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Gas prices going up
Posted Tuesday, March 24, at 2:37 PM
Gas prices are on the rise but I haven't heard much talk on the street about it. As a rule when gas prices go up it is the topic of discussion wherever I go. Personally, I was pleasantly surprised it went down to around $2 a gallon. When it was up to $3 and above a gallon I did not think we would ever see $2 again...

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Green for St. Patrick's Day
Posted Tuesday, March 17, at 4:21 PM

Today is St. Patrick's Day. I don't know much about the history of the day except it is an Irish holiday and you get pinched if you don't wear green. I know it has been around a long time. We see a lot of slogans, parades, and celebrating that go with the day...

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Giving back
Posted Tuesday, March 10, at 2:47 PM

First, I want to commend my neighbors throughout Buffalo Island for always being there when there is a need. I have always said I love to live here because of the people. We don't have malls, entertainment on every corner, or majestic mountains in this part of the state but we have good people...

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March has arrived
Posted Tuesday, March 3, at 1:00 PM

March has arrived which puts us a little closer to warmer weather. March is known for "ify" weather spurts, but all in all it means we are getting closer to warmer days. We have Daylight Savings Time arriving on March 8 and don't forget to wear green on March 17, St. Patrick's Day. If you don't wear green, you get pinched. I don't know where the pinching comes from but to me the green represents "spring."...

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Panty hose making a comeback?
Posted Tuesday, February 24, at 2:44 PM

I have never been big on fashion. If I like it and it is comfortable I will wear it. At one time we had dress codes for everything. You wouldn't wear white after Labor Day. Girls had to wear dresses to school. We would never have entered church wearing a pair of slacks...

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More winter
Posted Tuesday, February 17, at 1:33 PM

It should be open season on that ground hog. Evidently he was right about more winter weather. Just when I thought winter might be behind us it turned cold again. Here we are all layered up with the thermostats turned up high. It is funny how we can set our thermostats at 68 (air conditioning) in the summer and it feels so good, but 68 (heater) in the winter seems too cool...

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Never forget Valentine's Day
Posted Tuesday, February 10, at 1:24 PM

Saturday is Valentine's Day. This is just a friendly reminder to not forget your sweetheart on the one day a year set aside to remember. I personally think it would be a better world if we remembered to be kind and thoughtful to each other every day of the year. It would be nice to get a bouquet of flowers or a card on a day when it is not expected...

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Is the groundhog right?
Posted Tuesday, February 3, at 9:38 AM

Yesterday was Groundhog Day. I am not sure about just how true all of the predictions have been through the years but as of 7:25 a.m. Monday, the groundhog saw his shadow in Punxsutawney, Pa., predicting six more weeks of winter weather. The legend of the groundhog has been around for a long time. Once again it proves people can make a lasting festival out of any event...

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Keeping up
Posted Tuesday, January 27, at 1:30 PM

I am absolutely turning into a technology wiz -- LOL. Last year I vowed to start learning how to send and receive text messages. I have had my flip phone for many, many years. I am proud to say, given enough time, I am able to send text messages. I have not yet learned to send my messages to multiple friends at once but it is on my list to ask one of my grandchildren to show me the trick. ...

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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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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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