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LET US NOW PRAISE CONTINUING TRADITIONS INVOLVING CHOCOLATE

We were not Catholic then but by golly, I experienced Purgatory for at least an hour every week. Continue reading

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Line drying

We used a clothesline when I was a kid. Most folks did. The wind blows for free and most back yards had a set of galvanized T-poles with thick gauged wire strung up on them. Clothes were pinned to these … Continue reading

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Summer

From time to time I run across the question, “What is your favorite time of year?” and I automatically reply, “Summer.” It’s not just that summer is a comfortable time for me, as I have a hard time dealing with … Continue reading

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The Hallmark Movie Channel Drinking Game

The Hallmark Channel is not about to produce a movie that doesn’t follow the formula. Continue reading

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What Women Want: Men, Listen Up

I recently read an article called “What Men Want: These Are Guys’ Biggest Turn-Offs.” OH REALLY. Most of the article dealt with appearances and other superficial matters. Well, let’s not allow that to go unanswered, shall we? WHAT WOMEN WANT: … Continue reading

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Native tongue

Domio (Joe) and Annie Watson started school in the dusty southwest Oklahoma town of Elgin, the oldest two children of their part white, part Muscogee (Creek) family. The Elgin area included families with jobs at the nearby Air Force base. … Continue reading

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“Watsons Don’t Cry.”

People handle grief in different ways. Some take dignified comfort in the sympathy of loved ones to make peace with the situation; others wail and howl until their pain finds a measure of relief in expression. Still others maintain a … Continue reading

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Sand for the castle

Christmas is a weird time for me. I knew Christmas had to do with some religious experience people expected me to know but never bothered to explain, and for some reason Santa came into play. In my child world, Santa … Continue reading

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Of sage dressing and dancing birds

Of all the scents that trigger old memories, nothing can send me back in time quite like the smell of sage dressing. Sage dressing was my mother’s signature dish, heavy with the savory spice and accompanying flavors celery and onion. … Continue reading

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