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Should the county emergency management agency office duties be a separate office?
Nancy Whitaker

One a penny two a penny PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:15 PM


One of the big treats at Easter time is all the different kinds of Easter candy. Some of them have been around for years and we never grow tired of them.

When my own kids were growing up, we used to wait until they were asleep and make up their Easter baskets and hide them. Those were the days.

Me and Jack Spratt PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:19 PM

By Nancy Whitaker


It seems like since I am older, it takes me forever to go grocery shopping. I think I am just going to stop for a few items and it shouldn’t take that much time. Wrong!

Now, since I am older, it takes me quite a while to grocery shop, as I spend more time reading labels. My husband has to watch salt and sugar intake. We both have to watch fats as well as carbs and proteins.

If I read a label on something it may be low in sugar and fat, but high in sodium. If I find a food low in sodium, nine chances out of ten, it is high in carbohydrates. It seems as if our diet and menu has evolved into chicken, turkey and fish.

In case of emergency PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 2:27 PM

By Nancy Whitaker


Most of us here at the office are organized; at least we think we are. When it comes to our desks and work stations, it is pretty much up to each of us as to what we want on and in our desks.

Of course there are the necessities we have such as paper clips, rulers, tape, scissors and rubber bands. Personally, I like keeping those items out on my desk, so I can have quicker access to them.

Of course, there is the phone, computer, and file folders on my desk which are items I use every day. I also see business cards, pens, pencils and a stapler. So far so good.

Peas porridge or dead ringer? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 4:36 PM

By Nancy Whitaker


There are so many old sayings, beliefs and old wives tales which are passed down through the years, sometimes it is hard to distinguish fact from fiction.

I know there is probably some type of story as to how each of these old sayings got started, so I did some research on the topic. I was very surprised to find out some of the stories behind some of the old sayings so I thought I would ask you, “Did you know?”

In the trunk PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:50 PM

By Nancy Whitaker


I am the first to admit it, I know nothing about the mechanics of a car. My main expertise is to put the key in it, press on the gas, shift the gears and go.

I am sure there are a lot of women who can check the oil, pump up the tires and put water in wherever it goes. I envy these ladies, because I am not even sure I would know how to get the hood up on a car. In other words, I am saying that if I had any car trouble, my only alternative would be to call someone who knew something about the internal and external workings of a vehicle. In other words, a repairman.

Now, in no way does that mean I don’t know how to drive. I think I am a good driver, at least I feel safe riding with myself. My husband and kids would probably beg to differ, but hey, their driving scares me, too.

The cruise from hell PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:34 PM

By Nancy Whitaker


Sometimes a couple saves their money all their lives and wait until the kids are grown to take that perfect vacation. Perhaps, they want to go on a cruise to relax and enjoy the warm sun. Everyone dreams of sitting on a lounge chair on the deck soaking up rays and drinking cool drinks.

The food is promised to be the best you have ever eaten and luxurious surroundings will be right at your fingertips.

Personally, I have never had the desire to go on a cruise. First of all I don’t care for the sea or the ocean and getting my feet off of dry land scares me half to death.

A Valentine's Day gift PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:16 AM


By Nancy Whitaker

A Valentine’s Day gift

Valentines Day is tomorrow, Feb. 14. Are you a romantic person who surprises your sweetheart with that special gift? Do you like chocolates, flowers, jewelry or maybe a book? I am a romantic at heart and I love getting any of the above gifts. Now, I know that some of the stores had Valentine’s Day gifts on the shelves right after Christmas, so I guess we have all had plenty of time to get something for that special someone.

They say a woman remembers Valentine’s Day more than a man does. She is more apt to throw out hints on what she wants and nine chances out of ten she will also buy her sweetie something.

But, did you know, guys, that there are certain items your gal just may not want for Valentine’s Day? In fact, there is a list of what not to buy women and a list of what not to buy for men on Feb. 14. I find the list interesting, because not everyone is alike and we all have different ideas of what constitutes a “gift of love.”

Tales of details PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:15 AM

By Nancy Whitaker


How close do you pay attention to detail? How quick are you to notice changes to someone's appearance such as a new hair style or new glasses? How long does it take you to notice a change in your surroundings?

It is funny what details you might notice that I don’t. The age old question has been posed to me many times, “Don’t you notice anything different today?”

One day I was typing away on my computer and someone said, “Don’t you see anything different?”

I looked around at my desk and everything appeared to be in place. I said, “No. Should I?”

I wonder as I wander PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 5:25 PM


By Nancy Whitaker


I have always been a curious person and have always found myself wondering about things that maybe no one else thinks about.

I used to ask my mama, and anyone else who would listen, so many questions, they used to call me “News Reporter.”

A child does wonder about things and as an adult, I still do. Some of my musings may sound funny, however, I bet we have all questioned some of the same topics.

A boy named Sue PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:33 PM

By Nancy Whitaker

Whatever happened to Bob, Dick, Jim, George and Joe? Whatever happened to Mary, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Susan and Margaret? I am not thinking of different people, I am just wondering about the different names that people choose for their kids.

Each year it seems as if couples are coming up with unusual names and I think, “Where did they come up with that name?”

Now I don’t have room to say anything because my first two daughters got more non-traditional names, but my last two children got more common monikers.


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