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Frederick busy season approaches

Last week I had the opportunity to visit with some out of town local residents. Let me explain! This couple lives in the Los Angeles area but owns a home in Frederick, visiting as often as possible. … more

More music lessons

When my oldest began music lessons at six-years-old, I had no idea it would turn into something that he would love for so long. Now all three of them take various music lessons and it definitely … more

Bad habits

Y’all may remember the Andy Griffith Show episode called “Housekeepers” where Aunt Bee goes away for a few days and Andy and Opie mess up the place good. Then they clean it up, but … more

The time I was almost killed by a horse

On nice days I wish I had my own horse that I could ride whenever I wanted to. That feeling goes away on days when it’s cold or hot. I always have to wait until I visit my parents and sister … more

Frederick busy season approaches

It’s already the fourth week of January and already my calendar is full of things to do. School activities, community activities and so many places to shop and eat around town leave a girl with … more

Sometimes your children surprise you

As parents, most of us probably wonder on a daily basis if we’re doing right by our children. If we’re teaching them everything they need to know to be successful adults. Sometimes, we … more

Little ones of His

Folks, this is a very serious matter to me and ought to be for all of us. I’m talkin’ about our little ones in the womb having an opportunity to live life. Yes, I am talking about … more

More flying stories

My dad was an aircraft mechanic in the Navy. He met a man who trained pilots when he was stationed at Dallas and they became great friends. This man took my dad up for flying lessons and to this day, … more

Looking Back on 2018

In spite of a highly polarized and partisan political environment in 2018, Congress actually had a surprisingly productive year. On the heels of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by the … more

What do they really mean?

In becoming a bona fide “Senior Citizen,” I have acquired, in part, a new language. It may be helpful for younger generations to learn the meaning of some of the new words, phrases and … more

More flying stories

My dad was an aircraft mechanic in the Navy. He met a man who trained pilots when he was stationed at Dallas and they became great friends. This man took my dad up for flying lessons and to this day, … more

My dad visited during jump school week. When he told me he was planning to visit me I knew that would be the perfect week for him. I started planning right away because I knew exactly what I wanted … more

Halloween is a bit different for us this year. I always knew our family costume themes would have to end eventually, but it is still a little sad to think about. I usually start planning the next … more

One last drive

In 1960, when I was 14 years old, my dad made a major change in his career. He had, for many years, been primarily a farmer and secondarily an insurance man, but made the decision to retire from … more

Tall tales of the trunk

This trifle is written in response to a letter from my brother Stan regarding a trunk refinished by him and his son Jeffrey for Jeffrey to take to college in Virginia.. Stan acquired the trunk from … more

A Moving Story

Ben Franklin said that there are only two things in life that are certain, death and taxes. However, my experience has shown that there are several other things which are virtually certain. It is my … more

The Meat Grinder

I have received great pleasure from reading accounts of the experiences of growing up in Frederick, Oklahoma (authored by James Redeker & Danny Griffin), and have decided to try my hand at … more

Another story from Ireland

My dad’s Ireland trip is on we’re including in his memoirs. He couldn’t wait to tell me all about his trip when he got home.What a wonderful time I had in Ireland.Well, mostly.I … more

Flying lessons

My dad was an aircraft mechanic in the Navy. He met a man who trained pilots when he was stationed at Dallas and they became great friends. This man took my dad up for flying lessons and to this day, … more

In the Middle

I have been an attorney licensed in the State of Oklahoma for almost forty years, twenty two of which have been as a district court judge. As I have matured in my career, I have found that the skills … more
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