check in passengers.  Seriously?  This will never work.  I have had facial recognition software on my laptop for two years, and it only recognizes me about...

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The Coyote

As I was walking the Cedar Valley Nature Trail today, a coyote ran out of the woods onto the path ahead of me.  I'm not sure what the coyote was thinking, but several things went through my mind as I stopped in my tracks and stared at it. The phrase "it is more afraid...

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Genesis

As I finished my very muggy three mile walk yesterday morning, I was hot and sweaty and climbing into my car when a pickup load of 20-something year old young men drove by. They hung out the open windows and pointed and called out wolf-whistles. I glanced around and...

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Serial Numbers

Gene pulled some Omaha steaks out of the freezer last night and he turned to me and said, "Did you know our steaks have serial numbers?"  To which I replied, "Well, my boobs have serial numbers too.  Top that!"  He laughed and said he had nothing to add.  It does...

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Road to Recovery

A few weeks ago, I got sick. How do I know this? Because I went to my doctor and she said, “You are sick.” Always good to have back up. But with the great health care providers at Virginia Gay, I’m on the road to recovery. Unfortunately, that road and a serious bump...

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Thinking Outside of the Box

We had a run of bad luck last week. The front burner on our cook top quit working and then the refrigerator started making an awful noise. To be honest, I have hearing loss, so I couldn’t hear the noise in the refrigerator but it seemed to annoy everyone else,...

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The Recipe Box

When the weather gets cold and I can’t walk outside, I get a little antsy. (Gene would tell you that this is a huge understatement and that there is family folklore about the trouble I get into when I’m bored and stuck inside!) So one of the activities that I often do...

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