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Grandma’s Grand Adventure To Europe with Grandkids PDF Print E-mail
Written by Patsy McLaughlin   
Aug 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Chapter 1: Grandma’s Grand Adventure with Grandkids

When Lily Page, who is now twelve, was just a little squirt, she said “Meema, you are always going to neat places. So, when are you going to take me?” I asked her where she wanted to go and without hesitation she replied “Paris, France”! My grandson, Forrest, nine, said he wanted to see windmills in Holland. Their mother, my lovely daughter, Amy, just wanted to go to make sure her children fared well and also to have fun. And thank God she came along - for many reasons which I will explain. First though, I must say, she is a delight to travel with - easy going and helpful to her Mama as well as her children. I am happy and proud to say that both children were amazingly always well-behaved, engaged in whatever we were doing, never bored or cross and were happy to be there with each other and with us. Yes, we let them use their iPhone or iPad for a little while in the evenings, but they didn’t even miss them during the days.

Last Updated ( Aug 24, 2014 at 08:20 PM )
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A Night Well Spent PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sid Greenhaw   
Aug 22, 2014 at 12:29 PM

(A Funny Story) Our Grandfather rode on a long train trip from the Arkansas Delta to New England in order to secure an important cotton mill account to get his cotton business started. On his first encounter the Buyer told him that "we are not interested in doing business with you at this time". The next morning that same Buyer saw our grandfather in the same seat in the office and asked him why he was still here. Our Grandfather replied, "You told me yesterday that you were not interested in doing business with me at this time. So, I wondered if today would be a better time." That response so impressed the Buyer that our Grandfather got the account.

 

Last Updated ( Aug 25, 2014 at 07:56 AM )
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The Golden Fields PDF Print E-mail
Written by Billie Nardozzi   
Aug 22, 2014 at 12:34 PM

To lie in the fields of gold
Is something of a grand illusion
Yes to touch just a piece of that
And knowing it is no delusion
And having that wonderful thought

And that unmistakable feeling of contentment
Of living in that state of calm

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Oxford American Hosts a Kickstarter Campaign for Texas Music Issue and CD PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Harris   
Aug 24, 2014 at 06:43 PM

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – The Oxford American magazine, “The Southern Magazine of Good Writing,” is proud to announce a Kickstarter campaign launching Tuesday, September 2 to help fund the production of its Texas Music Issue and accompanying CD. The music issue, due on newsstands December 1, is the sixteenth in the magazine’s history. In celebration of the campaign’s inception, Oxford American will host a “Kick-start the Kickstarter” party on Tuesday, September 2 at South on Main (1304 Main Street). The event is free and open to the public, and begins at 5:30 p.m. with music from Little Rocker Mark Currey, a Texas-born singer-songwriter. Attendees will be able to donate to the campaign live and in-person at the event via iPad. South on Main’s barman David Burnette will concoct special Texas-inspired libations for the celebration.

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Sunchaser LP Out Next Week on DAIS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christopher Hansell   
Aug 24, 2014 at 06:37 PM

YOU shares “Feral” video via Stereogum

NYC post-punk outfit YOU. recently announced their new LP for Dais Records by sharing the incredibly catchy single "Feral", the album is due out next week and today are releasing the video for said single. It was created and directed by band member Scott Kiernan, who is also the director of NYC experimental public access show E.S.P. TV. Here is a bit of what he had to say about the video:

Last Updated ( Aug 24, 2014 at 07:59 PM )
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Hershey and the Ghana Cocoa Board Recognize Country’s Top Cocoa Farmers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Allison Kleinfelter   
Aug 24, 2014 at 07:47 PM

Recognition Focuses on Sustainable Cocoa

Assin Fosu, Ghana and Hershey, Pa.,  The Hershey Company today recognized three of Ghana’s best cocoa farmers as part of Hershey’s Learn to Grow program, which modernizes cocoa growing to improve farmer incomes and help communities.

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August 24, 2014
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