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July 4 a time to honor, celebrate

July 4 a time to honor, celebrate

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on July 2, 2003.

Birthdays are special, and some are more special than others. Since I observed a special birthday — my 80th — last Saturday I know that I feel "special" since there were stacks of birthday cards from all over the United States, and even from Hawaii, and there were gifts of fruit, fresh vegetables, jelly, jam, preserves, pickles, candy, flowers from the florist, two birthday cakes that my daughter baked, balloons, books, dish towels, pot holders, money and so many sweet letters, visits and phone calls. Just a simple "thank you" seems inadequate,but it comes from my heart.

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Memories of Andress Motors Company

Memories of Andress Motors Company

While talking to Thad Andress about the old days at Andress I thought of my first days there. They were not successful days, to put it mildly. This was November 25 1940, ...

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Remembering the ‘old stores’

Remembering the ‘old stores’

Recently a lady who did not grow up in Minden, remarked that she appreciated me talking of old businesses that are gone, and their location. And last week a man who is al...

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Ice cream and West Brothers

Ice cream and West Brothers

When I was a little girl, the Webster Parish Library was located where the Children's Center is today.

I was allowed to check out five books at a time. I would go home, re...

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Excuses, excuses

Excuses, excuses

Often I have a lot of excuses why I can't do something. I have been guilty of quoting Milton from "On His Blindness" and saying "Will God require day labor, light denied?...

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Jolie’s a fun hero-villain in ‘Maleficent’

Jolie’s a fun hero-villain in ‘Maleficent’

Maybe it's too soon to say the tide has shifted definitively. But it's certainly been a unique time for fairy-tale villains.

After hundreds of years of moral clarity, sudd...

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Remembering the Cozy Theater

Remembering the Cozy Theater

I have had several inquiries about the Cozy Theater that was located behind the stores on back street.

Some never knew of its existence. One lady remembered that blacks we...

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