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Uncommon courtesy

Uncommon courtesy

Column by Kay Frances   Column by Kay Frances Color me “old-fashioned,” but I yearn for the good old days when you’d let someone pull out in front of you on the highway and you’d get a “thank you” wave. These have gotten to be few and far between and I want my kindness to […]

Give it an hour

Give it an hour

Column by Kay Frances “If you don’t like the weather in Ohio, just wait an hour and it’ll change!” If you live in Ohio or know someone who does, you’ve no doubt heard this oft-repeated expression. At no time is this old adage truer than when we are in the midst of the Changing of […]

E-nough with the E-mail!

E-nough with the E-mail!

Column by Kay Frances I’ve never really gotten over the magic of computers. I first learned to type on a manual typewriter. When you made a mistake, you’d have to paint over it. This became more complicated when carbon paper was involved. If you were a perfectionist, it could take all day to type one […]

The ‘stuff’ nightmares are made of

The ‘stuff’ nightmares are made of

Column by Kay Frances They say that we spend the first half of our lives accumulating stuff and the second half getting rid of it. I’m firmly ensconced in the third quarter of my life and I’d have to say that I agree with this assessment. I know it probably defies the laws of physics, […]

To work or not to work

To work or not to work

(It wasn’t even an option when your parents were tightwads.) Column by Kay Frances I discovered the joys of having some jingle in my pocket at a very early age. My “allowance” for doing my chores was 25 cents a week, but that wasn’t nearly enough to support my candy bar habit. So, I found […]

From the editor

From the editor

By Adrienne McGee Sterrett So, I flipped my lid recently. I looked a little (a lot) crazy. What was so terrible that inspired this? Packing for a trip. I should have learned by experience that this is a stressful time and is not to be left to the last minute. But, no. I completely focused […]

‘Don’t make me pull this car over!’

‘Don’t make me pull this car over!’

Remembering family vacations Column by by Kay Frances Summer is upon us and the nation’s highways are bulging with travelers. It reminds me of my own childhood and those long, LONG family vacations. We traveled by “station wagon” which was a cross between a mini-van and a hearse. My siblings and I didn’t have much […]

Has my whole life has been a lie?

Has my whole life has been a lie?

Column by Kay Frances One of my favorite things to do is to peruse department store clearance racks. If I can get a $100 vest for $1.98, I consider it a major victory in the ongoing battle of Woman vs. Retail. We all have ideas of what is “perfect” for us. For guys it might […]

A family recipe worth passing down

A family recipe worth passing down

Column by Kay Frances Aunt Kay’s Off-the-Charts Crazy-Good Heavenly Egg Salad © Note: I gave my nieces this recipe for my egg salad. No, they didn’t ask for it. You didn’t either, yet here it is: my recipe, exactly as I wrote it for them. 6 boiled eggs. (I recommend taking the shells off). Seriously. […]