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In my opinion a young child can never have too many dolls. A doll for each arm is just not enough. You should also have one for your bed, in strollers, tiny cribs, buggies and even a tub full of extras. This is in total disagreement with my daughter. She keeps telling me that her daughters (my granddaughters) have too many dolls. I beg to differ. When I was growing up I had two dolls: a baby doll and a Barbie doll. I longed for more dolls. Each Christmas and on their birthdays my friends would get a new doll. I just smiled and continued to play with my doll.
HANCOCK - People were hopeful yet skeptical. Some said it would never work while others worked hard to make it work. There were those who offered support, both financial and vocal, while battling the nay-sayers and pessimists. The optimist won this battle. Those who said LifeRight would never succeed have been proven wrong in a big way. The Christian outreach program for those most in need of help, has worked. Since LifeRight was founded in 2007, 45 men have gone through the program and half of them have turned their lives around and been baptized.
Rollerskating is a lot like riding a bike. You never forget how but after a while, your body protests every time you do it. I grew up doing both sports regularly. I enjoyed biking but I really looked forward to the few opportunities each year to go rollerskating. It was always lots of fun, involved family and friends and seemed quite romantic in my young mind. I learned to rollerskate at Perkins roller rink located north of Morris on Pomme de Terre Lake. The building is still there but was converted to a camp some years ago.
Every time I hear about the possible government shut-down (which is often lately), I feel as if our elected officials are letting us down. In some ways they are holding taxpayers hostage while refusing to work toward an agreement. As taxpayers we deserve more. We take our responsibility in electing them seriously. We should get the same in return. When election day comes around we are prepared and educated on the issues. Ready to cast our votes in a timely matter. We don't have the option to say "I just can't decide so I am going to vote later." A deadline is a deadline.
"Her hair was up in a pony tail, her favorite dress tied with a bow. Today was Daddy's Day at school, and she couldn't wait to go. But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone. But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say. What to tell her classmates of why he wasn't there today. But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone. And that was why once agin, she tried to keep her daughter home. But the little girl went to school eager to tell them all. About a dad she never sees, a dad
Rain, rain go away. Come back the end of July, or maybe August. If only we could pick and choose the type of weather we want on specific days or times of the year. Just like we can't prevent a blizzard in winter, we can not stop the rain from falling or not falling, the wind from blowing or even the bright sun from shining. As we look at our flooded fields and drive over the squishy roads, we need to remember that come July and August, we may be wishing for a bit of this excess moisture. Our lush green grass that is now too wet to mow, could be very dry and brown by that time.
There have been many times in my life when I have had this sudden feeling of deja vu. I can be talking to someone, doing or watching something and I suddenly feel like I have done that exact thing before. I just know that this is not the first time I am experiencing it. At first, this would freak me out as I wracked my brain trying to remember when or even how I did it before.
Occasionally in the winter, I have the opportunity to stay overnight in hotels. Sometimes it is for celebrations and at other times just for relaxation. Whenever I check into a hotel, I wonder if I will actually be able to get some sleep that night. The main reason I worry is because so many times, people are very disrespectful of others who are staying in the same hotel. A recent visit turned out to be one of those times. Our family was staying at a hotel in the Twin Cities area and celebrating our grandson's seventh birthday.
Sometimes it feels like we are living in the world of the Jetsons. The space age cartoon popular in the 1960's portrayed a family with all the modern conveniences creative minds could imagine for the future. They flew around on personal space craft, made meals with the touch of a button, had a robot maid named Rosie and walked the dog, Astro, on a continually spinning canvas pad. Who would have ever imagined that in a matter of a few decades inventors would come up with products very similar to those used by the Jetsons and.
I often have to stop and wonder what we ever did without cell phones. For that matter, as we adjust and accept each new product on the market, how we lived without any of the new gadgets. However, when it comes to cell phones, things really were quite different and not all the changes have been for the better. Before cell phones, we had to be more organized and observant. When we traveled or went somewhere with other people, it was necessary to set a time and place to meet up. At shopping malls, you simply had to designate where you would meet and then work to be there at a set time.