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Marla Luckhardt

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Most of us are just plain sick and tired of being sick and tired. With the number of months that we’ve spent inside adding up, it is hard to remember when we could just head out to visit each other or go to a mall or restaurant and release some of the tension with some normalcy. In addition,…

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As I write my article each week, I try to be upbeat and stay positive during the strangest and most challenging 10 months of our lives. Complaining and sniveling is certainly understandable but for me, unproductive, so again, I try to find some humor in all of this sheltering-in-place.

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Perhaps I speak for a lot of us when I say New Year’s Eve has a whole new meaning this year. Instead of singing “Auld Lang Syne,” perhaps we play Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole’s fantastic version of “Unforgettable.” Although she was just a child when her dad passed away, producers played a …

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Over the last who knows how many months, we have all been anxious for human contact and in-person communication. The age of technology has helped quite a bit with the virtual visits but hugs and those grandchildren kisses are missed by everyone. On the very rare occasion that we see each oth…

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A few days ago, I had to go to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. It was actually for Grandpa, but I offered to do the drive-thru thing, as it is safe and I didn’t have to go inside. Like always, I got dressed and covered my older and a little bit more wrinkled body with a pair of pants…

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The day before yesterday I went over to my neighbor’s house to do a quick check on her since she lives alone. I brought her some of my “world-famous locally” stuffed bell peppers and found her outside doing a bit of gardening. We chatted in the fresh air for a moment or two, and I saw out of…

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How many of us recycle? That’s a hypothetical question of course, but we still do here at our house, and I’m pretty sure most people do as well. If nothing else, it has become second nature to divide the glass, plastic, cardboard boxes and other items that we can put into the blue, green or …

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In 1951, the year I was born, Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States. Obviously, I couldn’t vote for him. Then in 1953, the people elected Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower as number 34 and again, I was too young to vote, of course, but he was the first president that I can act…

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This has been a heck of a year, and we’re only in the first week of November! I for one will be delighted on New Year’s Eve to bid a fond, or not-so-fond, farewell to 2020.

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Sunday, I ventured out with Grandpa to one of our favorite restaurants here in Brentwood. We both got all dressed up, which in our case meant something other than sweatpants and an old tee shirt, got into the car and drove the five blocks to Chianti's for dinner. Freedom, if only for a few hours!

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(BPT) - There are no two ways about it: 2020 was a lot to take in. We forged ahead and made amazing things happen in the face of enormous unce…