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Thursday morning and I’ve made my traditional first of school trip to the Mineola Primary School to see the smiling teachers and crying mommies and daddies. (I’m not making fun – I was there … more
Those school bells will be ringing in just a few days and summer will be but a memory for students and staff at all of our local school districts. Doris Newman and I will no doubt be out at the … more
It escapes me how a Baptist girl growing up in East Texas managed to not go to church camp, but somehow I managed to. There were some youth trips and GMA (Girls Missionary Auxiliary) events with … more
Life is full of firsts. For instance, this past Sunday while at the office working on the final touches of a story, I somehow lost a tooth from my already false teeth. This particular tooth had … more
(Editor’s note – Suzanne Bardwell is co-owner with her husband Jim of the Gladewater Mirror and a retired teacher of 33 years.) I have spilled barrels of ink in columns on the joys of being a … more
I firmly believe if we can’t laugh at ourselves we are missing lots of opportunities for merriment. Besides, it’s much nicer to laugh at one’s self than at others. Though I have to say, … more
I know it’s hard to believe, but high school football is upon us. Why? Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine hit the newsstand last week. The “Bible of Texas high school football” as it is … more
It is difficult to write an article for “the day after” the event. I will attempt to do so anyway. If you were with us for the Fourth of July Celebration, 2017 I hope you participated in the … more
Every weekday morning I drive on Mimosa Street on my way to work, I look east as I’m at the intersection of Peachtree. Often, at least for a season, I smile as I notice the sun illuminating the big … more
I love bulbs of all kinds, and have them planted throughout my gardens. The bulb is an underground storage structure that allows the plant to survive through drought as well as winter. Bulbs include … more
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