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Memories

QUOTE – “SILENCE IS GOLDEN” I was asked to write an article on this quote, “Silence is golden.” One day in my younger years, my father and I were walking along, and we passed a group of people talking. Some of them wanted to put their two cents worth in and some of the voices…

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Rutledge Renegades

Larry & Deanna are back from Arizona. Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Kirksville. Rutledge Ruby Red Hats met at IDK in Baring. Reva Hustead & Neta Phillips went on to Kirksville. Don Vetter & Debbie Gay met with Alline Anderson. (Note) Trent Shultz will be President in 2004. Some of those in this…

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Pondering

Three Generations Of Love I was visiting with a secretary at the Blessing Hospital one day when I noticed a green and blue sparkly tumbler. And, the secretary explained, “my daughter had that made for me. It has all my grandchildren on it. That keeps them close to my heart and I can take them…

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On the Brighter Side

By Words (By Golly) Ordinary words just don’t satisfy in some situations. To provide the needed emphasis some folks add their own special words. My great grandfather would say “By the jumped up” and for even more emphasis he would say “By the jumped up humped up” before completing a statement. His wife would say…

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The Edina I Knew

My Friend Jimmy Allen I first met Jimmy in the second grade right here in Edina. I remember him in blue overalls, just like mine. Jimmy was as skinny as I was and not at all bashful. If there was excitement about, Jimmy was part of it. We were always friends till the 7th grade,…

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Reflections and Inspirations

The Name Game I think all of us could agree that the selection of a name is an important task. One of the first tasks that God gave to man was to name the animals. Names matter. Names establish identity. How affirming it is when someone remembers you and calls you by name. Names distinguish…

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Pams Corner

That’s Corny! Some people will remember the old Hee Haw television show or maybe have seen some reruns. It was a show based on music and comedy. The humor was very “corny” but it made us all laugh about the imaginary place called “Cornfield County” especially to those of us who live among the cornfields.…

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The Edina I Knew

The Blizzard and Two Young Neighbor Boys 1970 It’s January 1970 and I am working at the Army Record Center in St. Louis. My wife calls and says, “Bill, they are forecasting blizzard conditions for North Missouri, you should try to get home before it strikes.” I ask my Colonel for a 3-day pass to…

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Memories

QUOTE 15: SKIN A CAT “There is more than one way to skin a cat.” In days of love and caring, this quote was to make people to think of solutions to help someone to accomplish a problem. The purpose was to make us think. Not just for our purpose, but to find things that…

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On the Brighter Side

Blessed Be The Memory I was almost three when I heard her first cry.  Eight-one years later  she breathed her last breath on Easter Sunday, 2021. We were sisters and we were also best friends.  We played paper dolls together, played “let’s pretend”, wore matching dresses and shirts made by our mother.  When we were…

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