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Scott Richards

By pwsadmin / February 16, 2024 / Comments Off on Scott Richards

Here in the South, we Love and Cherish our Local News Anchors.It may be the same where you live.We feel that they are one of us. On our side. Our Neighbor. Our Friend. Our Family. One of our Local News Anchors passed away today.From childhood until his retirement in 2014, “Scott Richards” of WBRC 6…

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Happy Valentines Day

By pwsadmin / February 15, 2024 / Comments Off on Happy Valentines Day

—Your Secret Admirer— I tell this story each Valentine’s Day.If you’ve been rejected, you’re not alone.Please note, though, that all Names have been changed. …To protect me. Many years ago, when I was young and in elementary school, each Valentine’s Day, students would bring Valentine’s Day cards for every other student in the classroom.So, if…

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The Reunion

By pwsadmin / February 13, 2024 / Comments Off on The Reunion

My Childhood friend, “Lou,” called me the other day to tell me about a Class Reunion—a thirty-year class reunion—and he asked if I wanted to go. I reminded him that my Senior Year was not spent at Fultondale, and I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to go. “Lou,” being the kind, caring friend that…

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Adult Spina Bifida Clinic

By pwsadmin / February 7, 2024 / Comments Off on Adult Spina Bifida Clinic

I woke at 5 a.m. this morning. I couldn’t sleep during the night. I was anxious about the day ahead of me.Today is my all-day appointment at the Adult Spina Bifida Clinic. First, I have to head over to Grandview Medical Center to get a copy of my recent Renal Ultrasound.Then, I head over to…

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Home Going

By pwsadmin / February 4, 2024 / Comments Off on Home Going

I took a deep breath and took my hat off before walking inside the Church.I knew it would be hard seeing her in the Casket.She was born in ’60. Just fifteen years older than me. The Ushers opened the door to the Chapel and welcomed me in.“Family to the left and friends to the right,”…

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Urology Update

By pwsadmin / February 2, 2024 / Comments Off on Urology Update

The Doctors Office. Birmingham, Alabama. I arrived 30 minutes early.My Urologist is at the Grandview Medical Center Professional Offices off of Highway 280.Yes, …280Because of 280, I left an hour early.280… I’m sitting in a quiet waiting room with four other fellas.A quiet waiting room is perfect for Lenny and Squiggy, my Colostomy and Urostomy…

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Middle Of The Night

By pwsadmin / February 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Middle Of The Night

It’s 1 a.m. I just got out of bed and sat down in my recliner. I couldn’t sleep.“Frasier” is playing on TV.It’s probably in my Top Five favorite TV Shows. To my left, “The Dawgs,” “Tommy and Otis” are sleeping on their oversized Dog Bed. I have two regular-sized Dog Beds and one oversized Dog…

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Rest In Peace

By pwsadmin / January 30, 2024 / Comments Off on Rest In Peace

—R.I.P.— We laughed.That’s what I remember the most about you and me. We laughed. You were 36 when we met. I was 20—twenty and just starting out in life.You knew this world would swallow me up if you didn’t help me. So you did. You helped me. Helped me to guide my ship through the…

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By pwsadmin / January 30, 2024 / Comments Off on Scrabble

Do you play Word Games on your phone? I play one called “Wordscapes.”The games give you a certain number of letters, and you have to make as many words as you can using those letters. They keep your Brain active. I told Mom I needed to find something to help me improve my Writing Skills.…

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Medical Updates

By pwsadmin / January 27, 2024 / Comments Off on Medical Updates

—To Family and Friends Who Keep Up with My Health— I’ve been swamped more than usual with Doctor Appointments as of late.Nothing to worry about; the scheduling just worked out that way.I see at least one Doctor every month—at least one.Then, those Doctors want me to come back every three to six months.Then, this being…

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