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Thanksgiving Thoughts

While doing some shopping recently, I noticed empty shelves in stores. They were empty because all Halloween merchandise had been removed. And it was slowly being replaced not with Thanksgiving items, but instead everything connected with Christmas....

 

Be an Informed Voter

A rule in internet chat rooms is that two topics you are asked not to discuss are politics and religion. It is easy to understand that rule. Those two topics can cause violent reactions. Everyone has their own opinions and ideas about politics and...

 

Life is Full of Lessons to Learn

Last Saturday, Ellie, our seven-year-old granddaughter, watched me as I started crocheting a set of potholders. Seeing how intensely she was watching me, I asked her if she wanted to learn how to crochet. With a big smile, she enthusiastically shook...

 

50 Years Goes By Fast

When I woke up Friday of last week, it was to the realization it really had been 50 years since my husband and I had gotten married. “Fifty years,” I thought. "How could it be? Wasn’t it just a few days ago we’d stood in the church my...

 

Bits and Pieces: Updates

It’s a little of this, a little of that week. First off, I’ll start with an update. After meeting with my oncologist, Dr. Kidd from Billings, several changes have been made. Instead of having chemotherapy by infusion, I have been put on a...

 

Harvest of Years Past

Another year, another harvest. Hopefully it was a good crop year. Watching combine operators unload wheat into trucks, I’m reminded of harvests of years ago. Now, so many farms are five and six times bigger than when we farmed. At that time it...

 

Why All The Negativity in Politics?

For the past few months, political campaign ads have been everywhere. It is absolutely astounding how much money has been and continues to be spent on these ads. Another part of the ads I find very disturbing is their negativity. So negative, in...

 

New Chapters Await for Those Entering College

Well, she, along with many, many others, started a whole new chapter in her life today. Actually, it’s almost like beginning a new book. One with surprises, twists and turns, breathtaking adventures all throughout the book. A book that will take...

 

Nashua Upcoming Events

Come to the Nashua Senior Citizen Center on Saturday, Aug. 25, for watermelon, homemade cinnamon rolls, and coffee. Serving will begin at 2:30 p.m. This is a great time to visit with friends and neighbors. The event is open to the public with... Full story

 

Harvest Thoughts

This year, due to health issues, I wasn’t able to be at the fair as much or as long as I wanted to. I was able to see what my grandchildren entered in 4-H and their awards. Looking at all the entries, both individual and club, I was very impressed...

 

Nashua Senior Citizen Center Brunch

Brunch will be served at the Nashua Senior Citizen Center, Sunday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. On the menu is pancakes, link sausage, scrambled eggs and fruit. A freewill offering will be taken. Proceeds will be used to pay for some much-needed...

 

How to Help Out Those Surviving

Quite often I’ve heard, “I don’t have cancer. But is there anything I can do other than make a monetary donation to help people who do have cancer?” Oh, my, yes, there is! And many of those ways are so simple. For instance, housekeeping...

 

Setting Goals

Cancer survivors are asked a lot of questions. One frequent one is how you manage to keep going. At times it is difficult to keep fighting. When I was having weekly chemotherapy treatments following my surgery, a friend was also in the process of...

 

Slow Down

Children often remind me of what I fail to see, hear, or understand. For instance, the excitement of children when they see the first dandelions of the year. How happy they are to present the bright yellow flower to people, especially mothers and...

 

Heirloom Recipes

Our granddaughter, who will be college bound next month, asked me to write out a recipe for a dessert that I’ve made for almost 50 years. It’s also the dessert one of our sons asks for when it’s his birthday. After I wrote it out, I told her...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 4, 2018

Perspective

Children can put things into perspective with just a few words. For instance, several days ago our six-year-old granddaughter was telling me about receiving her birthday present early from her mom and dad. Her present was a new bike. When she finishe...

 

A Giant of a Man, He Was

When I was a small child, I’d look up at my father and think “He’s a giant.” As a grownup, I still thought of him as a giant. In many ways he was a man ahead of his time. He had a passion for learning, a passion he passed on to me. So often h...

 

Art is All Around Us

While in Arizona several years ago, I attended an art show. Some of the works were for sale. One small painting of pansies caught my eye every time I walked by it. Finally, I decided to purchase that painting and bring it home. It now hangs in my...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Graduation: A Time to Reflect

This time of year brings with it bittersweet feelings. We witness high school seniors receiving their diplomas. Diplomas that signify an end to their childhood education. Diplomas that are their entry into the world of adulthood. Students who have...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Scared

Recently, a friend was inquiring about my health. I told her I am having chemotherapy every week. In the course of our visit, she asked me “Do you ever get scared?” I thought about her question for a few moments and replied, “I was scared when...

 

Train Whistle Dreams of Faraway Places

First off this week, I need to tell everyone the plans right now are for me to have laproscopic surgery in Billings on Friday, April 13, to remove a large kidney stone in my left kidney. I had a kidney infection for over three months because of the...

 

Hope

Sometimes it’s very small. At other times it’s so big it seems to fill your world. But no matter the size, it’s always there. What is it? Hope. Hope can start out like a fully-grown plant. But it can also be like a tiny seed put into the...

 

Bits and Pieces

Last week I was recovering from an adverse reaction to an antibiotic that I had been prescribed. As well as trying to gain back my strength from that, I had my chemo treatment ,followed the next day by receving a pint of blood. All of that combined...

 

The Little Things

A few nights ago, my left foot began strongly itching at 3 a.m. It itched so bad that I couldn’t get back to sleep. I had to have lotion applied to it in order to stop the itching. Since it’s difficult for me to reach my feet in order to apply...

 

What is in Our Cup?

We’ve all heard the old saying about if the cup is half empty or half full. I’ve also read a bit of a different version and that is it doesn’t matter if your cup is half empty or half full. The point is that your cup is always refillable. I...

 

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