A surprise visit, Nana Camp attendees and a re-named dog

July 19, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott My grandchildren are so amazing that I could probably write about them every week. I hold my stories in my head for as long as I can but some of them are just too cute not to share. Even now I see evidence that Saylor Rhea and Tyler Kate were here last
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An unsuccessful Declaration of Independence from my manuscript

July 12, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott This Fourth of July did not bring me independence from the agony of finishing the publication process of my book. The George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe was closed the 4th and 5th of July for the celebration of our country’s independence. My husband Alan had to work on Friday, the 5th.
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Father’s Day, trampoline ingenuity and Ava Jaymes’ ultimatum

June 21, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Right after work last Friday, Alan and I drove toward Dadeville with a trampoline that Alan won at an auction. He just had to get it to the grandkids! When we reached our destination, we unloaded and started assembling the trampoline parts. After some deliberation, we decided where to put the trampoline.
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Greeting A.W. Richardson and getting a handle on The Peabody

June 14, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott I suppose that loving to learn and having a good sense of humor are good characteristics when working at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. The education I receive from our seniors is better than anything I ever learned in school. Our seniors keep my mind active and alert to what I
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Trying to get back in the senior center groove

June 7, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Last Friday, I started back working at my old/new job as Center Manager at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. I might have been a little excited, because I woke up at 1 a.m. The anticipation was excruciating. I was so nervous! About a year and a half had passed since I
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A whirlwind that turned into a cyclone

June 3, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott During this time of the year as grandparents, we’ve been burning up some highways this past week. It has been a joy and an honor to be able to do this. There have been several changes in the Scott house, and it has felt like a cyclone just passed through. Our son,
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Lack of a GPS and my first-ever speech in public

May 24, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott The day finally happened – my first public speech because of my articles! The honor is real, and I still can’t believe it. I love to talk and make people laugh, and Northeast Etowah Community Center made it happen. Thank you, Mary Grissom, for giving me this chance. It gives me great
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Food, fellowship and fine seasoning at Jack’s

May 17, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott I’m not saying that I eat at Jack’s every morning, but when I started out of the driveway yesterday morning with my husband Alan, my cell phone alerted me that the Jack’s that we were going to was 20 minutes away. How did the cell phone know which Jack’s we were going
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Bible study, dominoes and God’s purpose for us

May 10, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott My mom has days when she loves where she lives and some days when she does not. Making the decision to move her to assisted living was very difficult and emotional. On her bad days, I wonder if I made the right decision. Then, on her good days, I know that I
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Taking dreams to another level

May 3, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Am I the only one who takes dreams to this level? There are certain dream triggers. I can’t predict them; they happen. One day while working at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe, center director Pat Hill ushered me outside to “show me something.” “Something” was a beautiful Roadtrek camper featuring all
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Easter Sunday at the Scotts and a compliment at the Waffle House

April 26, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Easter is very humbling to me as I think about what Jesus endured on the cross because of His love for us. I can’t imagine how his mother and those people around that time who loved Him might have felt, watching helplessly and losing someone who loved them so much. In His
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I am blessed, I am blessed, I am blessed!

April 19, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott With the threat of severe weather, Cove Creek Baptist and other local churches cancelled morning church services this past Sunday. Incidentally, Lake Martin Baptist Church, where my mother attends, cancelled services as well. It is always better to err on the side of safety, but I missed morning worship miserably. Spending time
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A lack of communication and a mystery solved

April 12, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott About a month ago, my brother stopped calling me, cold turkey. That scared me because he is the one God has called to keep check on us and peace in our family. He is good at it and has the biggest heart in comparison to my baby brother and me. I thought
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A visitation, the three-legged dog and a pretend Oak Ridge Boy

April 5, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott One of our neighbors in Dadeville was laid to rest this past week. He will be missed. This gentleman was the same man who enlightened me on who Willie Golden was of the Oak Ridge Boys. The look on my face must have told on me when the man told me that
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Twelve Baskets Bakery - Sweet ladies and even sweeter treats

March 29, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott On several occasions while in route to George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe, I noticed a van parked across from Glencoe Elementary School. Because it was so close to the Glencoe Cumberland Presbyterian, at first I thought that the church was having a special catered meal or a bake sale or something
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Technology, or the lack thereof...

