Tag: After the Flag has been folded

  • Karen and John Birch

    Karen and John Birch

    My friend the always witty and brilliant Celia Rivenbark reached out to me to ask what did I think of all the "Karen" memes going around on Social Media. She is the only person besides my husband who has asked how I felt about having my[..]
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  • My Friend Bob

    My Friend Bob

    Bob Hollis was my friend. We first met at Navarre United Methodist Church in Florida. He had read a book I'd written titled Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide? (Zondervan) and may have encouraged his pastor to read it as well. I received an invitation[..]
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  • Salvage Work

    Salvage Work

      Our daughter is getting married next week. She is the last of the three girls to marry. I was 21 when I married. I didn't have a clue about what I was getting myself into. Thankfully, God was watching out for me in ways[..]
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  • Flying UN Flag for the 4th: Gold Star daughter explains

    Flying UN Flag for the 4th: Gold Star daughter explains

    I had an opportunity recently to go around the neighborhood and meet my neighbors. We are all new here. I met a nurse from Texas, a soldier from Portland, a retired life flight fella who is Jewish, an immigrant from Germany, two moms of toddlers.[..]
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  • When the VA Comes Calling..

    When the VA Comes Calling..

    Just to give you a bit of insight into how messed up our current Veterans Administration system is, listen up. A couple of weeks ago, I received an official letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. That might not seem like an unusual thing to the[..]
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  • Protesting the Protestors at Arlington

    Protesting the Protestors at Arlington

    I couldn't make up my mind: "Do I go to Arlington prior to the service at the Wall or not?" I asked my daughter. "It's up to you," Shelby replied. "I'll do whatever you want." It was almost ten o'clock. The service at the Wall[..]
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  • It’s My Party

    It’s My Party

    Today is my 59th birthday. I can hardly fathom it. I feel like I've finally mastered some game that has granted me access to a warp zone where everything goes faster, where the Novembers seem to bump up right next to one another, where the[..]
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  • Why I’m okay with that Klan Rally

    Why I’m okay with that Klan Rally

    [caption id="attachment_1747" align="aligncenter" width="956"] AP Photo[/caption]   For the record, I do have an uncle named James Spears. He died a few years ago. So as far as I know I am of no relation to the James Spears, the Great Titan of the Loyal[..]
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  • Jesus in the Kudzu

    Jesus in the Kudzu

    [caption id="attachment_1506" align="aligncenter" width="373"] Jesus in the Kudzu[/caption]   He wears tats upon his thin frame and silver studs on his lips. His jeans fall inches below his gray Calvin underwear. The first day I spoke with him, he wasn't wearing a shirt. He was[..]
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