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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Two Lane Highways
Posted Friday, July 18, at 9:46 PM
Road Trips can be a lot of fun. Especially, if you don't have any particular time-table or destination in mind. David and I took such a trip on the 4th of July. Our journey began in Saint Joseph, Missouri; where Jesse James had a few run-ins with the law, and if I remember correctly was fatally shot by that the dirty little coward, named Mister Howard...

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Stars or Stripes?
Posted Thursday, June 26, at 9:26 PM

Does anyone remember the Texaco Service Man Commercial growing up where he is stripped of his service stripes because he didn't perform up to Texaco's high standards? I am sure that dates me a little bit. Lately, there is some confusion in America about who is a star and who deserves to have their stripes removed...

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"Uncle Bud"
Posted Friday, June 13, at 11:43 PM

Father's Day is rolling around before I can blink an eye. I was thinking about all the roles that our dad played during our growing up years. As I have said before, our home was a way station for cousins and friends during the summer. I don't believe that anyone ever complained about not having enough room or getting enough food to eat...

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Fly Swatters
Posted Thursday, June 12, at 4:00 PM

When my niece Chas was little, she was the champion fly-swatter of the house. Dad would say, "there's a fly," and Chas would run to the broom closet and get the fly swatter out. The look and determination on her face was priceless. I struggle sometimes with myself to keep my blogs uplifting or to provide some kind of meat for thought. ...

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Mother's Day
Posted Friday, May 23, at 10:36 PM

I spent Mother's Day in Idaho this year. It was the first time in over 30 years,that I spent it with my mom. The best part is that I completely surprised her with Bev's help and hospitality. I flew out on the Thursday before Mother's day; rented a car and stealthily snuck into my sister's apartment about midnight. The next morning as soon as I heard Mom stirring around, I walked up the stairs and said, "Good Morning, Mom."...

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Home Sweet Home
Posted Friday, May 2, at 7:54 PM

We are not quite settled into our new home yet, but last Sunday morning; I woke up feeling as though I could write again. There are still boxes waiting to be unpacked but progress has been made. And we are enjoying the wonderful quiet of our new corner of the world...

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Entitlement Disorder
Posted Saturday, February 8, at 3:32 AM

I am inventing a new disease called "ENTITLEMENT DISORDER. It strikes all walks of life whether you are young or old; rich or poor. Is it contagious? I am beginning to think so. In the interest of fairness to those of you who seem to be sensitive to Common Sense, I am issuing a Spoiler Alert, so that you can turn the page and read something else...

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I Packed It In A Rotella Box
Posted Thursday, January 30, at 9:27 PM

The last time we moved was over nineteen years ago. David was working for Pilot Oil at the time and so, our packing box of choice was a Rotella Box. At the time, I was thrilled that we had a nice sturdy box to pack our stuff in. However, we quickly discovered how difficult it was to find anything after our move. ...

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Saying Goodbye
Posted Thursday, January 9, at 10:13 PM

Our Warren passed away last week. I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but I feel as though we knew each other quite well. He had a great sense of history. His stories were always captivating and fun. I do believe that I have had to say goodbye to a great many people these past four years. It never gets easy. My heart goes out to Warren's family during this difficult time...

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Let There Be Peace On Earth
Posted Sunday, December 22, at 1:09 PM

We have heard that plea countless times in our lifetime and particularly at Christmas Time. Personal Accountability has been a running theme in my blogs since I started writing them. Along the way, I have discovered a great deal about myself personally and most of all I have found new friends and interests...

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No Lumps of Coal in My Stocking
Posted Wednesday, December 11, at 9:32 PM

A great deal of care was taken to prepare for Christmas at our house. For several weeks, Mom and Dad's bedroom was off-limits for any reason because of the gifts that were stored there. I have mentioned all of this before in several blogs, but I have been missing our dad something fierce. He was like the brightest lights on the Christmas Tree during Christmas...

