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Apr 16th

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A love letter to Minden

A love letter to Minden

There are four of us who live in our home – my son, me and our two 14-year-old cats. Two of these are paranoid about storms. That would be me and my "Sissy" cat. (The other cat, P.K, is a moron who sleeps 22 hours out of 24, and eats the rest of the time.) When the barometric pressure changes Sissy becomes restless and agitated long before the TV sends out storm warnings. Sure enough there will soon be a bad weather forecast. I am not that attuned to the pressure, but when the sky darkens and there is an alert on the television, I become apprehensive. My son is the stabilizing influence as he tries to calm us down, and take care of our fears.

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Old stores and memories gone

Old stores and memories gone

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 a...

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Resolutions for 80+

Resolutions for 80+

I am writing this on Sunday, December 30, to be published on Wednesday, January 2, 2008.

Today was a very bad day for me. I had a partial sleepless night, slept from midni...

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New Year’s-Happy and Sad

New Year’s-Happy and Sad

(This was Momma's last New Year's Column – published on December 26, 2007. She died on October 12, 2008 – John Agan.)

And so next Tuesday is another New Year's, a new begi...

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Going back to Christmases lost

Going back to Christmases lost

Sometimes I wish that I could go back to the Christmases of long ago. Christmases past that are lost to me except in memory.

There I'd smell the scent of the pine tree tha...

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