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SACRED MOMENTS

By Kay Etheredge It is Friday, my one day to work at Brother Bryan.  I haven’t been here in two weeks due to visits from two of our children.  It was good to come back today, even though I will…

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SACRED BEAUTY

By Kay Etheredge This is really not my story, although I feel like I’m a part of it.  I graduated in 1975, a year after my older brother, but going through school with an older brother who was in the…

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HOUSE FINCHES – haemaorhous mexicanus

By Kay Etheredge Every year we hang two ferns on our front porch.   Every year the ferns serve as a place for a family of house finches to build their nest.  I say family because generations of these same birds…

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CONE OF SHAME

by Kay Etheredge Our sixteen year old dog, Caesar, is three feet long.  Yes, we have measured so we know this to be fact.  He also stands about six inches off the ground.  Because of his unusual build, when he…

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SAILING WITHOUT BUDDY

by Kay Etheredge Everyone called him Buddy but I’m not sure that was his real name.  I’m not sure I ever knew his real name, even though we had attended the same school for years.  There was a little something…

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THE LAUNDRY

by Kay Etheredge My mom was serious about laundry.  In the myriads of memories I have of my mom, she was almost always in the kitchen, at the sewing machine, or doing laundry.  What that meant for our family of…

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ACROSS THE STREET

By Kay Etheredge They lived right across the street from a small town Baptist church.  The church is picturesque; very typical for the South… white with a steeple and stained glass windows.  On a recent Sunday night I watched the people…

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GRANDMOTHERS AND GINKGO LEAVES

by Kay Etheredge He said his grandmother writes him letters, long letters.  He described her precise cursive handwriting and how it leaned in one direction. “It’s beautiful”, he said. “But sometimes it’s hard for me to read”. He then described…

Book of Common Prayer

TURN THE PAGE

By Kay Etheredge Recently our youngest daughter mentioned in a phone conversation that she would like to find a copy of The Book of Common Prayer.  Several days later I was in a thrift store and visited the book section,…

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2018 BRIDGES TO HOPE GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 3rd annual Bridges To Hope Charity Golf Tournament was a great success in raising over $20K for the ministries of Brother Bryan Mission.  Gary Garmany and Barrett Herring at Robert Trent Jones Oxmoor Valley did another excellent job in…