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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My amazing Granny Dillard and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program

October 11, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott This past Saturday was a day of goofing off and playing around with my old articles that my mom had put in a scrapbook. Several ideas for book No. 2 have been swimming around in my head, and I was brainstorming which approach to take. In these old articles, I found one
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A creepy glass bridge, a first-time selfie and resisting a sales pitch

September 27, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott My husband Alan and I escaped life this past weekend by running away to Sevierville in Tennessee. I am not a fan of the busy life of big cities, but we have enjoyed Sevierville before, and it became our destination plan. When some of the George Wallace Senior Center ladies’ memories of
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Fun in the stands, sharing the love at Jack’s and searching for footwear

September 20, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Last Saturday, my husband Alan and I backed out our driveway with plans to pick my mother up and take her to Auburn to find some shoes. She decided she is now an Alabama fan. I hope she can suffer through a trip to Auburn University, my alma mater, to buy shoes.
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Mixed emotions and happy reunions at a high school football game

September 13, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott I attended a high school football game last Friday night, and it took a bucket full of pride to swallow for me to be there. I had to do it to see my oldest grandchild, Ava, cheer with the little ones at halftime. I had not been back to this school since
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God in schools and the wisdom of children

September 6, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Last Saturday, I was enjoying some conversation with my daughter-in-law Machi, and we were discussing God and our schools. I felt compelled to share some of my testimony with her. In doing so, I realized two things – God is powerful and so are children. My daughter Eva was between two and
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Becoming a sea turtle sister and searching for Sean Dietrich

September 3, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Around 2017, my husband Alan and I went on a mission trip to the Bahamas with other members of Cove Creek Baptist Church in Glencoe. During this time, we built relationships with victims of both hurricanes and each other. Tammy Jones, who is the secretary and does the children’s ministry at Cove
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A three-hour car ride, Mimi on the Phone and treat negotiations

August 16, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Starting last Saturday, it was that time of the year – “Nana Camp” time! I should call it “Nana and Poppa Camp.” My husband Alan took the week off work to share this momentous occasion, and I am very appreciative. My daughter is so nervous about us watching her kids. She suggested
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My first book, some sound senior advice and a very special mother

August 12, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott One obstacle after another kept happening until I decided to seek advice from our seniors and George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. I had a dilemma about the presentation of my first published book, She Made a Difference, Anyway! A Tribute to My Mom, to my mother. I did not want to
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Anticipation, a patient husband and a book with my name on it

August 2, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Today is the day my package of copies of my book are scheduled to arrive. As I sit at my front window facing the mailbox, I can see everyone who drives by. I checked my order online at least three times a day since July 15, and this morning the package left
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Bingo Day, a family emergency and extended wait on the phone

July 26, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott We are at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe on a Wednesday Bingo Day. Excitement is in the air. The phone rings and Pat answers it. The caller on the other end wants to speak to her husband.  Pat does not see him from where she is, so she puts the caller
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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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