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Gossip (10/29/09)

Over the years I have learned what harm can come from gossip or just talking about other people.

Keepers (10/28/09)

I grew up in the fifties with practical parents — a Mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it.

What You Are (10/27/09)

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma City. My friend and proud father Bobby Lewis was taking his two little boys to play miniature golf.

The Optimist (10/26/09)

There is a story of identical twins. One was a hope-filled optimist. “Everything is coming up roses!” he would say. The other twin was a sad and hopeless pessimist.

Only One Childhood (10/23/09)

I stopped to watch my little girl busy playing in her room. In one hand was a plastic phone; in the other a toy broom.

Wise Ole' Indian Chief (10/21/09)

When told the reason for daylight saving time the Old Indian said,
"Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off

Don't Scuff Your Shoes! (10/20/09)

How many mothers make sure their children wear the correct sized shoes and modern style?

The Cab Ride (10/19/09)

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. When I arrived at 2:30 a.m., the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window.

Instructions for Life (10/14/09)

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2. Memorize your favorite poem.
3. Don't believe all you hear.
4. Don't spend all you have.

The Tablecloth (10/13/09)

The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned
to their first ministry, to reopen a church
in suburban Brooklyn , arrived in early October

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