Greetings! Wow! I want to know who opened the north door and left it open? I sure wish they could oil the hinges and close it real tight; even put a second door up for reinforcement, on the north side! I hope everyone found a warm place during this terrible cold spell, as I prayed all the street people found housing.

Greetings! Wow! I want to know who opened the north door and left it open? I sure wish they could oil the hinges and close it real tight; even put a second door up for reinforcement, on the north side! I hope everyone found a warm place during this terrible cold spell, as I prayed all the street people found housing.

Well, I wonder how many have been listening to the news of whether or not to make changes to the immigrants that want to migrate to America. I can understand why so many would want to come here, as we are a very blessed nation, but one that many of our ancestors and precious loved ones have made many sacrifices to have, to hold, to sustain through labor, fighting in wars, and love of persons and our government. Therefore, I encourage each and every citizen to get involved in any and all civic, state and national elections, legislation that is before legislators, and show interest in the elections. Years ago, I interviewed numerous political candidates, of both parties, when I had my own television talk show in southern Oklahoma. It was through our school system, that went out over southern half of Oklahoma and in some of the north Texas area along the Red River area. I recall having Wes Watkins on for every office he was ever a candidate. I also had Gary Henry, Governor Walters, and had a very large community luncheon for candidate Walters, and he was also gracious enough to come to the ribbon cutting at Red River, of which I had worked for years getting Oklahoma and Texas together to rebuild a bridge, and in fact, I went to Austin to speak in behalf of that need for the bridge. As I sit here in my dining room office, with walls covered with all those years shown, more or less, telling the story through the numerous photographs, which include Susan Loving, Governor Walters, Governor Henry and Wes Watkins, plus photographs of when I visited the Kennedy compound in Kennybunk Port, Maine.

The years have flown by, my brown hair, with auburn highlights, now snow white, and enthusiasm and walk, a bit decreased but my memories come flooding back as I come in, sit down and sit to think of what to write about for each new column. My thoughts turn to the photographs of Governor Keating presenting my grandson a certificate for his outstanding accomplishments in elementary school, and of him presenting me a Governor’s Commendation for being the representative of Oklahoma in a national Betty Crocker contest for my written portrait of representation of the State of Oklahoma in a national Betty Crocker’s 75th Anniversary contest.

Then, my attention is drawn to my nursing class’ graduation ceremony, with the director and instructor presenting me with my diploma. Next, I look at photographs of Governor David Walters and myself at different events in Southern Oklahoma, and some as his helicopter was landed on the Wilson School’s football field.

Later, Governor Henry, Barry Switzer, one of the hometown boys that had grown into a might football player and later, outstanding legislator for not only our hometown, but for all of southern Oklahoma and also, the entire state of Oklahoma, Senator Johnny Carl Crutchfield.

So, as I live alone, but come to my desk and glance around, while contemplating on the subject to write, my photographs are heart warming and bring back many memories, in which brings the thoughts around to another topic for a good column. That is what reminds me of the times that my mother would say, “Baby, I’m going to share some moments in time that are now, “My precious memories.”

Have a great week and my closing thought and scripture: Romans 12:11 – “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.”