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Hello,

I am a retired nurse, who has also worked as an insurance agent.  I have always loved art and writing, and love being able to write here on hubpages.

I also do some ghost blog writing.  I enjoy researching new subjects for these blogs.

My husband and I love to travel with our dogs, and spend time with our grandchilodren.

Thanks for visiting me here on Hubpages!

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  • My Front Yard Garden
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    My Front Yard Garden

    19 months ago

    Not everyone has the luxury of the perfect garden space. Often we have to make the best of what we have.

  • Plan A Trip To West Monroe, Louisiana
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    Plan A Trip To West Monroe, Louisiana

    2 years ago

    West Monroe, Louisiana has become a vacation stop for many families. This is largely because of the popularity of the reality television show, "Duck Dynasty."

  • How To Make Communion Bread
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    How To Make Communion Bread

    2 years ago

    In my small church, we make our own unleavened Communion bread. Homemade bread is not required, it is something we like. Try this easy recipe.

  • Visiting Honey Boo Boo's Hometown - McIntyre, GA
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    Visiting Honey Boo Boo's Hometown - McIntyre, GA

    19 months ago

    The reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has placed a very tiny middle Georgia town on the map. Driving down Georgia Highway 441, I had to stop for lunch, and a few pictures.

  • Dottie's Love
    2

    Dottie's Love

    3 years ago

    This is the life story of my Catahoula mix dog. She was my best friend, and companion for sixteen years.

  • How To Make Tie-Dye Baby Clothes
    2

    How To Make Tie-Dye Baby Clothes

    3 years ago

    Simple tie-dyeing of pre-made baby items.

  • Let's Show Some American Pride
    2

    Let's Show Some American Pride

    4 years ago

    Today, I watched a very moving ceremony on a morning news show. A large group of immigrants took an oath to become citizens of our country. They were of many nationalities. Men and women, old and young, some already...

  • T-28 RC Plane by Parkzone
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    T-28 RC Plane by Parkzone

    4 years ago

    When our sons were young, we enjoyed flying remote controlled planes. It was a family hobby. The kids, and especially "Dad" loved it. At that time, remote control planes for the most part had gas engines....

  • Maytag French Door Refrigerator Review
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    Maytag French Door Refrigerator Review

    2 years ago

    A "French Door" refrigerator is designed with double doors on the top refrigerator section, and a pull-out drawer freezer on the bottom. French door refrigerators have been around for about 20 years, but have...

  • Humble and Wise, Our 39th President...Jimmy Carter
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    Humble and Wise, Our 39th President...Jimmy Carter

    4 years ago

    This past summer, my husband Mike and I, took a weekend trip to Plains, GA. Plains is a very small South Georgia town of approximately 800 residents. It is home to a giant peanut, and a candy shop that sells roasted...

  • Are Rich People Entitled to Better Medical Care?
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    Are Rich People Entitled to Better Medical Care?

    4 years ago

    Earlier this year, my mother, who is in her eighties, had a dilemma. She had received a letter from her doctor stating that if she wanted to remain on his patient list, she would have to pay an annual retainer fee. His...

  • Stove Update with Faux Stainless Steel
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    Stove Update with Faux Stainless Steel

    4 years ago

    This is how my stove looks now. Sometimes good things come from mistakes. Recently this happened to me. My stove was originally an ugly antique white. It didn't match anything in my kitchen. A couple of years ago I...

  • Alligator Facts and Gator Myths
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    Alligator Facts and Gator Myths

    19 months ago

    Baby alligators in a golf course lake. Here in southern USA, we have to share our lakes and rivers. Snapping turtles, manatees, snakes, and alligators, .....all can be found enjoying the sunshine. Alligators are...

  • Avoiding Cancer Treatment Mistakes
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    Avoiding Cancer Treatment Mistakes

    2 years ago

    There is an old saying that "nice guys finish last."   Sadly, when it comes to cancer care, the patient that is too nice, sometimes doesn't get the best care. This is something that I observed first...

  • Colton Burpo, Thank You!
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    Colton Burpo, Thank You!