March 22, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Technology is supposed to make life easier, but the acclamation to new technology is sometimes inconvenient for me.  I ordered some shoes from Amazon for my plantar fasciitis because I needed some relief and they were cute. There was no relief when I tried the shoes on, so I decided to return
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Many special memories of growing up in Beauregard

March 15, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott By the time you read this, I’m sure there will be so many instances of people meeting U.S. President Donald Trump and his family while they visited Beauregard. Regretfully, I didn’t get a chance to meet them, but I cannot even try to imagine what this community went through. I am not
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Getting to know the Etowah Baptist Missions Center

March 1, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott I recently had the honor of helping a group of ladies from Cove Creek Baptist Church host a baby shower at the Etowah Baptist Missions Center in Gadsden. This was my first time visiting the center, and Ashley Baccus told me that since I showed up early, I could look around if
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Two great men, cute pigs and somersaults...

February 22, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Sadly, we lost two great men this week – Dewayne Long and Ned Jordan. One supplied me with one of my favorite stories, the other took me to pet my favorite animal. Dewayne was a volunteer at George Wallace Senior Center for many years. He even took us to the movies once.
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Hold on while I speak to my agent...

February 15, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Now that my mother is enjoying her life in assisted living, I have had more time on my hands.  I’m so glad that the George Wallace Senior Center is a public place, as the people there sure know how to brighten my day. This time, Pat Hill, the director of the center,
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City of Glencoe, I love you so...

February 8, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Glencoe, the City of Patriotism, has taken a piece of my heart that I didn’t want her to have. I don’t know exactly where to start. I guess I could tell you it was with devastation in my soul that we moved here. I mean, I was a little excited and ready
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Of Nana Camps and Baby Names...

February 1, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott When someone wins a prize or is chosen for a treasured position, he or she is asked how they felt. Many times, I have heard the word ‘surreal:’ “This feels surreal” or “I feel surreal” or “It’s just surreal.” I recently looked up the meaning of ‘surreal,’ and I think I nailed
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Of border collies and grandbabies

January 25, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Here in Glencoe, we have two dogs, even though I am a cat person. During my caregiving experience, I became attached to some border collies owned by the daughter of a client. Border collies are very smart, and I thoroughly enjoyed their entertainment. When given the chance, I got my own border
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Center invasions and qualifications

January 18, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott The George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe was invaded by yours truly on Jan. 9, and I am so glad I showed up and surprised the residents! Not only did I enjoy seeing everyone (as I always do), I found out some information that might be useful. A gentleman named Greg Lawrence
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Saylor Rhea showed me my age...

January 11, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott A while back my husband and I had the honor of watching our first grandchild, Saylor Rhea. We were so excited and had made all kinds of plans. I was inspired by a sweet lady at church who does “Nana Camp” every summer with her grandkids. Our first day consisted of going
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Christmas was indeed merry; let’s bring on the new year!

January 4, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Hopefully everyone had a Merry Christmas this year. I was blessed with much more than I deserved. This article is my first one typed on my very own laptop! My darling husband must have gotten tired of me “borrowing” his computer on my trips to my moms for typing. My beautiful daughter
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Time has been on my side...

December 28, 2018 chris
By Vicki Scott Since Christmas sneaked up on me, my brothers volunteered to stay with my mom while I finish up shopping and preparing for our traditional Christmas dinner. I have been a free woman since Wednesday, Dec. 19. I can’t believe I am writing this, but in that short time, I have missed my
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The Golden Girls & Clint Eastwood

December 21, 2018 chris
By Vicki Scott Back in the day when I played on a regular basis at George Wallace Senior Center, I was able to enjoy my obsession with The Golden Girls TV show. The name was the inspiration behind calling our seniors, “Golden Yellow Jackets,” and that is how I see them; they are the “Gold”
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Mama’s got no gun!

December 17, 2018 chris
As I previously mentioned, I had the opportunity to stay with my mother five days a week due to her complications with dementia. She was in a car accident when I was three years old, but has been able to live a normal life until a little over a year ago. Her life is an
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Of Skittles, water crafts and my friend Lashanne

December 11, 2018 chris
While living this thing called life, it is such a blessing to have family and friends. God has used some very special people to keep me from going totally off the deep end. I believe if I did, Lashanne Baker would be the one to go with me and our husbands would jump in to
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