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She said ‘yes’ to the dress

My granddaughter posted a photo on Facebook — a picture of her with a sign, which read, “She said ‘Yes’ to the dress.” She had found the perfect wedding dress…

Mean-spirited and strong

At times, it seems like every gun from heaven and under the earth is pointed at you. A couple weeks ago, that’s what happened to My Sweet Al and me.…

Does she have to come home?

“Does she have to come home with you?” “Yes, I miss her. This is her home. She needs to be with me.” This was the conversation I had with my…

Keep the kitchen knives in the drawer

My Sweet Al wants to have another garage sale. It wears me out to think about all this junk, but Al seems to thrive on this stuff. We went through…

In front of the pack: the game changers

A friend said to me, “I want to be a game changer. I want to help people and make a difference.” Sounds good, but do you know what you’re asking?…

The sound of spring on the Lower Blanco

I yelled, “Drop the bucket.” My Sweet Al didn’t hear or didn’t choose to hear over the roar of his Kubota tractor. The orange beast had empowered him and he…

Leaving the party on top

My Sweet Al says, “Always leave the party on top. Leave when you’re still having fun. Don’t wait until it starts going downhill.” Good advice, but my problem is, why…

Who’s Betty Slade? An interview with the author of ‘Artist’s Lane’

By Hank Slikker Special to The PREVIEW Betty Slade has been a public voice for artists for most of the past 10 years. She currently authors the column “Artist’s Lane”…

A stay at the Hospital Marriott

Our son-in-law dropped by for lunch. As the three of us chatted, my Sweet Al said, “My leg feels hot.” I looked at Al’s leg and gasped. His ankle, black…

A special night and the Ugly Dance

My friend, the Professor, says he and his wife dance in different directions, she goes one way and he goes another. He calls it the “Ugly Dance.” He would’ve fit…