Category: Partly Nonsense

Building up the sisterhood

“Be a woman other women can trust…. Successful women have a tribe of loyal and honest women behind them…. Be a woman who lifts other women.” —Sophia A. Nelson I don’t know if it’s my youngest turning into a teenager or me turning another year older right behind her, but the stars have aligned in such a way that the […]

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So much for cell mistakes

You can’t even make a mistake when you use your cell phone without someone else knowing about it. For example, I accidentally hit the button on my phone that happened to be brother Mark’s number. I knew he would see it and call me back, which was perfectly OK. Since there is really no cost in making a video call, […]

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Odd call made the difference

As I witnessed the KU-OU game this past Tuesday, I realized what a smart move Sooner coach Lon Kruger made on the Jayhawks in the final few minutes of the game that OU won quite easily. Kruger put in a sub who fouled KU’s big center every time KU had possession of the ball. The sub eventually fouled out, but he succeeded […]

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Bought my first Almanac

I never owned a Farmers’ Almanac until I bought suspenders in a farm store recently. The book was right in front of me at the checkout counter and I made an impulse buy on the spot. ◼ I am starting to doubt myself at times now, after the big fall, since I am having trouble figuring out up from down. ◼ […]

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Call first to renew license

If you are planning to renew your driver’s license in Marion at the courthouse, call before you go since they only now do that Tuesday through Friday. I was planning to go on a Monday recently, which would have been a wasted trip. I think the card asks you to call because the days they do it may change from […]

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Recalling colleague and friend

What does one do when a friend and colleague for more than 50 years dies? I think the best thing to do is to remember all of the good that person has done and how it has made one’s life better. This week I am remembering my friend and colleague Don R.Wipf, who was living in Rogers, Ark., with wife […]

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Save date for HHS reunion

Start planning for the HHS All School reunion during homecoming, which is sometime during late September and early to mid-October. We don’t have the date yet, but save time during this time of year to attend. The class of 1968 is celebrating its 50th anniversary of graduation this year. • Watch for details for the all-school reunion on the Free […]

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Taxes are a sign of wealth

I have never worried about paying our taxes. It was just something you do and figure it out somehow. My father-in-law, Ennis Unruh, always told me that if you are paying taxes you must be making a little money so don’t fret about it. Be happy you are able to pay taxes. • We don’t fall into the very rich […]

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The fog is clearing, finally

I think I am finally coming out of the fog almost two weeks after the fall. My vision is clearing a bit and the blur is going away as well as the double vision that came back for a while. • I am still bummed that I didn’t get to attend the dedication ceremony for the Shari Flaming Center for […]

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Another bout with injury

Last Saturday evening, Dec. 2, when I went out to our garage to put a pizza box in our recycling I never imagined what would happen next. I still don’t remember it, but as I was going up the steps back into the house, I grabbed for the railing and missed, falling backward from the top step of two and […]

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