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October 10th

Latest 'Wizard' stirs up memories from childhood and later years

October 10, 2013

Lynda Hollenbeck

It was a nasty day weather-wise and I wasn't sure I wanted to spend a couple of hours cooped up in a movie theater, even for a sure-fire entertainment hit like "The Wizard of Oz." It was showing at a Central Arkansas theater as part of a special anniversary showing and the invitation was tempting.
I had been in and out of the drizzle throughout the day and looked like something the cat had dragged in and rejected. Humid, rainy weather and redheads are not a good mix.

Humor, revelation abound in tributes left on gravestones

October 10, 2013

Lynda Hollenbeck

A trip to an old cemetery can provide some delightful commentary — some intentional, some obviously not.
Much humor is found in the messages left by past generations, which most planned as serious memorials, but instead provide priceless tributes years later.
Epitaphs, once the norm, are practically non-existent now. I find them fascinating.
My late spouse once told me that his choice for the eulogy on my final resting place should be: "She was an enigma, but I loved her."

Tragic end on I-30 for Cory Waters

October 10, 2013

Cory Waters loved pigeons. As a child in Los Angeles, he learned to train them and sell them as a way to make money.
Waters, 36, was finding life difficult during the last 12 months and decided to try his hand, once again, at raising and training the birds of his happier days.
Waters and his son, Cory Jr., 17, recently found pigeons for sale in Texas and set out to purchase 18. After securing their order, the father and son packed the birds into their vehicle and headed back to Arkansas with hope for a brighter future.

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