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I Can Do This!

I Can Do This!

We talked last week about the stressors that can accompany the Christmas holidays that follow on the heels of Thanksgiving. You learned some ways to reduce stress that may even…

Lesson from the Big Shots

Lesson from the Big Shots

Here in imaginary Stump County we’ve taken a lesson from the big shots in Rich City and Washingtown. Stump County needed some more money to put gravel on the roads,…

Stuck In The Mud, Watching Movies & Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Stuck In The Mud, Watching Movies & Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

As my three or four regular readers already know there is never any profanity in Rural Legends. That being said, they also know the correct scientific name for donkeys and…

How Much Longer?

How Much Longer?

It’s that time of the year again. Your schedule is full and running over with preparations for the Christmas holidays, and you are still busy with cleanup after Thanksgiving! What…

Humble Pie

Humble Pie

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  If you plan to host a Thanksgiving celebration, you would do well to begin planning now.  There are so many things to cook, from…

A “life and death sitchyation”

A “life and death sitchyation”

Roscoe Sneezelweed had a pretty crappy weekend here in Stump County. Miz Roscoe was washing dishes last week and she gave her wedding ring to Roscoe and told him to…

Thank You God For My Spoon

Thank You God For My Spoon

My middle child, the older of my two daughters, was only two when she ended our blessings for our food with her own words: “…and thank you, God, for the…

Cinderella

Cinderella

This reporter’s all-time favorite Disney film is the wonderful Cinderella. I remember, as a child, collecting cardboard cutouts of the beautiful pumpkin-shaped coach, the horses that pulled it, the fairy…

In the Sweet By-and-Byproduct

Yesterday, I was checking out the website of a church in another state, clear across the country, because a friend of mine is considering visiting that congregation.  They are a…

Grand-brat Education, Newfangled Gizmos and Modern Parties

Grand-brat Education, Newfangled Gizmos and Modern Parties

The daughter just called to complain that I was teaching her son questionable information. Last month the Grand-brat (age 4) asked why the leaves fell off the trees. Since I…