September 22, 2021
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Tales from the fair

September 21, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

After a year off for COVID isolation, the Rains County Fair was back last week. The first two nights were so slow in the Exhibits and Vendor Building that I wondered if people were still cocooning at home. […]

To shoot or not to shoot

September 14, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

A friend recently invited me to attend a meeting of The Well-Armed Woman with her. She is a licensed gun owner and thought I might enjoy the group that describes itself as “a non-profit organization that … creates opportunities for women to be introduced to issues important to women shooters, learn safe gun handling skills and train together.” […]

Meeting Dobby

August 31, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

This column is dedicated to Judge Wayne Wolfe who passed away early last Thursday morning. I didn’t know him very well, but I knew him well enough to know that he was a man who loved the Lord, his church, his family and Rains County. […]

Back to school

August 24, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Back-to-school week made me feel older than usual this year. Maybe it’s because my grandson is a senior, and my granddaughter is entering seventh grade. […]

Happiness is a country breakfast

August 17, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Big country breakfasts weren’t part of my childhood. Mom joined the work force when I started school, and with everyone in the family leaving the house for different destinations at different times, our morning meals usually consisted of a quick bowl of corn flakes or an over-well egg and a piece of toast that became a fold-over sandwich to be eaten on the run. […]

Kids in church

August 10, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

There was a time when children were to be “seen and not heard,” especially in church. The only thing I was allowed to do in church other than sit quietly and listen was lean against one of my parents and take a nap. […]

Kitty and her elephant

August 3, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Kitty has a collection of toys, most of which remain stashed in a lower section of her “condo” where I put them to avoid sucking them up in the vacuum cleaner. Occasionally, she’ll find a stray jingle ball and play a game of feline soccer, but those bursts of activity are short-lived and usually followed by a long nap. […]

Brown bag lunches

July 27, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

When was the last time you carried your lunch somewhere in a brown paper bag? I took my lunch to school most of the time, and it was usually in that simple sack. My mother was one of the few women I knew who worked outside the home, and since she had to leave earlier than Daddy, he usually packed my lunch. […]

Coming home

July 20, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

David and I have experienced several homecomings of sorts recently, and I had a very special one last week. The word homecoming usually brings to mind a soldier returning from the war or the annual celebration held by many schools in honor of former students. […]

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