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Need to write the story of my life – while I still remember it
It has been said that every artist writes his own autobiography.
Reliable weather forecasts can be as unpredictable as the weather
“When it comes, will it come without warning just as I’m picking my nose? Will it knock on my door in the morning, or tread in the bus on my toes? Will it come like a change in the weather…”
Remembering the men – the friends – who died aboard the USS Princeton
“On October 20th, 1944, the U.S.S. Princeton (CVL 23) sent her warplanes against airfields on Luzon in the Philippines. On the 24th, Japanese planes found the Princeton and her task group.”
Always pay your debts
My granddaddy taught me that you pay your debts owed, whether you can afford it or not.
May Granddaddy forgive my change of politics
May 13 is a day that will ever be in my memory.
Laughter never gets old
“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”
Granny wasn't one to be fenced in or run over
“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth (John 3:8, KJV).
I’ve quit worrying about things I cannot control
“There is a sumptuous variety about the … weather that compels the stranger’s admiration – and regret...
I am an outdoors girl after all
“Fresh spring the herald of love’s mighty king, In whose coat armour richly are display’d, All sorts of flowers the which on earth do spring, In goodly colours gloriously array’d.” Edmund Spenser, in “Amoretti”, Sonnet xix, (1595).
I don't like spiders and snakes … or storm cellars
I have never been particularly frightened by windstorms; probably because of my greater dislike of the cellar, or “dugout,” which I was pressured to enter at the slightest indication of a storm when I was a child.
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