    5 years ago

    I have read a lot of good books. Every now and then, I pick up one that is so enthralling that I want to just keep reading, and reading. In fact, I don't want it to end. "Heaven is for real" is one of...

  • Find The Next Stock Winner
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    Find The Next Stock Winner

    4 years ago

    Anyone who invests in the Stock Market has probably lived with many "If only I had", and "If only I had not". It's the way of the market. Most of us can't predict the future..or can we? While our...

  • Finding Success in Independent Sales
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    Finding Success in Independent Sales

    4 years ago

    Most of us have worked as sales clerks at one time or another during our lives.  Many people spend entire careers working at retail stores.  Retail sales clerks generally are paid by the hour, and punch a time...

  • Not So SIMPLE Interest Loans
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    Not So SIMPLE Interest Loans

    5 years ago

    "If you really want this (car, boat, camper, whatever), you need to BUY IT NOW!"..... "This deal won't be available tomorrow.".... "You can take it home today with nothing down."........

  • How to Make Bread Dough Christmas Ornaments
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    How to Make Bread Dough Christmas Ornaments

    6 years ago

    A tradition that my family enjoys each Christmas is to make homemade ornaments. Our tree is filled with handmade ornaments. Many of these were made in school, when my three sons were young. Now I enjoy making...

  • Sewing Clothes for Girls and Their Dolls
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    Sewing Clothes for Girls and Their Dolls

    6 years ago

    My grandmother was an amazing seamstress. One of my favorite memories is of her sitting at her Singer flip down, black sewing machine. She was frequently sewing something for me, or a cousin. My favorite thing that...

  • A Day at Cumberland Island
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    A Day at Cumberland Island

    6 years ago

    White sand beach Mike in front of the mansion ruins Cumberland Island National Seashore - Operating Hours & Seasons (U.S. National Park Service) Operating Hours & Seasons Even though my family has...

  • Easy Decorating With Peel and Stick Tile
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    Easy Decorating With Peel and Stick Tile

    6 years ago

    Recently I redid the floor in our spare bedroom. This room had old, stained carpeting. We had been planning on replacing it since we bought our house six years ago. Company coming, and needing to use the room finally...

  • Memoirs from a Nursing Career
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    Memoirs from a Nursing Career

    6 years ago

    When I graduated from nursing school, I considered myself through with school. I had a guaranteed job at the local hospital, no specialty needed. A nurse was a nurse, either a R.N. or an L.P.N. We had not heard of...

  • Five Great Macaroni and Cheese Dishes
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    Five Great Macaroni and Cheese Dishes

    6 years ago

    Everyone loves "Mac and Cheese." It usually ranks high on lists of ultimate comfort foods, and recipes abound for it. It is also widely available in boxes, with sprinkle on, bright orange cheese powder, or...

  • Don't Become a Heart Attack Statistic
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    Don't Become a Heart Attack Statistic

    6 years ago

    My husband, Mike, and I have lost way too many friends, and family members to heart attacks. I never met my father-in-law. He was in his early forties when he died on his birthday. Six years ago, a friend from our...

  • Faux Painting with Coastal Style
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    Faux Painting with Coastal Style

    6 years ago

    Atlantic Ocean St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.A. Look to nature for color inspiration. Sand, ocean, and sky -relaxation... Spring is finally here!  Our clocks have sprung forward, and our days are getting longer....

  • Healthy Nutrition for Cancer Patients
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    Healthy Nutrition for Cancer Patients

    6 years ago

    Working as an oncology nurse, I saw first hand the direct effects of cancer on a patient's nutritional status. Cancer increases the metabolism of carbohydrates, fat, protein, sugar, vitamins, and electrolytes. Many...

  • Religion and Sports
    10

    Religion and Sports

    3 years ago

    There is a ongoing debate amongest the members of my church. Are athletes that make public displays of their religion, glorifying God or themselves? My husband and I actually started this debate. We are sports fans, he...

  • Best Herbal Treatments for Pets
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    Best Herbal Treatments for Pets

    2 years ago

    When we think of herbal remedies, often what comes to mind first are treatments for people. We think of the three G's - Ginkgo, Ginseng, and Ginger. There are also many natural herbal remedies for our pets. And, as...

