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Wednesday's Woman

  • Got to be Real: Christmas spirit has no price tag

    By SHONNA SHECKLES

     

    Well, it is that time of the year, my friends.

    The hustle and bustle of Christmas — for me, the Christmas season — has become so commercial and gives the constant look of wanting and not giving.

  • Speakers with Spark: Let there be joy during this special season

    By SUSAN RIDER

    ‘Tis the season of joy. Christmas is near and during this festive holiday season, it’s good to remember it should be about joy.

    The shopping season also is here as customers search for the right gift or a gift to be able to mark a name off the list. It’s a tradition we go shopping during the Black Friday weekend. My mom, daughter and I  make the outing to enjoy the camaraderie of special loved ones and friends.

  • Bunco bunch: Monthly game boasts 40-year history

    On a sunny November afternoon, women began arriving at a Vine Grove residence, exchanging warm hugs and wide smiles, much the way some of them have done for the past 40 years.

    The 12 women gather the third Friday each month at each other’s homes to play bunco, but the gatherings mean so much more to the women, giving them a chance to catch up with each others’ lives.

    The bunco group was formed sometime after Audrey Durbin of Radcliff and a cousin experienced the loss of their husbands within six days of each other.

  • Motherhood and more: The good things of Christmas may come early

    I admit it. 

    I’ve been listening to Christmas music for at least the past three weeks, much to my husband’s irritation. I mean, it’s not like it’s on all the time, and it’s only in the car when he’s not riding with me. But still. He knows and is therefore sufficiently bothered.

    And yet, I don’t care. 

  • Decking the halls with florist Barbara Morgan

    Barbara Morgan of Stephensburg has loved working with flowers since her youth. On visits to her grandmother's home, she gathered wildflowers and cedar limbs to arrange in old coffee cans. Morgan loved walking through the woods, looking at the wildflowers and moss on the trees.

    She’s grown that love of flowers and plant life into a 21-year career as a florist. Morgan and her husband, Jimmy, have owned The Rosey Posey Florist in Elizabethtown for 16 years.

  • Life or Something Like It: Mother-in-law loved like a mother

    Someone once said the mother-in-law daughter-in-law relationship is the toughest one to manage.

    Can any other woman cook his favorite foods just like mom did or wash his clothes just so?

    Is anyone good enough for the light of her life? Can anyone else treat her son with the love a mother has? Can she graciously move to second place as another woman takes first place in his heart?
    I was thinking about this last week as we traveled eight hours to Commerce, Ga., to attend the funeral of my husband’s mother.

  • Got to be Real: Give and be thankful

    By SHONNA SHECKLES

    Well, the holiday season is upon us again, and I do mean upon us. I viewed my first holiday commercial on Halloween night. Please, could they wait until November before they start reminding us to rush out and buy or, back by popular demand, use lay-away?

  • Veteran takes helm at Radcliff post office

    Patricia King is prepared to take on the role of postmaster at the U.S. Post Office in Radcliff and in some ways she’s been preparing for the role all her life.

    “I’ve always been one that loves to work,” said King, a Rineyville resident. “Coming to work has never been a challenge to me.”

    For about the past month, King has been the officer in charge of the office, awaiting finalization of the postmaster designation.

  • Making each day count

    Farm values, a love of family and a positive outlook are the driving forces in Cindy Gibson’s life.

    She was raised on a farm in southern Hardin County, one of 16 children. Gibson and her twin sister are numbers 13 and 14 and among the youngest in the family.

    “I’m really proud to be raised in that family,” she said.

    All of her siblings are still living and 12 live in Hardin County.

  • Speakers with Spark: Develop a grateful outlook

    By SUSAN RIDER

    An attitude of gratitude is the best attitude to develop not just because of the season, but because of all the blessings we have been granted. No matter how bad things get, how rushed you are or how sad you are, you can always find someone worse off than you.