Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Wednesday's Post

July 11, 2012

Lifesaving love from a surrogate mother


July 11, 2012 —

The boy grew into manhood and became a successful businessman. He eventually learned the details of how the woman next door had literally saved his life.

She lived a few miles away and he began visiting her to express his thanks and to make sure she never lacked for anything.

He had a stepmother but this other woman was important to him in a different way. He couldn’t easily explain the connection he felt with her.

Those regular visits lasted the rest of her life, the result of an unbreakable bond sealed with motherly love and gratitude.

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Wednesday's Post
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    My daughter was on her first visit to the West Coast home of her future husband’s family. She was asked if she wanted to accompany his sisters on a shopping trip. Her response was “I don’t care to.” As the hosts were loading their car, they were surprised to see her walk toward them and start climbing into the vehicle.

    August 13, 2014

  • Can we rid ourselves of keyboard cowards?

    Keyboard cowards. They are all around us, even among us. It’s another term I wish I had coined myself. I heard a prominent, respected citizen utter that phrase at a community meeting as she told of a smear campaign against a high school student by jealous classmates.

    August 6, 2014

  • Old hospital is gone but not the memories

    Today’s concern about the fiscal health of Kentucky’s rural hospitals reminded me of one of my assignments as a reporter many years ago. I was sent by the Ashland Independent to Grayson to write a story about the closing of Stovall Memorial Hospital, the place of my birth some 24 years earlier.

    July 30, 2014

  • ‘Who’s gonna fill their shoes’ a key question

    That question was the title of a great country song released in 1985 by the legendary George Jones. That scenario also applies today to the communities we call home and our local organizations that make life better for all of us.

    July 23, 2014

  • When neighbors were really neighbors…

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    July 16, 2014

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    After a lifetime of listening to friends and co-workers talk incessantly about their pets, I have decided to share some words about mine…my pet peeves.

    July 9, 2014

  • I make no apologies for loving my country

    Friday is the birthday of the United States of America. As an American, I’m incredibly proud of that fact.

    July 2, 2014

  • Can’t everyone grow their own vegetables?

    The sight of home vegetable gardens brings to mind a gardening adventure worth sharing. My friend and I heard someone say at church that growing your own vegetables could save money while providing your family with better, fresher food.

    June 25, 2014

  • ‘Let’s go fly a kite’ is more than a song title

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    June 18, 2014

  • Old ways, old days sometimes look better

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    June 11, 2014