Mask fashion and coordinating colors

August 7, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott My husband Alan and I were recently watching Am-erican Pickers. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz buy the darndest things for a lot of money – signs, motorcycle parts, oil cans, old leather jackets and all kinds of junk were purchased, with excitement, by these guys. I wondered if one day – maybe
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Little tornadoes in the forecast

July 31, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott What a weekend! Saturday, July 25 was the day we were to celebrate my darling and patient husband Alan’s birthday. I planned to get our children and grandchildren together at our lake house on Lake Martin. I forgot that my hubby already had bought tickets to a concert in Chattanooga. When reminded,
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Pastor David’s harassing opportunity and a bad case of the quarantine blues

July 24, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott I am changing my focus today to a funny situation that happened amid everything. It was a nice break from the turmoil that I was consuming myself with. The Bible says to focus on what is good, and I was not doing a good job doing what the Bible said. I understand
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To cruise or not to cruise?

July 17, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Due to this coronavirus, our long-awaited cruise was recently cancelled. We thought the cruise was booked far enough ahead as not to be affected by the quarantine. As the days neared for our embarkation date, the continued threat of the coronavirus kept my attention. Our first cruise was for our honeymoon almost
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Eight wonderful years so far!

July 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This Fourth of July marked eight years of us calling the area of Glencoe home. We moved here with the intention of moving back in about a year. Our plans were off by a few years, so I guess God had other plans. It takes us a while to see everything. My
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Stickers in limbo and a spicy mom

July 2, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Another project recently invaded my mind, and I was inspired to use the other three members of our Golden Girls team to do yet another creative mission at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. The inspiration took place during my time with God, which is first thing in the morning. I was
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Perseverance, protective puppy dogs and a revelation at Independence Field

June 26, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott I have always heard it said that you never know who is watching you. What a burden to carry when someone is trying to be a Christian in every aspect of life. That idea spoke loudly to me during the season in my life when our children were growing up. It relates
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Christmas in June and comfort from the Bible

June 19, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Last week my husband, Alan, wanted me to write about Christmas. The subject on my mind was different, and I could not think of how to connect Christmas with a story on a hot day in June. Today I have been thinking about Christmas. We had to separate this last Christmas because
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Another Vicki, an irate judge and the driving school blues

June 12, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This last week, one of our senior volunteers shared a story with us that I want to share with you. Our director, Pat, here at George Wallace Senior Center was with me when I heard it, and we laughed so hard my jaw started hurting. I know I am not going to
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Triumph Fred, mistaken ancestry and a unique pair of Doppelgangers

June 5, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Having thought I was mostly of German ancestry my whole life, it seems I would have heard the term “doppelganger” at least once. To my knowledge, I’ve never heard of such a term. My newfound knowledge deserves an explanation. Anyone who knows my husband Alan knows he loves motorcycles. He owns several.
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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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