The cowboys need some help

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

I can’t carry a tune in a lard bucket, but on this day I could almost hum, same song, second verse in perfect voice. A group of ladies from Jackson, Ann Barksdale, Margaret Vise, Carole Kirkland, cruisemate Edrie Royals and I were on a Danube River cruise. Our ship, the Viking Jarl had docked in Kalosca,  we would be there until late evening.


Back aboard

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

I check my watch — 4:20 and almost time for my afternoon dog walk with Roo Roo.

Before I put my raincoat on, and command Roo to a sit position so I can hook her up, I open a scrapbook of my Sun articles, and turn to one written three years ago today.

 

January 17, 2016



Right proud

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

December 31, 2018

I check the time. 11:55 p.m. On this night, I’m not dancing or raising a glass of champagne as a band plays nostalgic tunes and ushers in the New Year.


Are you listening

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

My brother Alvin and his wife Becky had brought me to a Christmas sing-along at the brightly decorated Country Club of Jackson. On this night we were downstairs in the Onyx, a room filled with joyous, celebrating people calling out hellos and greetings to one another.



Christmas gifts

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“Iraq Vet. I’m hungry and cold. Help me.” On my way to the grocery, stopping for a red light, I donated to a sad-faced man wearing combat fatigues and holding a cardboard sign.

A few minutes later, parked and heading into the store a passing car slowed down and someone waved me over.



Where does it come from?

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

September 23- When I turned to our opening hymn in church this morning, for some reason, after the words, “Joyful joyful, we adore thee,” I hummed, “Strangers in a Distant Land.”

Those were not the words written in the hymnal - not what the congregation sang.




So be it

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

I was dreaming of riding a silver gondola over foam capped blue waters, rolling hills with tiny stone villages on either side, and turreted castles around the next bend in the river when the sound of running water awakened me.

My cruisemate, Edrie was taking a shower.

“Danube so blue,

You flow straight through



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