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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 almost my age stopped me and told me how much he likes to remember the old stores and the people who worked there. I do, too, and so I am continuing some more of my thoughts of what "was" and is now gone.

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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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The holes in the mantel tell a story

The holes in the mantel tell a story

The holes under the mantel tell a story.

Three holes appear to be the oldest in the bottom of the mantel. These were placed there that first Christmas after we were marrie...

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