A bridge too far and the directionally challenged

May 29, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott My darling, sweet and encouraging husband, whom I will call Alan, recently asked me one too many times if I felt froggy. After 33 years of marital bliss, one would think I would know better, but you do not know me. I wish that I could only overlook my hunger for challenges.
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A great opportunity to shorten my bucket list

May 15, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott One of the items on my bucket list is to take a weeklong vacation with my family. We have not been on a vacation with family since we moved up here to the Glencoe area. We used to go on mini vacations when our children were younger, but now they are married
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A cat woman with two dogs...

May 8, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Last Sunday was a reminder that preparations needed to be made for my adventures at George Wallace Seniors Center on Monday. I also set goals to watch Pastor David Bankson from Cove Creek Baptist Church present the message, wash my dog and write this article. My husband Alan and our dogs, however,
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A serious case of the grandbaby blues

May 1, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This COVID-19 pandemic has left me missing our grandchildren so badly. We often Face Time, but it is not the same. I could just kiss my grandchildren’s face off, but I cannot, so I must be patient. Tyler Kate and Saylor Rhea call almost every day and fight over who can hold
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Three cheers for our volunteers!

April 24, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This finishes up COVID-19, year 2020, in what seems like week number 6,915. I have not seen my family except for my husband for 150 years. Shopping has become obsolete but I do not like to shop anyway. I praise God that everyone seems okay and that we at the George Wallace
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Still working, smiling and delivering

April 17, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This article would not be accurate without humungous and ginormous praises to God. We are still blessed with the honor of serving hot meals to our seniors in the Glencoe community! We have many seniors that count on us for their meals. The thought of not being able to deliver was heart-shattering
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Online trivia and pizza cravings

April 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Last Saturday was a silent day for me as my husband Alan was occupied with his motorcycles, among other outdoorsy stuff. I just sat around, with the ultimate goal of taking a shower. I was invited on Facebook by a precious lady to play a trivia game with Faith Worship Center. The
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Appreciating nature's soundtrack

April 3, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott It was a morning like most every morning. I was leaving my home for my next adventure at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. There was some tension in our minds concerning our seniors getting fed through all the corona virus chaos. Then I heard the birds. My mind flashed back to
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Weary and worn out

March 27, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott With anticipation, we have the honor of still sending out meals to our seniors at the George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. Mayor Charles Gilchrist has ordered tests for us at the center, and no one who has a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit is allowed in to help. Volunteers from the
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I want my hugs back!

March 19, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This past Sunday morning at Cove Creek Baptist Church, I almost cried. Precautions were taken to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Hand sanitizer was everywhere, and we were instructed to try not to shake hands or touch in any way. Hugging was strongly discouraged and pretty much prohibited. During the
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Of old dogs, children and watermelon wine

March 12, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Last week my darling husband Alan asked me to write about old dogs, children and watermelon wine. Even though that was my intention when I started, my story ended up totally different. At work the next day, Pat Hill, the director at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe, knew that song by
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Worthwhile road trips and therapeutic seniors

March 6, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This past weekend was spent watching movies with my hubby Alan and making apologies to family and friends for saying “no” to another long driving weekend. For those people who have the energy to go forever, more power to them. On Monday, Alan and I traveled two hours and 15 minutes to
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Of beauty pageants and former May Day queens

February 28, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Last year, we traveled to dance recitals and home football games to have the honor of watching our grandchildren perform in their cute little outfits. They looked so cute! This year, we attended our first grandchild beauty pageant with five-year-old Ava Jaymes. She was beautiful and so elegant. Her sister, five-month-old Addison
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It takes a (church) village

February 21, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott During the night service at Cove Creek Baptist Church in Glencoe, Jonathon Mason presented a message from God’s Word and how scripture is taken out of context. He did well in his presentation, and I loved to hear his experiences as a father. Before coming to church, Jonathan’s wife was at work
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Deals and Missed Opportunities

February 14, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott We had a cancellation last Friday for one of our van volunteers at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. These volunteers take hot meals to our homebound seniors. It is a job but a blessing and an honor. I recently recruited my darling, precious husband Alan to “volunteer” to take the volunteer’s
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Suicidal tendencies of local wildlife

February 7, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott With two accounts of an opossum playing dead in our fenced-in yard still fresh on my mind, I heard our dogs having a barking fit around our shed in the backyard. Sandy, our border collie that looks like a yellow lab had her “boo-hiney” sticking up as her head was hidden under
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Adventures in tax season

January 31, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Guess what time it is – it’s tax time! Every year at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe, volunteers from R.S.V.P. visit on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and do taxes for our residents. It is a free service, and I have heard rave reviews concerning their service
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Opossum - dead or alive?

