Stories from the Slow Lane 

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...

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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...

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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...

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Christmas in Her Heart

Christmas in Her Heart

Christmas in Her Heart is a true family Christmas story that bears repeating every holiday season. I hope these simple yet remarkable memories made in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies will lift your spirit and warm your heart. The aromatic promise of an epic...

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A December to Remember

A December to Remember

Here in Fayette County, Texas, familiar sights all around us announce that Christmas 2021 could well be a December to remember. Let me share several observations with you. At the Hostyn Hill Greenhouses, Kathy is brightening the season, one poinsettia at a time....

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