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Nancy Whitaker

Boo! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 2:18 PM


Do you remember telling ghost stories when you were young? We used to gather around a fire at night, watching the fire and seeing who could either make up or tell the scariest story.

One of the favorite frightening tales we all loved to tell was that of “Little Johnny.” Of course, even though we knew the ending of the story, the element of surprise at the end never failed to make us scream.

I don’t know if kids even tell this “Little Johnny” story anymore, but it is really a classic. Of course, the story is always told better in the dark shadows with a full moon shining above.

Swinging on a star PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 1:38 PM


Believe it or not, I have never seen a 3-D movie before at a theater, so we decided to go to see “Star Trek,” a 3-D movie, last Tuesday night. Let me say it was really amazing.

After we paid for our tickets and got our popcorn, we were given plastic 3-D glasses that would be picked up after the movie.

When the show began, we put our glasses on and the first thing a starship looked like it was coming straight at me. Of course I hollered and it took some getting used to, but I will say, the special effects in this movie were wonderful.

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1:33 PM

By Nancy Whitaker


When I was little I was scared to death of the “big bad wolf.” That imaginary wolf frightened me because I knew he had consumed Little Red Riding Hood as well as the Three Little Pigs. In fact, I used to have nightmares about the wolf knocking at our door and coming after me.

I was so frightened of him that I would hide every little book with his picture in it.

Understanding women PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 3:22 PM


Have men ever really understood women or know what they like? A lot of men say they have never understood us and probably never will. I know there are things I like a man to do and generally speaking some guys may not have a clue what I am talking about.

Now, some women may find a guy who really understands them and knows their needs, so this column is in no way meant for them. To those I say, “Great and thank you in your quest to understand the female.”

What's in my soup? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 1:44 PM

By Nancy Whitaker


Eating is supposed to be one of the nice, pleasant things in life. We all like to partake of food that tastes and looks good. There is nothing better than sitting down to a home cooked meal and enjoying it with your family or loved one.

Dining out is also a special experience as a lot of events are celebrated in a restaurant with a good meal.

Naturally, when you prepare food or eat out, you want your food to look, smell and taste good. But, strange things can happen if you eat at home or dine out.

The Bodys PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 1:44 PM

By Nancy Whitaker

‘The Bodys’

There were four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.

Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody for what Anybody could have done.

Hands Down PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 3:24 PM


One of the most important parts of our body is our hands. Stop and think of all the different things we do with our hands.

A mother’s hand can stir up sugar cookies, make pies, wash dishes, dust, mend clothing, and peel potatoes. Her hands can rock a cradle, burp a colicky baby and soothe the brow of a sick child.

A dad’s hands can plant fields, harvest, work with tools, drive a truck, work on cars, mow the lawn, start a fire and build a house.

We use our hands everyday and it is almost impossible to imagine our life without them. Our hands have been used as a way of protecting ourselves since time began. Hands can actually be considered a weapon when clenched into fists. Open hands can be used to slap someone.

Do we have too much news available? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:41 PM

By Nancy Whitaker


How things have changed in the past 50 years. Growing up in the country in the 1950s era, I know we did not have access to the news like we do now.

Back in those days, we would gather around the radio to listen to the news or perhaps subscribe to a weekly newspaper. We also had those “party line” telephones and each time the phone rang someone's ring, we would sneakily take the receiver off the hook and listen in to find out what was new.

It is here! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:39 PM

By Nancy Whitaker


It is amazing how much better we feel physically and emotionally when the sun is shining. After what seemed to be a long, dreary winter, the appearance of sunshine has improved our moods, eased our aches and pains and made us feel good all over. At least we know that the elusive sunshine is paving the way for a nice hot summer.

In addition to birds chirping, flowers blooming and the appearance of those pesky ants, I look at some more things going on that lets me know, “Spring is in the air.”

Is it in the water? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:50 PM

By Nancy Whitaker


How many products do you see on the market designed to help YOU look, feel, act and stay young?

I do believe that men as well as women are continuously looking for that magic tonic, pill, drink or powder which will reverse the aging process.

There are face creams to erase wrinkles, serums to make lips fuller and colored contacts to make eyes a different color.

There are gel nails, spray tans, false eyelashes, toupees, wigs, extensions to make our hair longer, lifts for shoes and surgery on selected places which could make a woman (or a man) look bigger or smaller.


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