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Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
How many hours are in a day?
Posted Tuesday, January 20, at 10:06 AM
Most area college students returned to classes last week and high school and elementary students are a couple of weeks into the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year. I know I have mentioned this a time or two but the years just seem to fly by. It is not just the adults who notice it, I hear the young people comment on how fast the years are going by...

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Facing January
Posted Tuesday, January 13, at 12:02 PM

January has never been my favorite month. Most years in our area we get our worst weather the first month of the year. Christmas is over and we have spent all of our fun money which is okay because it is too cold to go out and do fun things anyway. I don't really want to travel unless it would be to the warm beaches of Florida for a month or two. I guess we need to stay home when it is so cold and make sure our water lines don't freeze...

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It's cold outside
Posted Tuesday, January 6, at 11:26 AM

Winter officially kicked in Dec. 21. We have had a little over two weeks of winter and I am ready for spring. I really should not complain about the cold because we did have a moderate Christmas holiday. It wasn't too hot and it wasn't too cold. I would have enjoyed a little snow for Christmas for the kids but it was not meant to be...

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Happy New Year
Posted Tuesday, December 30, at 9:37 AM

2015 is less than two days away so I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Christmas comes and it goes if we are ready or not. Another one has become history. After the holidays come to an end I really miss the Christmas music. ...

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Wish lists
Posted Tuesday, December 23, at 9:42 AM

I want to give one more Christmas wish before the holiday comes and goes and we start planning our New Year. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. I am looking forward to having my family all together. We are especially thankful this year for my husband's good health report. ...

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Winter is almost here
Posted Tuesday, December 16, at 12:28 PM

It seems we have been in winter ever since we had the cold spell in November, but actually winter officially begins on Sunday. Yes, Dec. 21 is the first day of winter. To each his own, but winter is not my favorite season. The only good thing I can think of about winter is we get to celebrate Christmas...

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It's getting closer
Posted Tuesday, December 9, at 9:30 AM

Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all behind us and we have only 15 days until Christmas. When we were kids it seemed Christmas would never arrive. Now that I am a senior citizen it seems we just get the decorations put away when it is time to get them out again...

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Surviving Black Friday
Posted Tuesday, December 2, at 1:14 PM

Yeah -- I survived another Black Friday shopping spree. I was hoping I would have at least one more to write about. I don't mind the crowds and you really have to expect the long check-out lines, but what irritates me is the rules seem to change every year...

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Another one
Posted Tuesday, November 25, at 10:51 AM

I had another birthday last week -- Nov. 19. I am here to say 64 is not near as old as it once was. I have written a lot of columns about age, probably at least one a year in November for 40+ years. Most of the Town Crier readers know how I moved middle age all the way up to 55; I celebrated the 20th anniversary of my 39th birthday in 2009; shared my surprise parties at 40 and again at 60; and some may have cried with me at 50. I don't have much to say about 64 except it is another one...

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Giving thanks
Posted Tuesday, November 18, at 1:57 PM

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? Hopefully we will take time to be thankful. As an elementary student, we all learned about the first Thanksgiving and what it meant to the early settlers who were brave enough to come to a new country. Without them, where would we be?...

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Salute to Veterans
Posted Tuesday, November 11, at 12:00 PM

Today is Veteran's Day and all across our communities there will be ceremonies to honor our brave men and women who have proudly served our country. November 11 is not just another day -- it is Veteran's Day. Veteran's Day was originally known as Armistice Day. It was set in recognition of the day fighting ceased in World War I, Nov. 11, 1918...

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Time change
Posted Tuesday, November 4, at 11:28 AM

Daylight Saving time ended over the weekend and I hope everyone took advantage of that extra hour of sleep. It will make up for the hour we lost in the spring. I have to say I am not wild about moving the clock back and forth. Winter is not my favorite season. ...

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Safety first
Posted Tuesday, October 28, at 1:37 PM

Friday will be a big day for little ghosts, goblins, princesses, pirates, super heroes and all of the other characters children will turn into on Halloween. Halloween has been a favorite time for children even before I was a child and that goes back a long way...

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Home again
Posted Tuesday, October 21, at 10:29 AM

My husband Dale and I returned home Friday with an additional 2,000 miles on our vehicle. We went to Yorktown, Vir., to celebrate with our grandson on his 13th birthday and attend one of his football games. As always we had a great time visiting with our son and his family. I am thankful we had the opportunity to go and I am always thankful when we arrive home safely...

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October is breast cancer awareness month
Posted Tuesday, October 14, at 1:04 PM

October is breast cancer awareness month and we are seeing a lot of pink. The annual campaign originated to increase awareness of the disease. We need the reminder to keep us on our toes. Early detection is so important. Research has come a long way and survival rates have increased. It is easy to put off and ignore a test, such as a mammogram, when we feel fine and don't think anything is wrong...

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Another milestone
Posted Tuesday, October 7, at 11:35 AM

Sept. 29 was the fifth anniversary of the day my husband and I had our last cigarette. It was not easy to quit and it has not been easy to stay quit. Surely after five years I can use the word "quit." I have always been reluctant to say I quit because it sounds so final...

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Only 85 days
Posted Tuesday, September 30, at 2:36 PM

The final quarter of 2014 is here. We all know what that means -- Christmas is truly just around the corner. Yes, you heard right, around the corner means 85 days until Christmas. I did notice last week the stores are putting out Christmas items and I thought it was a little early. Now that I see the calendar, it is not as early as I first thought...

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Autumn has arrived
Posted Tuesday, September 23, at 11:46 AM

We have gone into another season. Today is the first day of autumn 2014. It seems the weather for the different seasons has become a little more unpredictable but for sure we can look forward to cooler mornings, leaves turning, fields of white cotton and the search for our light-weight jackets...

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Pass it on
Posted Tuesday, September 16, at 11:55 AM

We live in a world where we continually hear bad news and too many times good news or good people get overlooked. Recently I received a call from a Caraway resident, Donna Lucy, who wanted to share a good neighbor story. She was the recipient of not one but two or three acts of kindness all in one day...

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Patriot Day -- remember
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 3:00 PM

Thursday is Patriot Day, also known as National Day of Service and Remembrance, a day designated to remember the 2,977 who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. It was an act that truly did change our way of thinking. Thursday will be the 13th anniversary of what is referred to as 9/11...

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Revis Blaylock has been on staff with the Manila Town Crier for over 35 years. She has enjoyed making friends in all the areas that the Town Crier covers. This blog contains her general ramblings about events throughout Buffalo Island. She welcomes your comments and ideas for future stories.
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