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Missing my friend

I would like to pay tribute and dedicate this column to the late Jean McManus.
I first met Ms. Jean, I’m guessing, in 2008 here at work. Ms. Jean had dropped by The Eunice News. I cannot recall the reason why she popped in, but I’m thinking it was to speak to our editor. And, If I can remember correctly, it was not to criticize, or complain about the newspaper, for her visit. She normally had compliments for The Eunice News.

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How to cope with an empty nest

Empty nest syndrome is real, but there are many ways to move past the mixed emotions synonymous with this phenomenon.
Reconnecting with your spouse is one way to combat feelings of loss that can stem from a suddenly empty nest.
In my case, when my last daughter left home, I found new hobbies and visited more with my parents and friends. The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives moms who are feeling the empty nest syndrome tips on how to adjust and how to find ways to keep busy and have fun.

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Enjoy safe backyard barbecues

Who doesn’t like a barbecued grilled steak or burger? It’s time to clean the grill and get ready for outdoor dining.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives some steps people can take to ensure their backyard barbecues are safe.
Backyard barbecues are synonymous with warm weather. And why wouldn’t they be? Grilling over an open flame when the weather is warm embodies the relaxing spirit of spring and summer, prompting many people to leave their oven ranges behind in favor of charcoal and gas grills.

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Memorial Day and Veterans Day differ

Memorial Day and Veterans Day each honor the military, though the two holidays are not the same.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives details of the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day which is celebrated annually on the last Monday in May, honors the brave men and women who lost their lives while serving in the American military.


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