Category Archives: Memories

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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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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The Toxic Gas Leak

Last week my niece spent a terrifying thirty minutes locked down in a bathroom fearing for her life.  She had gone to a lab at the vet school she attends Friday evening to study with a friend.  While there, they … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Gerbils

I was in the 10th grade, the day I excitedly walked in the back door of our family home one afternoon, home from school and carrying a pair of agouti Mongolian gerbils–male and female, compliments of my biology teacher.  I … Continue reading

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How I Dealt With a Fear of Public Speaking

I remember the first time I had to give a speech in front of a classroom.  It was 1972 and I was 13 years old and in the 8th grade. And I was terrified. It was supposed to be a … Continue reading

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Camping Memories

I have a book of writing prompts and I was looking through it for ideas today since I’m at a loss as to what to write about.  It actually has some pretty good prompts.  Here’s what I chose for today. … Continue reading

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Trash Can Woes

I can’t believe I’m actually going to write a blog post about trash cans but yes, I am.  In books about writing, it seems the advice I read about over and over for writer’s block is just to, well, WRITE!  … Continue reading

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