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I'm Ready!

You have heard of "dooms day preppers", right? I think I might have become one and I did not intentionally set out to become someone who preps for the possibility of "Doom." I am not talking about sta...

 

It's Tradition

It's over... Did you make merry and happy memories? I hope so. Our Christmas this year was a bit different than what we have become accustomed to. When a parent has to celebrate a major holiday...

 

I Resolve to Be a Better Me!

Typically, when I write my column I can write about things in the here and now, the things that are currently on my mind or popping up. Well, with the Holiday Season things at the printer change, gee...

 

Christmas Time

Don't you hate it when you meet up with someone and as a conversation filler this time of year, they ask you if you have gotten all of your shopping done? I always fight the urge to say, "Yeah, everyo...

 

What a Day!

My ol’ Bessy was due for an oil change and a tire rotation. So I take her to the dealership as I always have all these many years. With my head hung low in embarrassment as I drive in past all the...

 

A Cajun Thanks- giving

I am in Louisiana, in a small town where my father and his wife live and have for around 40 years. The trees are green and some are of the "palm" variety, others are the same as you might have at...

 

Blanket trolls

We all know that teenagers are just basically blanket trolls. They would sleep until they starved to death if we left them undisturbed. When they do emerge, they should not be talked to, looked at,...

 

Sir Oreo

Right now, my Annie (our Chiweenie) is cowering at my feet for we have let pure evil into our home. Godzilla (our teacup Chihuahua) is curled up in his bed hoping to remain unnoticed by said pure...

 

Hair Day

I am three cups into my morning pot of coffee and I am remembering a time this past month where I felt so free, so carefree, so lighthearted, but also so very naked. I get my hair done, as most of us...

 

Colorful

Oh my word, don't you just love this time of year? I saw a woman on a motorcycle the other day at the gas station in a big fluffy fuchsia tutu and neon green leggings, of course she had a helmet on fo...

 

Baboons!

When our kids are toddlers we are told to get down on the floor and crawl around to see the world from their perspective and clear away any hazards in your home that they might find. Well, I have...

 

Hunt He Must...

This morning I woke up at dark thirty and at the dining table sat Old Man sipping a cup of coffee. This is not how our mornings usually look on Saturdays. I am often awake and he sleeps until 7 or 8...

 

Cars on the Road...

This week while driving my daughter the 45 minutes to an hour-long drive to school, she remarked about seeing the same car earlier in the week. It popped into my brain that we develop relationships...

 

12-Year-Old Reports the News

If you are anything like me, you have a favorite news team on your favorite channel of television. You look to them for your information about an accident on a major road or an update of your...

 

Deepest Apologies to Anyone I May Have Offended

Today, I am so very sorry. Today, I found out that someone called the newspaper office to say my column had angered them. I have been writing this column under the old adage 'no news is good news;' kn...

 

Not My Kind of Tailgating

We have all had that person ride our bumper as we cruise down the road, almost as if they are trying to push us along. In truth, I am that person that will let off my gas pedal and slow down just to...

 

What Happened?

Editor's Note: This week we are reprinting one of our favorite columns by Alice Trulson. Watch for a new "Oh My Word" next week. When I look into your eyes, I see love... creation... life......

 

Sometimes I really do wonder if we are ever truly happy...

We complain when the warm summer days get too hot. We whine when we have to rake the leaves from our lawns in the autumn. We moan at the thought of going into the frigid temperatures of winter....

 

Be Present in Your Life and in the Lives of Those You Love

How do you spend your time, with your family, driving, or at the dinner table? I love my social media. I use Facebook and I love seeing that family in other states are faring well and have maintained...

 

Good Samaritan and His Dog Need Our Support

I am changing things for this column because while I love our firefighters and adore what they have always been and will continue to be, heroes, I became annoyed that we only heard about the...

 

What is Your Typical End of the Day Conversation?

Ours is when everyone gets home from work or school, which I just cannot believe is starting back up again, and I always ask, "How was your day?" Now it depends who I ask it of, as to what the answer...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 25, 2018

We Always Rise

I hope everyone has had a moment to come up for air. The storms that have pummeled us have been so incredible, many friends have such property damage it is unbelievable. I know folks that still had to...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 18, 2018

Happy 16th Birthday

I survived my daughter's Sweet 16 and can say it was a success. Sure, not everyone made it, we did not expect to have as many as we invited... who could honestly expect that. The smile on my girl's...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Too Hot for the Living

Oh my word!!!! It is not even funny how hot it is and my brain has fried... No air conditioning in my car and then our house air has completely stopped as well. The unit on our house has had problems...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 4, 2018

Clinging To Hope and My Hairspray During This Horrible Heat

I have told you before about my hairspray, liquid concrete in a can. I spend time fixing my hair to be 'just so'. I often keep my car windows closed and have my air conditioner running because it is...

 

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