Category Archives: Gratitude

End of an Era

This past week, the evening news and social media have been filled with pictures of a wrecking ball and giant claws ripping apart a landmark building that symbolized happy times in my life. Cincinnati Gardens, a 25,000-square foot indoor arena … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Anyone on Facebook is used to seeing those posts that tell us how concerned Facebook is about us. Telling us Facebook thinks we would appreciate seeing a memory from some forgotten past date. The memories are usually happy ones; showing … Continue reading

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The Right Moves

Tom and I attended a Holiday Dance Recital on Saturday afternoon. We thought we were going to watch our youngest granddaughter dance, but Jess explained the recital had a different focus than usual. It was going to be a fun afternoon … Continue reading

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A Simple Thanksgiving

I am enjoying this stage of my life, trying to age gracefully by not complaining and being grateful for everything in my life. I do have one regret, though. I miss not being able to cook for my family at … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Kindness

Anyone dislike Daylight Savings Time, besides me? Looking at the rain coming down in buckets, watching the wind strip the leaves from the tree right outside my office window, it seems to go from daylight to darkness in a nanosecond. … Continue reading

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A Bridge to Connection

A bridge was dedicated in memory of Gayle Faulkner Lawson today in Harlan, Kentucky. The event will not be covered on the world evening news, but I bet it is big news in Harlan. It should be. This morning, the … Continue reading

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Southern Charm

In 1954, when I first moved from Kentucky to Ohio, I had the strongest accent ever. Some called it a southern drawl. Some said it was pure country. My daddy said I spoke hillbilly cause that was what I was! … Continue reading

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