Pearl Harris I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas. We really enjoyed having all our family with us - even if it was a short time. It is hard for families to get together very often - everyone is so busy these days. We had a new member of … Continue reading After the Holidays!
Written By Galen White I really ain't got a clue as to why I'm talkin' 'bout this particular subject, 'specially at this time of year. Could be 'cause I ain't got much of a clue about anything at all, or it could be 'cause I just couldn't get it outta my mind. It's like that … Continue reading Ponds, Creeks and Mud Puddles Made Good Swimmin’ Holes
Written By Galen White Below are a few headlines from various news sources. Winter Could Be Worst in 25 Years in USA Chill Map Britain Braced for Heaviest Snowfall in 50 Years Gas Supplies Runnig Out In UK Elderly Burn Books for Warmth Vermont Set All Time Record for One Snowstorm Iowa Temps a Solid … Continue reading Global Green or Global Greed
Written By Galen White If you are like me, you've learned that, quite often, you have to laugh just to keep from cryin'! Just take a look around and think for a moment. It's been cold enough the last few days that the expense of heatin' your home is gonna skyrocket. It's also gonna make … Continue reading Heaviest Element Known To Science
Pearl Harris These may not be my favorite childhood memories, but they definitely are some of the most vivid. I'm sure all of you know that we had outdoor "outhouses". Well, we had to go through the chicken yard to get to the outhouse. Well, as you might not know that chickens do not have … Continue reading Some “Favorite?” Childhood Memories
Written By Galen White What is the foremost question on everyone's lips today? Is it about healthcare? Terrorists? Weather? Of course not. It's "what did Santa bring you for Christmas?" Now, I don't want to seem so wrapped up in possessions that you believe I've forgotten the real "reason for the season", but I am … Continue reading Today’s Gift Prompts Yesterday’s Memories
Pearl Harris August 14, 2011 I was just looking at my calendar and saw that August 14th was V-J Day. I can picture in my mind exactly where I was on that day at 6 p.m. I was working in the Payroll Office of Lion Oil in El Dorado, AR, in the Exchange Building, at … Continue reading Recalling V-J Day
Written By Galen White Odds are, if I called you a pencil-necked, thick-skulled, hair-brained goofball, you would probably call me something worse. And things would only grow worse from there. Of course, there's always the possibility that you might just cross my eyes with a strong right hook, too. Again, things would only grow worse … Continue reading My Two Bits Worth on Healthcare
Pearl Harris I just cannot believe that it has been a year since we had Christmas - it seems like about 3 months. Do you remember when we were kids ( I know it's been a long time for some of us) but we thought Christmas would never get here. Everything is so different now, … Continue reading Is It Really Christmas Again?
Written By Galen White For those of you who do not own a computer, don't buy one. Why? Because once you learn to use one, it becomes a necessity and you cannot live without it. If I'm lyin', I'm dyin'! Just ask someone who owns one and they will tell you the same thing. Or, … Continue reading Computers, Me, Myself and I
Pearl Harris I declared when I had to live alone that I would not let myself get depressed. But last week I begin to feel sad and could not really think why. Then when I saw a "Christmas Movie" on TV - I said that is why I am depressed. It was just last week … Continue reading The Holidays Are Here Again!
