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In Loving Memory of a Wonderful Mother-in-Law

She lived, she laughed, she loved. These words repeatedly pop into my mind as I think about my mother-in-law, Muriel Rosemary Shute (nee Beardwood), who fell asleep in the Lord at the age of 88 years on July 1, 2019 … Continue reading

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Timing Is Everything

Back in 1960, singer/songwriter Jimmy Jones made the million-seller song, “Good Timin’.” The R & B song relates the historical encounters of David and Goliath, and Columbus and Queen Isabella to the prospects of a boy meeting the right girl at … Continue reading

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Happiness and the Law

The joke is told about an officer in a police helicopter who spotted a car speeding down the Interstate. He radioed his partner on the ground and the patrol officer in the car stopped the speeder and began writing a … Continue reading

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Sweet Surrender

“Surrender and come out with your hands up!” Usually, these words conjure a scene in our minds where police have surrounded a robber caught after committing a crime. The robber is left with a decision: to give up to authorities … Continue reading

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Special Gifts for Dads

Fathers love gifts…as long as they’re practical, of course. One Dad suggested that the family get him a gift that the whole family could get something out of. So they did. They bought Dad a new wallet. But to decide … Continue reading

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The Hope of All Hope

The S S Hope was a hospital ship. Having voyaged from 1960 until 1974, it was the first peacetime vessel in the world. And it lived up to its name. The ship was equipped with typical facilities found in a … Continue reading

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Fearing Fear

On March 4, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented his inaugural address during one of the darkest times of the nation’s history. The United States was in the grip of what would be called The Great Depression. The nation desperately … Continue reading

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