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Memories of Memorial Day.
Memories of Memorial Day.

Memorial was a big event for my mother's side of the family especially when I was very young. Everyone would meet at my Grandma and Grandpa Gillespies to form the cemetery convoy. The formation...

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We'll Be Here
We'll Be Here

The weather alert went off around 3:15am and much like reveille for the military my eyes snap open, I get dressed and head for the station. It's something I have done for many years realizing the...

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MY KIND OF TOWN
MY KIND OF TOWN

Yesterday and last night were another reminder of why I'm glad I live where I live. Admittedly strange coincidences as I saw two people I hadn't seen for over 20 years within 30 minutes of each...

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I Remember
I Remember

I know we have a 3 day weekend coming up how you use it is entirely up to you. As for me, a slow learner, I realize what I am is due to all the people who have surrounded my life. I'm not looking...

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Hooray, the  Pools Ready!
Hooray, the Pools Ready!

I may have jinxed us by putting up my above ground pool but the warm weather got to me. My new neighbors have joined the effort to help put up a significant privacy fence that actually has been...

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A Great Way to be Busy
A Great Way to be Busy

I can't think of a better way to end this week than with the folks at Special Olympics Iowa. i'll be doing my show there from 7:30 to 10am at the Lied Recreation Center on the Iowa State Campus....

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The Price of Summer Living
The Price of Summer Living

The next few days will confirm that summer is around the corner at my house. The plants went in the ground yesterday, the above ground pool goes up today, tomorrow the boat comes out of the...

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The Biggest Catch
The Biggest Catch

It's a fishing day for me and the kids, yes I know I said kids and I also know Shad is 44 and Paula will soon be 24 but they will always be my kids. This is no disrespect for what they have...

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POLITICAL LIMBO!
POLITICAL LIMBO!

I'm not pointing out any one candidate, but really how low can you go? The mud slinging has been of epic proportions and has included race references, gender differences, religious beliefs, extra...

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Special weekend with Extra Special People
Special weekend with Extra Special People

Inspiration comes easy this week in L.A. "Lovely Ames" as we once again will have the honor of hosting the Summer Games for Special Olympics Iowa. It's not just the spirit and determination of...

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