Monthly Archives: June 2019

After the Rains

I took a stroll in the backyard just before dusk the other night after some late afternoon rain showers.  The frogs were creating their symphony chorus (and quite loudly I might add!) and the first few lightning bugs were starting … Continue reading

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Summer Reading- 2019

What makes for good summer reading?  Perhaps a little more romance?  Books about summer?  The beach?  I guess it’s different for everybody.  Normally, I prefer reading nonfiction.  But in the summer, I like to throw in a little fiction.  This … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

My father has been gone for 25 years now (that doesn’t seem possible)!  He died in 1994 after a two year fight with colon cancer.  I still miss my daddy and always will.   He was a great man, a gentle … Continue reading

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Opening My Eyes

Today, I was thinking  about a beautiful spring day thirteen years ago when I was driving my mother home from an appointment with her oncologist.  At the time, she was battling three different types of cancer and she was at … Continue reading

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God in Surgery

Before I became a veterinarian, I worked at a local veterinary clinic near my home as a veterinary assistant/kennel worker.  There are just some patients I will never forget.  One of those patients was a big ole very gentle and … Continue reading

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Out in Nature Hiking Bryant Grove Trail

Hubby and I recently returned to a trail we’ve hiked in the past, called the Bryant Grove Trail located in Long Hunter State Park near Nashville, Tennessee.  It’s a good trail if you like solitude while hiking (we do) as … Continue reading

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The Marcia Trimble Case: A Murder that Took Away a City’s Innocence

I stumbled upon the murdered girl’s grave purely by accident one day while my husband and I were out visiting the graves of relatives at the cemetery.  When I saw it, I felt an involuntary gasp come from my mouth … Continue reading

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