Monthly Archives: April 2010

Two Nice Comments

Yesterday was a boost to my self-esteem. One of the things I do is write a quarterly Opinion Shaper column for our weekly county newspaper. A friend from church called to say she saw my most recent column which was … Continue reading

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They Should Learn to Shuffle

Because I only have dial-up Internet service, I frequently have to wait a long time for web pages to download. Often I click over to the games on my computer for a hand or two of Solitare while I wait … Continue reading

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Less than Satisfactory Phone Calls

Yesterday was the day of less than satisfactory phone calls. First, I called my doctor’s office to request a prescription for the quarterly blood tests before my appointment in about ten days. Because of my insurance coverage, I have to … Continue reading

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An Assortment of Topics

Remember the friend who had to be airlifted from Springfield due to a heart attack? Heard last night that she went home from the hospital Tuesday. It was determined she didn’t need the stents they were planning to put in. … Continue reading

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To Springfield for Conference

Last Thursday I left town to attend the annual Women’s Conference from my church. This year the conference was held in Springfield, MO. It’s a four-hour drive to Springfield. It’s through pretty countryside, rolling … and steeper than rolling … … Continue reading

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False Economy

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to try to stand upon your principles. About five or six weeks ago I was given a traffic ticket in a neighboring community. If I had chosen to mail in the fine, it would have been … Continue reading

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Another Mini-Vacation

Yesterday I went for a bus ride. My next Opinion Shaper column is due on Wednesday.  I’ve wanted to write a column about the new bus service which has been started in Jefferson County. The bus goes from Arnold in the … Continue reading

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Unusual Travelogue

Last night was the monthly travelogue. The topic was Yellowstone National Park and most of us had a ho hum attitude toward seeing yet another picture of Old Faithful. The lecturer is a friend of a man who shoots film … Continue reading

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Election Day Stories

As I mentioned in my previous post, I worked Tuesday as an election judge. We only had 193 voters all day (from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.) so it was a long day. But it wasn’t without its excitement. At … Continue reading

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On Election Day

One of the part-time jobs I have is that of an election judge. Friday I went for refresher judge training. Late yesterday afternoon the election judges for my poll were to turn up at the polling place to get it … Continue reading

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