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Rescue is noisy business

May 18, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

East Tawakoni held their first Arts & Crafts Expo on Saturday, and I was one of about 15 vendors. Since there were no assigned spaces, I planned to get there well before the 9:00 a.m. opening to get a prime spot. […]

Baby or mass of cells?

May 11, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Mother’s Day weekend was extra special to me this year. Saturday was the 50th anniversary of the day I first felt my baby move. I was four months pregnant and had been waiting for that faint butterfly feeling I had heard other expectant mothers describe. […]

Mother’s Day, It’s complicated

May 4, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, and as I thought about what to write, I wanted to write a tribute to my mother. I’ve already written a lot about her – she’s the main topic of both my Alzheimer’s caregiving memoirs. […]

The Creeping Wilderness

April 27, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Several years ago David and I watched a documentary that projected, in the event humans went extinct, how long it would take nature to reclaim the earth. It seemed fanciful to watch computer animations of trees breaking through major highways and vines creeping up and over crumbling infrastructure and collapsed skyscrapers in a century or two. […]

Free little library

April 20, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Being President of the Friends of the Library (FOL) has been a learning experience, and I’m still learning even though I’m almost half-way through my three-year term. […]

When the wind blows…

April 13, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Christmas around the Square is usually a major event in Rains County featuring food, live entertainment, a Santa parade and vendors – where else – around the courthouse square. […]

Excuses for an afternoon nap

April 6, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Naps are not a normal part of my routine, but I made an exception Sunday afternoon. In my defense, it had been a hectic week. Keeping in mind that hectic has a different meaning to retired people than to those still in the work force. […]

Good Friday

March 30, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Holy Week began last Sunday and ends this coming Sunday on Easter. But before we can get to Resurrection Sunday, we have to go through Good Friday. […]

Margaret Cagle makes a difference

March 30, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Although Margaret Cagle may not be remembered by future historians, she has definitely contributed to contemporary society in East Texas. As the manager of both the Rains County and Wood County Senior Meal Programs – under the auspices of the East Texas Council of Government (ETCOG) – she makes a huge difference to many older residents of the two counties. […]

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