Books Sales in Bloom

Books Sales in Bloom

Picturesque fields of spring wildflowers haven’t been the only thing blooming here in South Central Texas lately. My observation is based on achieving a new personal best record by attending four local library book sales in three days in Schulenburg, La Grange, Weimar...
Easter Memories: Faith, Family, Fun

Easter Memories: Faith, Family, Fun

Easter blessings abound through expressions of our faith, practicing family rituals and revisiting fun recollections. It’s also a good time to make new memories. Let’s revisit three special Easter stories that friends have shared. No Store-Bought Baskets...
No April Fools’ – Prices 50 Years Ago

No April Fools’ – Prices 50 Years Ago

It’s no April Fools’ joke that certain banking entities were paying 5% to 6% dividends on deposits 50 years ago. Prices for groceries, clothing, cars, building materials, and TVs have changed, too, according to 1972 ads clipped from The Fayette County Record in La...
A Tomcat’s Wellness Trip

A Tomcat’s Wellness Trip

Jumper ‘Jaws’ Thomas is my name and recovery has been my recent game. Thanks for the emails and texts you sent Elaine wishing me well after my surgery. I have to admit that it has been a rocky time, no pun intended. Skip this paragraph if you don’t fancy learning the...
Mother’s Words-to-the-Wise

Mother’s Words-to-the-Wise

In honor of what would have been my mother’s birthday on Sunday, I’d like to share 10 of her favorite sayings. I’ve heard Mother repeat her words-to-the-wise at least 100 times. However, when I stop and consider the advice offered by these self-help truisms in dealing...