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Thinkin’ About My Mama

I don’t know why, but for the last few weeks I have had Mama on my mind. I’ve been remembering so many things.  My mama was just fifteen when her mother died from complications from Asthma. Back then nothing much could be done for asthmatics. They didn’t have inhalers and steroids that one can just […]

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Lucille’s Christmas Icebox Fruit Cake

Ingredients: 1 box Spice cake mix (Bake as directed) 1/2 cup Candied green cherries 1/2 cup Candied red cherries 4 cups mixed fruit 1 pkg. (8oz.) chopped dates 2& 1/2 cups raisins 4 & 1/2 cups chopped pecans Pkg. fluffy white icing mix ( Betty Crocker) Mix as directed. Directions: Crumble cake into fruit, nut […]

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Lucille Chaney Gladden at the original restaurant.

My Hero, My sister, Lucille

I sat beside her bed as she slept, tracing my finger along her arm and hand. The room was darkening as the sun was slowly setting outside.  How did she get here? What happened to this wonderful woman, who spent her whole life trying to look after everyone else? She was the oldest of eleven […]

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