GRIEF AND ITS MANIFESTATIONS

Grief is such a strange thing. It might not manifest in tears and sitting on the sofa eating peanut butter from the jar while watching old I Love Lucy reruns. It can come upon you at the psychic level and cause your world to be out of control, leave you feeling fuzzy and unformed. If you experience grief this way you’ll find yourself in public Read More →

GONE CRAZY IN ALABAMA

The story of the relationships is given to the reader in a wonderful easy to read narrative as children of the family from the city cross the creek between houses as they visit everyone. Read More →

THE LAST WORD

THE LAST WORD   JOSEPH JAMES KINCAID 1933-2016   It is not easy to explain my situation to my friends and family but I’m going to try. We were married forty-five years. We have two grown children who have their own families. In our seven-year struggle with cancer, we tried everything the doctors recommended, nothing turned the tide for us. So one of the last Read More →

TOGETHER TUESDAY – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

I remember the first day of school as a day of confusion and fear. Read More →

GETTING READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL

In light of the fact that the legislature just cut the $33 million dollar fund for replacing old textbooks, communities have to come together and make quality education happen for the children in their location. Read More →

WAYLON: One Awesome Thing

“Baxter had only been in the third grade for a few days last September, but a couple of days were enough. When he’d left, the rumor that he’d been sent away to prison. Everyone had agreed that it would be a good place for him.” Read More →

MY FAVORITE FOURTH OF JULY MEMORY

    MY FAVORITE FOURTH OF JULY MEMORY One of my favorite memories is the Fourth of July 1999. I had just moved to Bartlesville from Oxford. My son, niece and nephew were still in grade school. We went to a Rock Creek Fourth on a farm north of town. It was a community potluck and everyone brought a dish. The sense of community was Read More →

THE GHOST WITH THE GREEN THUMB

  The Ghost With The Green Thumb by Maggie Larche is about a seventh grader who spends a month in the summer with her grandpa helping him with his grief. She lost her grandma and her grandpa was having a hard time adjusting to his lose. While she is on this mission, she meets her grandpa’s neighbor Billy and they become close friends.   Billy Read More →

TOGETHER TUESDAY: WHAT DID YOU DO ON THE FOURTH?

What did you do on the Fourth of July? Read More →

REMEMBERING MY FATHER

My Dad was a bread baker. He believed in the benefits of whole grains for everyone. Read More →

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