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Not too many years ago, my mom drove my sisters and me to the lake to swim. We usually carried snacks and made a day of sitting on the muddy ground or at the scratchy concrete picnic tables. We always carried a float of some kind and my sisters would float halfway across the lake trying to get a tan. I doggy-paddled and floated, learned to swim under water and had a blast sitting in the shade, prying apart clam shells looking for pearls. (I was convinced they were oysters that all held treasure.) On the way home, we occasionally pulled through the little red snow cone stand drive thru, more
It may be that my Uncle Mort and George M. Cohan, “the man who owned Broadway,” may not have as much in common as we’ve been led to believe. For years, Mort has claimed that he and the “Yankee Doodle Dandy” share the same birthday. more
Arp Mayor Terry Lowry is following in his late father’s footsteps by serving the city he grew up in. During Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, May 30, Lowry gave a presentation about the city of Arp, as part of the “Connecting Communities” initiative started by Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran. more
“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ more
When I met my husband in 1992, one of our earliest conversations was about the things we hoped to do in our future. We talked about college degrees and careers, about marriage and children, about where we’d like to live and what we hoped to do in our retirement years. Even before we were a couple, we loved to talk about what our individual hopes were. Once we began dating, we were pretty serious, always talking, always daydreaming about what would come our way in the future. more
Writing about both legs of a plane trip being among life’s most memorable experiences is unlikely. A medical emergency flying out and a fire engine on the return to Dallas/Fort Worth International … more
Former Whitehouse student Amy Garner has made quite a name for herself over the past year. Garner’s book “Redeemed For a Reason” received some major awards in the past six months. In … more
“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ more
If you have read this column for any length of time, you know I am a big reader. While I have a huge bookshelf next to my bed, there are stacks of books on my night stand, on the floor at the foot of my bed, and in various other locations around my house. The funny part is my husband is exactly the same, always in the middle of two or three books. To say that our bedroom is home to hundreds of books would be an understatement. We need a personal library! more
Growing up in Cushing, Caleb Davis was raised to do the right thing. His father Ross, who Davis credits as the most influential person in his life, made sure he had what he needed. He needed God, love, food and big dose of character. Troup will soon see that his parents did a pretty good job of bringing up a man who can stand tall in a crisis and can also take a knee to talk to a child. more
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