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Memories Are the Key Not to the Past, but to the Future

The Hicks Sisters ca 1983 “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~ It had been a glorious, beautiful, brisk autumn day. I stood and breathed in a stunning panoramic view as I watched the sun lower into a captivating sunset. Faster than I realized, dusk… Continue reading Memories Are the Key Not to the Past, but to the Future

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The Bonds of Family Can Be Severed in an Instant, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“9/11 was a reminder that the bonds of family can be severed in an instant. They are essential, crucial, valuable, fragile.” ~ Peter Jennings ~ I don’t know who came up with the saying “time heals all wounds”. There must be a committee of pencil heads sitting in a room somewhere whose specific job is… Continue reading The Bonds of Family Can Be Severed in an Instant, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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I Will Never Forget the Bright September Day…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“I will never forget the bright September day, standing at my desk in the White House, when my young assistant said that a plane hit the World Trade Center – and then a second one…” ~ Condoleezza Rice ~ I was a young lass toting around a Pentax SLR almost 30 years ago to the… Continue reading I Will Never Forget the Bright September Day…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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This is What I Remember and Why I Remember, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s been 11 years today…and every year I remember it with the same ache as when it happened that morning. That summer had been a dreadful summer for me personally. My husband of 27 years walked out on me for a new life with another woman. My health was in a continual decline. I had… Continue reading This is What I Remember and Why I Remember, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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I Remember… by Beverly Hicks Burch

In six days we’ll mark an anniversary of the worst kind. As Americans we are given to celebrating and marking memorable events. Some are grandiose with bands, food, parades and fireworks. Others are rather solemn and somber. Sept. 11th or as it has come to be known in our vernacular as 9/11 is an event… Continue reading I Remember… by Beverly Hicks Burch

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What’s Up with This? by Beverly Hicks Burch

What’s Up with This? By Beverly Hicks Burch Let me ask you something. Have you flown the “friendly” skies lately? Well, just in case you haven’t let me fill you in on the “pleasure of flying in the Brave New World… First, you need to arrive at the airport hours ahead of your scheduled departure.… Continue reading What’s Up with This? by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass or Where in the World is Bev? by Beverly Hicks Burch

The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass…or Where in the World is Bev? By Beverly Hicks Burch What’s your idea of adventure? I realize the idea or concept of adventure is relative to each individual. To some a few dashes of habanera sauce over their food or going mustang one day when they forgot to… Continue reading The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass or Where in the World is Bev? by Beverly Hicks Burch

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I Do Remember…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I Do Remember… By Beverly Hicks Burch The ringing of the phone jolted me out of my sleep that morning at a little passed 8:00 AM CST. On the other end was an agitated and alarmed male voice admonishing me, “Momma quick, turn on the TV. The World Trade Towers have been attacked!!” What?! How… Continue reading I Do Remember…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Kung Pau USA, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Kung Pau USA By Beverly Hicks Burch Tell the children to leave the room. Their eyes just may be too young and tender to read and accept the following…the Fortune Cookie is not Chinese. If you travel to mainland China, good chances are, you will have a hard time finding a fortune cookie. In Hong… Continue reading Kung Pau USA, by Beverly Hicks Burch