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HOLLENBECK: Celebrating the wearin’ o’ the green year after year

March 21, 2011

Let’s just say this is better late than never, and I’m referring to St. Patrick’s Day. Hope everyone had a happy holiday.
Because of other obligations, the regular group I’m a part of that has been attending the St. Paddy’s Day parade in Hot Springs didn’t get to be there this year.
That was a disappointment, but if you’re Irish — really Irish — you have to have fun on the holiday wherever you can find it.

BRENT DAVIS/Resident Boomer: What do you kids do for fun these days?

March 21, 2011

It can be eerie when things happen in succession that were completely unrelated but share a common thread. For example, I am always looking for material to write about so I asked my bride “What did you do for fun as a kid growing up in Ohio?” She pondered for a moment and responded “We rode our bikes, had sleepovers with friends and played in the crick.” She immediately noticed my inquisitive puppy head tilt and said “What?” I responded “Crick? Like creek?” Giving me the now familiar DA facial expression, she said “Yes. Have you not heard that word before? That’s what we called it in Ohio.”

Cleo Elizabeth Hays Lawson

March 21, 2011

Cleo Elizabeth Hays Lawson, 90, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, morning March 20, 2011, at the Arkansas Hospice at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hot Springs.
“Mimi”, as she was lovingly named by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was born in Gravel Hill in White County on Dec. 29, 1920. She was the third child of Edward and Flossie Hays. Cleo and her husband Vestil were married Sept. 17, 1938.

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