Articles written by Sandy Laumeyer

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 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 27, 2016 

Every Single Person

Lately I’ve been seeing and hearing articles about lives that matter - police lives, black lives, road workers’ lives, medical responder lives - even a picture of a small girl with “My Life Matters” written on her hand. Why does it suddenly...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 20, 2016

The Nashua Reunion

The past several weeks have been a little rough due in part to a new drug I am taking. For the last couple of years, one after another hormone therapy medication was prescribed to bring my cancer under control. Each one of them has failed after a...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 29, 2016

Survivor Support

Feb. 19, 2010, a date that is burned into my memory. That was the day I had a modified radical mastectomy for Stage 2 breast cancer. March 19, 2010. The next date that is unforgettable for me. That was the day I began five and a half months of...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 22, 2016

On Fatherhood

It was recently brought home to me just how far something a person writes can travel. I received an email with a message in it that had been sent from a Courier subscriber in the state of Virginia that was a compliment on my column. Many, many times...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 15, 2016

Time is Life

Time. Minutes, hours, days, weeks. Some days time goes far faster than I can and other days seem to drag on forever. We look forward to vacations, milestones in our lives, events we want to attend. In fact, we at times spend so much time looking...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 8, 2016

Beauty Surrounds Us

Last week I was on the road for four days. I covered a pretty fair sized area from Nashua to Roundup to Lewistown to Billings to Zortman and back home. Every mile I was treated to sights that could all be made into postcards. As the miles slipped awa...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 25, 2016


Graduation, a time of joy, laughter, tears. An exciting time yet a bittersweet one. Graduates are seeing the culmination of 13 years of their lives. They’ve sat in classrooms, done homework, participated in activities such as band and sports. And... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 18, 2016

A Little of This and That

Several days ago, as I was planting some sweet peppers, I thought about how good it felt to have my hands in the dirt. I thought how comforting it was to physically connect with the earth. While I was planting the peppers, I was also thinking about...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 11, 2016

Redefining 'Elderly'

Last week, when I went to pay for some purchases in a Glasgow business, I chatted for a few moments afterwards with the clerk. And in the course of our talk, I heard something that surprised me. The lady told me she was 80 years old. I’m sure I...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Only Today

A long time ago, I saw a greeting card that said, “You only have today. Make the most of it.” That was brought home to me late Friday when I received a call telling me my cousin, Dorothy, had died. She and I were the sisters that neither of us ha... Full story

 By sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Bits and Puzzle Pieces

It’s bits and pieces time again. Yesterday, Easter Sunday, was an absolutely beautiful day. The joy of the day was enhanced many times over through a large family gathering, phone calls to and from relatives, and the making of lots of new memories....

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    March 23, 2016

Community and Contentment

Every once in a while, a person will have an experience that they will always remember. Such was the case with me several weeks ago. I had gone to church a little earlier than usual. There were about four or five other people there when I entered....

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    March 16, 2016

Enjoying Your 'Bouncy Days'

If you’ve been wondering why you’ve not seen my column in past weeks, it’s because my husband and I took a trip to Sun City, Ariz., to spend several weeks with his brother. We went on several day trips out through the desert. I thoroughly enjoy...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    February 3, 2016

Celebrate More

I’m celebrating. Actually my granddaughter and I are celebrating. She and I will go shopping and she will choose where we have lunch. And she is going to do all the driving. Because we are celebrating her receiving her driver’s license. When she...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 27, 2016

A Day in the Life

9:00 a.m.: A noise wakes me up. I blearily look around my bedroom and see the noise came from my cat brushing against the wind-chime in the window when she jumped up on the dresser in front of it. Crawling out from under the warm covers I take hold o...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 20, 2016

Why Does the Thought Exist?

“Did you hear about the new baby the Murphys had?” “No. Is there a problem?” “Yes. The child is retarded. What kind of life will she have?” Two people take seats at a table in a restaurant. As they look to the occupants at the table to...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 13, 2016

To My Grandchildren: Part II

Last week I wrote a column titled To My Grandchildren. There was more I wanted to add to that column but wasn’t able to, so this week I’m finishing what I wanted to say. Refrain from gossiping. It isn’t good for anyone -- not for the person...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 6, 2016

To My Grandchildren

Some of you are adults, others are in school, and one is in pre-school. But whatever your age, this is for all of you. For those still in school, you have a very important job -- getting your education. Pay attention in class and do your homework...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 30, 2015

Resolving to Help Others

Another year is ending. Seems like I just get started on a new year and it’s over, leaving me to wonder how it could have flown by so fast. With a new year approaching, people are going over resolutions they want to make - things they hope to do,...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 23, 2015

A Laumeyer Christmas

As I wander through stores looking at all the items on display that can be purchased for Christmas gifts, memories of past Christmases come flowing back. Although some of the memories bring tears, they all bring me smiles. I remember a Christmas...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 9, 2015

Donating to Medical Research

The last while I’ve been coming across stories on the internet about new medicines being approved as well as some that are on the verge of approval by the Federal Drug Administration. One of them is now in the clinical trial stage and is expected...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 25, 2015

Thinking Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, people are listing what they are grateful for. I, along with millions of other people in our nation, have much to be thankful for. But I am also thankful for things I don’t have. It isn’t necessary for me to be in a...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 18, 2015

The Trouble with Teaching

This past week an incident happened that reminded me of another time when the same thing occurred. I was staying at my nephew's in Billings because of medical appointments I had. The last day I was there, I ordered two pizzas delivered to his...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 11, 2015

Service Freely Given

A while ago I wrote about companies that include sexual overtones in their ads. One such ad was for a popular candy. Since then I’ve been asked how to contact a company who uses this type of ad and register an opinion. You can usually find an 800...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 4, 2015

Spot Those Collection Boxes

By the time the sun set on Dec. 28, 1983, it had started to sink in that my family and I were homeless. We had found shelter with my husband’s parents. The reason we were homeless was because we’d lost our house and everything we had in it,...


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