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 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    October 17, 2018 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 20, 2018

Okay, here we are... Summer!!!

The days are most definitely hotter, the evenings are lit with distant flashing clouds hammering some unsuspecting community with Armageddon like hail and it's just a slight bit cooler for sleeping....

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 13, 2018

How does one celebrate a 27-year marriage? Well, I can answer that!

First, you send your youngest kid to Japan. Then you ask your adult son to care for your dogs, cat, and chickens for the weekend. Arrange a get away with some friends at a little-known bed and...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 6, 2018

My Baby Girl is Headed to Japan and I am Ready for a Vacation!

My youngest child leaves today for Japan. Wow, my 16-year-old baby girl leaves to see the world... such a strange feeling. She went to Australia last summer and had a blast. This is Japan though and...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 30, 2018

Love You, Uncle Pat

Well now I know I am getting old... My friend just retired, I guess at least my friends are not keeling over from old age, right? We all aim to retire, we save for it and plan to be free to do with...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Rural Roads and Wildlife

As many of you know, I live rather rurally and as a result I share my property with many critters. I also share the dirt roads with most of them as well. I have shared with you about the jackrabbits...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 16, 2018

The Most Precious Mother's Day Gifts

When you read this, it will be well after Mother's Day, but as I write it is in fact, Mother's Day 2018. Mother's Day is a special day, always ranking high on the family occasion list, when you all...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 9, 2018

I do love Saturdays.

This past Saturday was particularly booked, the "Mom Has No Life And No Option Taxi Service" had a full day scheduled and as the sole owner and operator I had to gear up. I woke early as my men of...

 

Hail the American Meal!

Do you remember the scene in A Christmas Story where Ralphie's little brother shows his mom 'how the piggies eat'? Well, right before that scene he is grumbling, "Meatloaf, beetloaf, ucky yucky meatlo...

 

The Wind Had Better Leave My Hair Alone!

Did you survive the wind machine mother nature sent to us this past week? Was that crazy or what? Out here we have no trees or buildings to slow the blow, it just hits us at full speed and we...

 

I Am Back On "Mission Mode"

This week, we have had the honor of hosting a young man who is serving our country in the Navy. He is a smart and intelligent fella. He and my son went to high school together and along with another c...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    April 4, 2018

Wind and Fires

Wow, things are just howling outside. This wind has become vicious and is blowing all manner of things around. Like Easter grass and wrappers from chocolate eggs. Is it from people just throwing it ou...

 

Negativity Breeds, As Does Positivity...

Life is what we make of it and how we spend our time whilst living is of the utmost importance. Negativity breeds, to live your life in all those negative thoughts and emotions leaves you with simply...

 

It's Just A Stinkin' Fish...

Sonny is our fish, not a fish on a wall or a battery operated talking fish, but a real live swimming Beta fish. We got him as a gift when we attended a wedding, he was part of the table's centerpiece...

 

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