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Walking With Spina Bifida

Bachelor Day 1

By pwsadmin / June 9, 2023 /

The family, or the “Fam,” have successfully made it to the Cruise Ship and are out in the middle of the Ocean.I checked “Life360,” the app we use to keep up with one another, and it shows them all in the middle of the Ocean.Their Cell Service must be lagging because it shows Papa about…

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The Couch Cushion

By pwsadmin / June 8, 2023 /

I began Skipping School in the Seventh Grade.Many times, my brother “Tony” would Skip School with me.I’ll cherish those memories ’till my dying day. One thing we did back then was to go through the couch cushions to find Five Dollars in lost change so that we could walk to the Store and buy 2…

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Bachelor’in It

By pwsadmin / June 7, 2023 /

“Well, I think that’s about the last of it,” I told Papa. “Now, remember, dogs, cats, and trash. And have fun,” Papa replied. “Son, I wish you were going with us,” Mom says. “Nah. I’ll be fine. Those boats have small bathrooms. I’ll enjoy being alone. I don’t want to see anyone for two weeks.…

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Home Sweet Home

By pwsadmin / June 5, 2023 /

We arrived home, and I immediately went to bed. The next morning I took “Tommy and Otis” for a well-deserved ride in the truck. Out in the Country, you never know what you’ll see.I’ve seen everything from Pigs that have gotten out of their pen to Horses. Yesterday, I saw the latter. I was driving…

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The Cabin 5/28/23

By pwsadmin / May 28, 2023 /

A foggy morning in the Great Smoky Mountains. I can’t even see Mt. LeConte, which stands right before the Cabin. A shadow of the Tram can be seen as it passes by overhead.Birds Chirp.Chipmunks chase each other around on the ground.Squirrels chase each other up in the trees.However, I haven’t seen a Bear in days.…

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The Mountains Were Calling

By pwsadmin / May 17, 2023 / Comments Off on The Mountains Were Calling

The Mountains were calling. We had a late start headed to Gatlinburg today. I asked Mom what time we left, and she said, “11:30 AM, I think.”I didn’t argue.I think it was more like 1 PM CST. We got on Highway 160 and headed toward Oneonta, Alabama, to get on the interstate.About 25 miles into…

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Gatlinburg: Here We Come

By pwsadmin / May 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Gatlinburg: Here We Come

I took my truck for its annual oil change. Yes. It was a few miles over the recommended mileage.While there, I spoke with an 82-year-old man that was a card, I tell ya. He was a card.I’d like to write about him today, but some things I can’t write “Hot,” and he and his story…

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Daily Grind

By pwsadmin / May 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Daily Grind

—Daily Grind— 8 O’Clock Sharp.I pull into the local “DG” and park. One of the regular vendors, who has finished his job, is helping the Manager to put out the “Outside” inventory. Things such as “Baby Pools,” Hoola-Hoops,” and “Potting Soil.”I walk in. While I get my items, I hear the Manager and the Vendor…

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Decoration Day

By pwsadmin / May 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Decoration Day

Today was Decoration’s Day at our Family Cemetery. I arrived close to Sundown.Two Cousins and one Great Aunt were there when I pulled up.We hugged, talked, and realized that the four of us had met there at the same time last year. As the name suggests, “Decoration Day” is a day for the family to…

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By pwsadmin / May 4, 2023 / Comments Off on 5/4/2023

The day began as usual.As of late, my Spina Bifida nerve pain has been extremely painful in the mornings. Maybe it’s the changing of the Season. I took “The Dawgs,” “Tommy,” and “Otis” for a nice drive this morning. For the day, I have a trip to the family cemetery planned.Me, Mom, and two of…

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