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Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 9:17am

....my in-laws are precious folks (I really mean it), we have always had a great relationship, and shared many experiences together...joyous times, not so joyous, and then plain ole' funny. I would like to share with you a couple of humorous occasions where my normally thoughtful and conscientious mother-in-law created a little stir....


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Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 5:29pm

As a particular family were helping one another with dinner preparations, the mother asked the youngest to go into the poorly lit pantry for a can of soup. He said, "I'm afraid of the dark!". His mother reassured him that Jesus is always with him and would be with him even in the pantry. The little boy wanted to be so brave and overcome his fear. So with head held high, steps very slow and calculated on his journey to the pantry, he grasped the handle with all his might, threw open the door and yelled in "Jesus, can you please hand me a can of soup?!".


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Friday, May 2, 2008 - 2:19pm

Valley air stinks and will for years to come. It drives off business and sickens people to death. The American Lung Association, among others, annually reminds us how bad off we are. But those of us who've moved around the country can take that one step further.


How about tracking the air in places you've previously lived? OK, it's a snapshot in time -- you don't live there now, but bad air (water, crime, etc.) tend to be trendy, lingering for years.


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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 10:39am

With so many bodies under the budgetary knife and everyone screaming, who gets 9-1-1 treatment from Congressmen?


The Congressional Management Foundation, a research arm for lawmakers and their staffs, has examined five popular myths and offered how-to's for those trying to make their "Help!" resonate.



  1. Myth: "One size fits all" congressional offices. Reality: Target and tailor the message for each lawmaker and his district. And know what your rep has already done on legislation -- don't ask him to co-sponsor something he's already authored.

wholderman's picture
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 7:55pm

.....okay, the correct spelling is "Southern Hospitality". My husband and I just returned from a trip to South Carolina to see our #1 son. He moved there (near Charleston) last September to take a new job. It was great to see him and to experience delightful "Carolinanes", who are exceptionally hospitable, welcomed us with extensive greetings, fed us oh too well, asked at every juncture if we were enjoying ourselves, and encouraged us to pack up our bags and "move on back"!