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The Gettysburg Address
Posted Tuesday, November 19, at 9:15 PM

Today was the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. With your permission, I am going to share his words with you: The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln "Fore score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...

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Guard Duty
Posted Monday, November 11, at 9:34 PM

Our military never sleeps. Someone is on guard every hour of the day, all around the globe. Harold Percival was a British RAF World War II Veteran who passed away on the 25th of October at the ripe old age of 99. He served with the 617 Squadron, which carried out the historic "Dambuster Raid" to destroy dams in the Ruhr Valley in Nazi Germany...

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Every Blessing
Posted Thursday, October 31, at 11:49 PM

One of my favorite hymns to sing is "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing." The lyrics describe a personal struggle in life and the recognition that our God is awesome, merciful and mighty. Robert Robinson penned this hymn at the age of 22 in 1757. He had lost his father at an early age and fell in with a rowdy group of boys. ...

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An Invitation to The Picnic
Posted Thursday, October 10, at 5:55 PM

Our Uncle Robert passed away in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Once again, I am reminded on how important it is to keep our loved ones close to our hearts. Thanksgiving Dinner was one of the biggest events of our young lives. Makeshift tables were made in Grandma and Grandpa Roesberry's Dining and Living Room. There was a huge turkey; all the trimmings, desserts and side dishes of every kind...

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The Other Roseberry
Posted Wednesday, September 18, at 12:14 AM

I am of the opinion that we should share our appreciation and regard to our loved ones long before the final goodbyes are said. An opportunity to do so is sometimes limited by distance or by procrastination. Our Uncle Robert has a different spelling of his name than the rest of his siblings. A well-intentioned nurse or doctor who filled out the birth certificate, felt that the surname Roesberry should be spelled Roseberry...

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Just To Pass The Time Away.
Posted Tuesday, September 10, at 5:30 PM

For the past two weeks, I have been a painting fool. My tiny little bathroom got a "makeover". I wouldn't say that I made it look any prettier, because my bathroom is smaller than most coat closets. But I had purchased great expensive paint at the bargain price of $5.00 a can. Al because someone didn't quite like the shade after seeing the finished product...

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I've Been Working on The Railroad.
Posted Friday, August 23, at 8:15 AM

I swear that the entire summer has gone by in a flash! I have been keeping my head down low and working steadily to rid my house of "stuff." While a considerable amount has gone out the door via yard sales, and donations, I still have part of a sun room filled with my favorite things...

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A View From The Fence Post
Posted Monday, July 22, at 5:48 PM

A good fence post is essential for the support of barbed wire. Problems are sure to develop if your fence post has rotted a little or if the hole wasn't dug down deep enough. For the past several years, Americans have been leaning pretty hard on their fence posts. A person can assume that all fences are created equal, when in fact, they are only as good as the person who maintains the fence or digs the post-hole...

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Saluting Our Independence
Posted Tuesday, July 2, at 6:26 PM

Nearly every day, we hear about a courageous act of valor carried out by an individual. To most people, who are called a hero, they simply state that they did what they had to do in order to save someone. My heart goes out to those families who recently lost their loved ones in Arizona...

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Fixing fence is the one of the hardest jobs on a ranch. I no longer live on a ranch, but I do know what hard work is. Fences are everyone's concern, but nowadays,the "hole" is always your neighbor's side not your own. It used to be that you would respect your neighbor and mend the fence together. If their cows got in your field, a simple phone call resolved the problem. You might even saddle up your own horse and help them gather them up. We need more people who are willing to roll their sleeves up and fix the fence regardless of who your neighbor is. There are people in this country who need to be reminded that a fence is like the way you should conduct your life. Your posts should be straight and neat. The wire needs to be stretched tight and your gate might be closed, but can still be easily opened. And most of all, we can all saddle up together and ride the range, it won't matter if you have an Appaloosa, Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred. The cows still have to be gathered, fences have to be fixed, and the range is a wide open space of opportunity for us all.
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