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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...

What Doctors Do When a Patient Dies: The Dr. Joelle Hamilton Story

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Update 2/8/17 What’s God Got To Do With It? “Everything – this job would weigh anyone down without an abiding faith that God’s plan will come to pass.” That is Dr. Joelle Hamilton’s response to the title. I’ve met some doctors who thought they were God. Not Dr. Joelle.  She knows a doctor is not God. A doctor cannot perform miracles.  She accepts that. That does not mean she cannot...

Alabama-Auburn It’s Only a Game

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Greg Gantt Alabama-Auburn, 1972 Alabama ahead 16-3 Auburn hadn’t moved the ball The whole game. Late in the game Greg drops into punt formation. Bill Newton comes up the middle And blocks the punt. The ball bounces into David Langner’s hands. He scores a touchdown. Alabama 16-10. Next Alabama possession. There are still holes In the middle of Alabama’s line Greg drops into punt formation. Bill...

Fate Doesn’t Bother to Tell Us When We’ll Die

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But it does seem to allow for some words which might not be the flow of normal conversation. Darrell Ward and Lisa Kelly, of “Ice Road Truckers” (IRT) on the History Channel, formed their own company this season just ended, the 10th for IRT. They had worked for Polar Industries in Canada prior to that. Because of a delivery situation at the end of the season, they joined forces with their...

My Mom’s Sense of Humor

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My Mom left this earth in 1987. She didn’t take everything with her. She left me her sense of humor—thank goodness. After World War II, my Mom opened a beauty shop/flower shop combination in East Point, Georgia. Not that many women owned businesses at that time, but my Mom was undaunted. If any wholesale florist run by a man or any other man she dealt with in business thought they...

“Mean” Joe Greene

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With all the disrespect for the National Anthem and the Flag, it was such a delight to see “A Football Life” on TV about “Mean” Joe. No doubt Joe was tough as nails on the football field, and he said when he was playing he was tough period, regardless, anywhere, anytime. That’s hard to believe. He always had that grin from ear to ear. Then came probably the most...