Written By Galen White With Mother's Day just around the corner, I thought the following would be appropriate. Although some of you may have thought that I fell off the back of a cabbage truck, I'll have you know I had a mom too. And quite a mom she was; after all, she put up … Continue reading Happy “Research Associate” Day
Pearl Harris One of my favorite memories of my mother was watching and being in the kitchen with her. She was a very small lady - less than 5 feet tall and never weighed 100 lbs - but she was a "little Samson". I don't remember her asking for help in picking up heavy objects … Continue reading My Mama’s Kitchen
Pearl Harris Our Gracious Heavenly Father, As we celebrate Mothers's Day, we are grateful for our Mothers and for the privilege of being a Mother. Our Mothers had a great impact on our lives and we are thankful for the sacrifices they made for us because they loved us. They could not have loved us … Continue reading A Mother’s Day Prayer
Pearl Harris I don't think I used to set goals for myself but I think I did. But they were all fairly easy to reach. But the two goals I just reached meant a lot to me. I set a goal to see my great granddaughter get her degree at LA Tech and she did … Continue reading Setting Goals
Written By Galen White It has been said that if you want honesty, ask a kid something. It doesn't matter if they've been coached on a subject or not, they will give you their honest and straight forward answer with no hesitation. The following is all about marriage and dating. And, "No", I ain't gettin' … Continue reading Questions and Answers About Marriage
Written By Galen White Have you seen the TV commercial advertisin' the miraculous ear device that's supposed to improve your hearin'? I said, HAVE YOU SEEN THE COMMERCIAL ADVER......., oh, 'scuse me. I couldn't tell if you didn't hear me the first time or if you were just ignorin' me. Regardless, the miraculous ear contraption … Continue reading Hearin’ Devices Work Very Well
Pearl Harris Not a day goes by that we don't hear about the horrible things that happen with a gun. When I was growing up we had a 410 gauge shotgun. It was very useful back in those days. No one touched the gun except my Dad and Mom. We knew the gun was dangerous … Continue reading Guns – Guns – Guns
Written By Galen White I've had a few instances where I didn't know my directions. And with that remark, I'm positive many of you are sayin' I've never known which direction I was headed! Allow me to clarify that I'm referrin' to directions such as north, south, east and west. The few times I got … Continue reading Sittin’ On The West Side Of The East Side
Pearl Harris Almost everything is changing today but a mosquito that plagued us a long time ago when I was a kid has not. I suppose they have learned a lot about mosquitoes, but to me they still feel like the same bite. It was a beautiful sunshiny day one day this week so the … Continue reading A Mosquito is Still a Mosquito
Written By Galen White One of my favorite subjects to read about is dumb crooks. How can you not laugh at the two bank robbers who stormed into a bank brandishing handguns and announcing loudly, "This is a robbery!" One robber then yells, "Don't anyone move!" From the corner of his eye he noticed movement, … Continue reading Some Crooks Are Not So Dumb
Pearl Harris I was either bored or hungry and I was thinking about a snack to eat! I looked in the pantry and didn't find anything suitable. So I began to think about what I had for a snack when I was growing up. I think the thing I remember the best was a cold … Continue reading It’s Snack Time!!!
Susan Cole My Great Grandfather Robert Richard Cole (on the left) Robert Richard Cole was the son of Levi Jefferson Cole and Emily "Emma" Finch Cole. On 4 December 1867, Robert Richard Cole was born in Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, LA. Robert was raised in Bastrop, LA. Robert's father was a carpenter, and his father died … Continue reading Robert Richard Cole
Susan Cole My Grandfather's brother Levi Jefferson Cole Levi Jefferson Cole was the oldest child of Robert Richard Cole and Martha Ann Rebecca Smith Cole. On 29 July 1891, Levi was born in Huttig, Union County, Arkansas. He was named after his Grandfather Levi Jefferson Cole (b. ca. 1832 in NC d. before 1 June … Continue reading Levi Jefferson Cole
Written By Galen White Do you remember your mom's old outside clothesline? The one she screamed for you to run to and bring in the clothes 'cause it had started to rain? The one that sun dried my blue jeans, and after Mom had added bluein' and starch to the wash could stand on their … Continue reading A Wrung Out Mom and A Wrung Out Chicken Snake
Pearl Harris The wintry mix is so pretty, but it is so inconvenient. When I was growing up - as a small child - it wasn't so inconvenient. We had no electricity - we had kerosene lamps and had the same light as always. We had no electric stove or microwave, so we did not … Continue reading Wintry Mix – Go Away!
Pearl Harris A few weeks ago I was grocery shopping and picked up a carton of eggs. Somehow when I went to check if any of them were cracked, I dropped the whole carton. Guess what? I had scrambled eggs. It reminded me when I had to gather the eggs when I was a little … Continue reading One Dozen Broken Eggs
Written By Galen White A few weeks ago I received a phone call at home that began with, "Attention Visa and Mastercard holders. Your interest rates are scheduled to go up, yet you can reduce those rates by pressing 6 and speaking to one of our associates." First off, I don't have any interest charges; … Continue reading Phone Solicitor Gets Dose of Own Medicine
Pearl Harris As I prepared to retire the other night I removed my favorite house slippers. I have 3 or 4 pair, but somehow these were my favorite and now they have a hole in the sole of each shoe. It brought back thoughts of what my Dad would do when we wore a hole … Continue reading My Favorite “Old” Shoes
Pearl Harris I'm not talking about Obama Care - I don't think anyone knows what the problems are. Anyway, I don't pretend to be qualified to even discuss that. I'm sitting here looking at a stack of a 2 page report that comes every time I get a prescription filled. That stack is for 2014. … Continue reading Another Modern Problem – Our Health Insurance