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Las Vegas

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A night for lots of country music fans Almost at an end, the headliner on Twenty some odd thousand they say Many were crowded around the stage. One among them was very high above On the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Looking for his form of entertainment. A lunatic loose with a bunch of guns. He had tuned many for automatic fire. His terror started with shots thru the door He opened fire to...

A Lady’s Continuing Courage

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She’s a bundle of enthusiasm, in her late 20’s. And she enjoys life, I mean really enjoys life. Why is that important? Because she has been deaf since birth. At six weeks she was wearing hearing aids. Or should I say her mom was trying to make her wear hearing aids.  She was more inclined to take them out and chew on them.  Not once did she heed the hearing aid battery manufacturer’s warning that...

I Think I’m Haunted

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I have gotten three calls over the last week that went to message. On the last message I finally learned that it was Dr. Casey’s office calling. I called Dr. Casey’s office to tell them I was not a patient of Dr. Casey, never had been, and didn’t think I would be. They couldn’t find my name in their computer system to delete it from the automatic call. They said if I received any more calls, to...

The Young College Lady and the Old Gentleman

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Update 5/28/17 AM in her Own Words I am going to preface this with a note that this story isn’t a continuation of the last. This one is one that has been on my mind for the past 1.5 months. I grew up in a community that was fortunate to never be in need of really anything. I was always fed and had clean clothes. I was never forced to go to school unless my mom could tell I was blatantly...

Chasing a Dream

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I remember it well. 1946, 1947, and maybe 1948. Depending on what kind of workday my dad had had, we would dash off to Ponce DeLeon Park, the home of the Atlanta Crackers Double A team in the Southern League. A week night game. Sometimes we’d go out on a Sunday afternoon for a doubleheader, that was two games for the price of one.  When the Birmingham Barons were in town, that made it even better...

Never Tell Anyone It’s Your Birthday

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The phone rang.  Normally I check the phone ID, but something said answer the phone.  I did. A choir started singing Happy Birthday to me. Holy cow it’s the Heavenly Choir singing Happy Birthday to me. Wait.  You know what that means?  It’s time for me to go. Now I realize I’ve been fighting these cancers for 20 years, but this is a most inopportune time for me to depart this earth. There are...