January 24, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott It was morning and I was still half asleep when went stumbling through the house into the early morning darkness. There was just light enough to see where I was going but dark enough to need the headlights on my car shining. Our property is fenced in to give our dogs boundaries,
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Bending but not breaking a New Year's resolution

January 17, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Eight days is about how long this year’s New Year’s resolution lasted, so I think I did pretty well. I decided I was going to refrain from sweets, and I successfully avoided cookies and cream ice cream during one of our seniors’ birthday celebration at George Wallace Senior Center, as well as
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Finding a solution for a retired husband with too much energy

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott As I have mentioned in a previous article, my husband Alan took the buyout at Goodyear. His last day of work was Dec. 20, 2019, and he was a little more excited than I was. So far, Alan has followed me everywhere except for my job at George Wallace Senior Center in
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Christmas and hearing God laugh

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott There is a song that plays in my head occasionally, called “Get Right with The Man” by Van Zant. The lyrics “If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans” sum up my life completely. I had no idea how blessed I would be when I gave my heart to
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Taking breaks, writing books and a birthday cake for Jesus

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott After a week full of fun activities, we at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe said our “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Years” to everyone, along with our hugs and good-byes for Christmas break. There was concern about what I was going to do without them for so long, which I wondered
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Vintage Yellow Jackets, bingo misunderstanding and a spiritual pep shot

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott The Golden Yellow Jackets at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe were buzzing with activities this past week. Our director, Pat Hill planned fun things for every day and would not tell us what was coming up next. She told me at first, but things might have slipped out and I lost
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There’s nothing like a visit from grandkids to cure a funk

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott It is a difficult thing to pinpoint what put me in a funk this past week. It could have been due to a full moon. It could be hereditary. It could be because it has been 10 years since I lost my father.  It could have been because I have eaten way
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Shopping during the Iron Bowl and being quizzed by Randy Owen

December 6, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott There I sat last Saturday as Alabama was winning against Auburn 45-40. My husband Alan said that both teams were playing hard. I then went shopping with my friend, neighbor and co-worker, Faye, and took a nap when I got back. I wore my Auburn shirt that one of our seniors at
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Singing students, grateful seniors and a rainout for the ages

November 27, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott The Scott household’s weekend plans were rained out but we could not have enjoyed our time any more than we did, since it was spent with family. The event came with live entertainment. Both of our children, our son’s wife and all four of our grandchildren spent all day Saturday with us. 
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Line dancing, holiday tee shirts and replacing the coffee maker

November 22, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott The George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe was closed on Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, so I sat at home and ate all day. I couldn’t wait to get to work, and I was so glad to be back at the following day on Tuesday. I get things done at work,
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A shout-out to all the students at Coosa Christian School

November 15, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Last week I wrote about our veterans program at the George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe and was praising God for all the teamwork involved in making it a complete success. I neglected to mention the letters written by students at Coosa Christian School. They were amazing. I did not exclude the
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A trip to Georgia, unscheduled pit stops and a temporarily missing couple

October 25, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott The George Wallace Senior Center’s 2019 Senior Apple Orchard Trip 2019 on Monday, Oct. 14, was a journey I will never forget. I should have braced myself when I caught at every red light from center. We prayed as a group first thing that morning for everyone to have a good trip
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Giving thanks and praise on Pastor Appreciation Day

October 18, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Pastor Appreciation Day was held last Sunday, Oct. 13, at Lake Martin Baptist, the church that my mom attends. The church members presented their pastor with an envelope. Baptist pastors I have known will not grow rich in a worldly fashion, and whatever amount of money contained in that envelope is not
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