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Linda Varon

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I believe that most of us either know of a child with autism, or may have a child or grandchild who is affected.

By Linda Varon September 10, 2017
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Do you believe in the spirit world?

By Linda Varon September 1, 2017
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The Goodwill store is coming to my neighborhood.

By Linda Varon August 17, 2017
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Twenty years ago I sent a letter to the editor, while living in Washington state.

By Linda Varon August 15, 2017
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"If not for bad luck, I would have no luck at all."

By Linda Varon August 4, 2017
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The dictionary I use defines a friend as "a person one knows with whom they have a bond of mutual affection, excluding a family member."

By Linda Varon July 28, 2017
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I recently read in the Daily Miner an article on tourism in our community.

By Linda Varon July 25, 2017
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Just the other day while browsing the coffee aisle at Walmart, I noticed that once again the container had shrunk.

By Linda Varon July 21, 2017
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Kmart is closing. Oh, say it isn't so. I hate to see yet another chain store head to the chopping block.

By Linda Varon July 19, 2017
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Kmart is closing. Oh, say it isn't so.

By Linda Varon July 14, 2017
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I am always surprised by the things we seem to pass on to our children and grandchildren, not just the dark eyes or big feet.

By Linda Varon July 7, 2017
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It all started about a month ago when we noticed the bathroom sink drain was slowing up.

By Linda Varon June 30, 2017
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So here I sit in front of the screen wondering just what to write about this week.

By Linda Varon June 24, 2017
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Those who read my blogs have probably figured out that my dad had a unique sense of humor.

By Linda Varon June 16, 2017
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June is well upon us and that means lots of graduations, family vacations and, of course, weddings.

By Linda Varon June 9, 2017
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If you read the obituaries as most of us do, you have probably never read anything unkind about the recently departed.

By Linda Varon June 2, 2017
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Now that we have all shared some lasting Mother's Day moments, it leads me to start thinking about Father's Day.

By Linda Varon May 30, 2017
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Most everyone has an opinion when it comes to the pros and cons of social media.

By Linda Varon May 21, 2017
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I have been what I call the "Keeper of Secrets" for most of my life.

By Linda Varon April 30, 2017
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Today, while enjoying another walk to the store, I happened upon a scene I have grown accustomed to seeing.

By Linda Varon April 23, 2017
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By the time we are at and beyond retirement age, we should know how to eat healthy.

By Linda Varon April 16, 2017
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Have we become a society of wimps?

By Linda Varon April 8, 2017
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The stigma of being called stupid can actually stick with someone for their whole life.

By Linda Varon April 2, 2017
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Is it possible for a woman to have a man-friend?

By Linda Varon March 25, 2017
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What if you were the king of the country and got to make all the rules?

By Linda Varon March 18, 2017
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Nothing like a few days of warm weather to bring on those thoughts of home.

By Linda Varon March 11, 2017
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Being on the road with my sons and daughter in law is always an event.

By Linda Varon February 24, 2017
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I will light a candle in memory of my parents this week.

By Linda Varon February 18, 2017
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By the time we reach our 70s, we have seen and enjoyed many Valentine's Day celebrations, from chocolates and flowers, to engagement rings, to bottles of sometimes stinky perfume. We have taken those special trips, as well as shared many romantic dinners.

By Linda Varon February 10, 2017
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Having been an apartment manager for many years, I understand the importance of keeping working smoke detectors in your home/apartment even more than most people.

By Linda Varon February 4, 2017
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A wise man once told me, "Everything is not always black and white. Sometimes you need to find a gray area."

By Linda Varon January 28, 2017
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Sometimes we just have to shake our head and move on.

By Linda Varon January 20, 2017
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As the anniversaries of my parents’ passing is approaching, it seems only fitting to share a story that continues to bring a smile to my face.

By Linda Varon January 11, 2017
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I am the first to admit that I may be what some consider electronically challenged.

By Linda Varon December 16, 2016
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I must admit, it is pretty difficult NOT to keep up with Kardashians

By Linda Varon December 12, 2016
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Word on the street is that we will be getting a raise in our social security. Woo-hoo.

By Linda Varon November 27, 2016
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Most of us have lived next to the neighbors from hell at least once in our life. It may have been while owning a home, and you knew that you were stuck. Or maybe while your were living in a apartment and they were upstairs!

By Linda Varon November 11, 2016
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When we are children, Halloween meant staying up later and eating too much candy. At my current age, it means hoping no one wants to trick or treat at a senior building.

By Linda Varon October 31, 2016
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Sister and I were just talking the other day about how much we have seen and lived through during our lifetime.

By Linda Varon October 6, 2016
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Some people actually seem to work harder after they leave the workforce. I am not one of those people.

By Linda Varon October 3, 2016

When I listen to various politicians on the news, it strikes me as odd when they "do not recall" certain things that they may have said or done. I have to wonder about this memory thing.

By Linda Varon September 12, 2016

We have all heard the old saying, "You are what you eat." Now that is a scary thought. How interesting would it be if we all actually did look like the food we ate?

By Linda Varon September 9, 2016
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In just a few short months I will be joining the 70s club. I call it a club because most of the family and friends I hang out with have already passed their 70th birthday.

By Linda Varon August 26, 2016
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Can someone explain to me how killing animals for sport is something to be proud of?

By Linda Varon August 19, 2016

How is it that we can hear a song from 50 or more years ago and still be taken back to that specific time in our life? Perhaps it is your first boyfriend/girlfriend, first dance, first kiss and so on. Not only does it bring back those old memories, but we can still remember the lyrics to those songs.

By Linda Varon August 18, 2016

So, what is it that pushes your buttons?

By Linda Varon August 6, 2016

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