Welcome

It’s with great excitement at I can announce the newest member of our family: Miss Lucy Rapp. Advertisements

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Found photos

My family has always loved photos. They were everywhere and we were always taking more. I would thumb through old albums or stacks of pictures staring at much younger versions of my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. This week, someone I don’t know was posting old photos he’d found in a Facebook group to see…

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Learning to quilt

I’ve decided that I want to learn to quilt. Both of my grandmothers were really skilled quilters, and I used to sew a lot when I was a kid. I can hand stitch pretty well and could use my grandmother’s sewing machine. I have a sewing machine but to be honest, I don’t even remember…

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Naomi Fine Kelly 1915 – 2011

KELLY, NAOMI FINE – went home to be with her Lord on January 3rd at Life Care Center of Rhea County. She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Kelly; parents Grover and Myrtle Cox Fine; granddaughter Kelly Martin Streets; brother, Jewell and Ross Fine and sisters Reba Holland and Willie Arnold; and sons-in-law…

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Wherefore art thou kindness

As most of you know, my dear friend Katie lost her son this year.  Today is his 19th birthday.  Katie and Henry’s story is featured on the Daily Beast today and in honor of Henry, her sister is asking friends and supporters to participate in Acts of Kindness for Henry. I think it’s a beautiful…

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My life was changed by a train

My life was changed by a train, on a particularly peculiar Monday, immediately following Thanksgiving weekend.  I have every reason to be especially thankful this year.  And I am. 

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Train update

He was a bartender  and I was the entertainment manager. One night he came to my apartment after work. We were a little drunk and both, to this day, argue about whether or not we made out. (Whether or not we did, we both decided it was not somewhere we needed to go.) For about…

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The train.

I just didn’t want to go to the usual place and get the obligatory beer with the coworkers after work that Monday. I can’t explain why, but I just didn’t. I was going home early. I didn’t really want to go home either, though. Always known for construction, detours, and road delays, my town guarantees…

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