‘Hills and Hollers’ Category
March 25, 2013 by wcobserver
Another Person’s Treasure By Annie McCormick So it is said about trash. However, some trash is treasure. I was in the midst of thousands of square feet of it last weekend at the Fort Smith Flea Market. There were a few Winslowites there selling their items as well as many from our area searching for treasures. Rene Banks had some great vintage saddles and magazines for sale. I have favorites from almost all 20th century styles. Not so much Victorian and not anything from the 80s on, but I like Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Retro. “Retro” is from the 50s and 60s; also called the “Space Age.” Lots of turquoise, light green and pink combined with black. Cool stuff and lots of it at this flea market.Read More...
May 23, 2012 by Annie McCormick
I’ve been attempting to practice patience lately. I’ve been told that I’m way too impatient, especially with the tv remote. Technology has enabled me to have some things in a nanosecond and I have gotten used to it. Waiting at a traffic light seems like it takes forever, when it is really only 45-60 seconds. I could go through my email in that amount of time but I don’t have a phone that does email. Oh, well. It seems like everything is speeded up nowadays. Kids talk so fast I usually have to ask them to repeat what they said, slower and in English. Words are abbreviated for the sake of expediency as well. I’d hate to be a school teacher and have to deal with a room full of children with this kind of limited attention span. The educators of today are truly warriors. Not that they weren’t when I was in school, just a different kind. When I was in grade school (yeah, yeah…a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…) children were basically all taught the same thing in the same manner. First grade served to weed out the “A” students from the others. …Read More...
May 22, 2012 by Annie McCormick
I’ve been attempting to practice patience lately. I’ve been told that I’m way too impatient, especially with the tv remote. Technology has enabled me to have some things in a nanosecond and I have gotten used to it.Read More...
May 8, 2012 by Annie McCormick
A longtime friend of mine is battling Hepatitis C. He’s currently on his second round of treatment. Besides the nastiness of the drugs used to treat the disease, he is struggling with another aspect of his treatment.Read More...
April 26, 2012 by Annie McCormick
Seriously, I’ve been wanting to quit smoking. For years now. I’ve been one of those off-and-on smokers since I was a teenager. I would quit when I was pregnant and stay quit for years at a time. Once I had such a bad Tequila hangover that I quit cold turkey with no problem because the thought of cigarettes made me puke. My main problem is that I get psychotic when I try to quit. One of my daughters actually told me to have a cigarette when I was losing it. So, why do I keep smoking even though I hate it? Because I’m addicted to nicotine. Cigarettes are the only thing I know of that are horrible for your health, stink, are highly addictive and completely legal. They are sold using fraudulent marketing practices and target a young audience hoping for lifelong customers. Cigarette companies make billions of dollars yearly, minus the kickbacks to legislators. I would like to see cigarette tax dollars go towards nicotine recovery centers, much like the recovery centers available for heroin, crack and meth users. A legal addiction is still an addiction so why not? Well, because the industry would go broke if nobody smoked …Read More...