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Dreams and Hopes

Textbooks have been closed, last tests taken, and new journeys have begun. For some, those journeys are a new path in life. Over the years, parents have done their best to raise their children to be responsible adults, holding themselves accountable...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 22, 2019

Loss, Gratitude and Grace

The past few months have been in turns sweet, bittersweet, hopeful, lonesome, loving and grief. The end of January my husband was diagnosed with inoperable bladder cancer. After 10 days in the hospital in Billings we returned home. A month later he e...

 

On Time

Time. We talk about a long time, a short time. What is a long time? A month? A year? Fifty years? A short-time could be a week, two weeks, a month. Time is dependent upon the situation we are in, what we are waiting on, plans for a vacation,...

 

My Garden

As the year advances, my thoughts turn from what book to read or which craft to continue working on to my vegetable garden and how many varieties of flowers I want to decorate my yard. Many folks say they know Spring is near when their Gurney’s cat...

 

Memories of Past Winters

Well it seems winter finally arrived with snow and zero temperatures. So I imagine that four-footed rodent was right. We are in for a few more weeks of winter. The winter of 1968-1969 saw a lot of snow. I remember that on a day in January of 1969 my...

 

Don't Forget To Remember Everyone This Valentine's Day

We will be celebrating a holiday this week -- Valentine’s Day. The usual purchases will be made -- candy, flowers, jewelry. But have you thought about a different way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? It could be so much fun to surprise someone with...

 

Grateful for Family, Friends and This Community

The past weeks have been filled with medical appointments and tests, consultations with doctors, and changes in medicines. With traveling added to everything, it’s been quite exhausting and I’ve been sleeping a lot. Yet, with all that’s...

 

The Secret to 50 Years of Marriage

Time for an update. I’ve not written my column for a while because of health issues. The first thing I want to do is say thank you to our children and grandchildren for the wonderful party they gave us for our 50th wedding anniversary. Next, thank...

 

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...

 

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