  • Fireproof Christian Love Dare - For Marriage and More
    10

    Fireproof Christian Love Dare - For Marriage and More

    21 months ago

    Fireproof is a Christian movie that came out in 2008. It can be found now on DVD, and also can be watched on a "U-Tube" link that I have included. There is a workbook that has been published to go with it,...

  • Successful Options Trading for Beginners
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    Successful Options Trading for Beginners

    4 years ago

    I love Wall Street! I guess that sounds odd, given the fall of the market last year, and the continued uncertainty of our economy. I inherited this love from my mother. She has always took control of her own...

  • Easy & Inexpensive DIY Kitchen Countertops
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    Easy & Inexpensive DIY Kitchen Countertops

    6 years ago

    In a previous hub of mine, I wrote about my faux tile backsplash walls. During the same kitchen remodeling, I also redid my kitchen countertops. I had very little money to spend, so granite, river rock, or stainless...

  • The Need to be Needed
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    The Need to be Needed

    6 years ago

    "Needs" can come in all shapes and sizes. "Needs" can be physical or emotional. As humans, we are basically needy. We have physical needs of food, water, shelter, and warmth. We also have...

  • Salt and Light of the World
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    Salt and Light of the World

    6 years ago

    Recently, in Bible study at my church, we have been studying the book of Matthew. In Matthew Chapter Five, Jesus is on Mount Zion teaching his disciples. His teachings from the "Sermon on the Mount" have...

  • Concept Photography
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    Concept Photography

    6 years ago

    According to Wikipedia, a concept is "a mental representation" that pertains to an abstract idea.   In photography or art, a concept can often be seen as a picture that relates an emotion without any...

  • The Amazing Inspiration of Hubs
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    The Amazing Inspiration of Hubs

    7 years ago

    I am still fairly new to Hubpages.  Finding a site where anyone could write was an exciting find. Initially,  I read a few hubs, but mainly I wanted to write. Ideas were bustling in my head, and I published...

  • Low Cost Kitchen Re-Do with Faux Tiles
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    Low Cost Kitchen Re-Do with Faux Tiles

    6 years ago

    I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. I think most of us do. It is the first place I stumble to in the morning for my wake-up coffee, and the last place I leave at night. (I have to make sure the coffee will be ready...

  • What Make a Great Photograph?
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    What Make a Great Photograph?

    7 years ago

    I have always considered myself a pretty good photographer.  I have a closet full of photo albums dating back to the day of my marriage.  My camera bag accompanies me more than my purse does.  With that...

  • The Blessing of Christian Music
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    The Blessing of Christian Music

    7 years ago

    I became a Christian at the age of seventeen. This did not happen due to someone witnessing to me, it happened because of music. My childhood home was a good home, but not a Christian home. We did not read the...

  • God's Cellphone
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    God's Cellphone

    7 years ago

    Wouldn't it be nice if God had a cellphone? I for one, would place his number in my "Faves". Then every time I wanted to know why something had happened, or what decision I should make, the answer would be as...

  • Coastal Georgia Marshes
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    Coastal Georgia Marshes

    7 years ago

    Georgia marsh as seen from Jekyll Island Many people that have traveled to Atlanta, feel that they have seen the state of Georgia. Coastal Georgia, though, is an entirely different landscape from Atlanta. ...

  • Border Collie Love
    6

    Border Collie Love

    7 years ago

    Belle at 5 weeks old Dec. 2008 Traditional Border collie stare High jump to catch a tennis ball Swimming to get the tennis ball Graduation from pet training My husband and I fell in love with Border Collies...

  • Keeping our Kids Safe
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    Keeping our Kids Safe

    7 years ago

         Do you ever feel that watching the news is just too depressing?  It is especially saddening to hear of something bad happening to an innocent child.  Children are precious, and the future...

  • Organizing Paper Clutter
    3

    Organizing Paper Clutter

    6 years ago

    Where does all this junk mail come from? I have always been envious of organized people. You know who I am talking about. Their kitchen cabinets are neatly organized, and all their plastic containers have...

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