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A New Horizons Writers’ Group

  A Mind of Her Own Bob Hirt We had been traveling by van for several years from Arizona to Western New York, our original home, a distance of some 2200 miles. It is a daunting trip and usually takes between four and five days. Things were a little different this year. We got our…

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  Punctuations Lois Grotewald If I were an exclamation point, I’d put myself at the end of “I love you.” If I were a parenthesis, I’d hug “you” from both sides. If I were a period, I’d place myself after forever – period. If I were a colon, I’d be before a line of dear,…

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  Just a Battered Old Flag Dick Nelsen When we were children one of the first songs we learned was the “Star Spangled Banner,” we were taught to put our right hand over our heart and look at the nation’s flag. Most of us memorized the words and made a valiant effort to sing it…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

A Mount St. Helens Mis-Adventure Bob Hirt We were just embarking on a trip toward the Mount St. Helens, Washington, volcanic site after many years of hearing stories about how very tragic that fateful day, May 18, 1980, was. We had also read about how an old man, a Mr. Harry Truman (not the deceased…

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  My Class Reunion Jacqueline M. Ruffino-Platt Which one? My high school reunion. Last evening I received an email from a classmate of mine from high school regarding an upcoming reunion in September this year. The email had an attachment of members of our class who cannot be located. Our last reunion was 10 years…

Sun Lakes resident publishes second book

  Bob Hirt, a retired veterinarian and a twenty-year resident of Sun Lakes, has enjoyed writing stories for several years. Some of his stories appear regularly in the Splash. They occasionally relate to his veterinary career, as well as to his travel and work experiences. Still, others are memoirs of his life as a youngster…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

  Schnappe Ruby Regina Witcraft Not the most conventional topic but for some reason it interests me. Just so the right person gets the praise or, in my case, the dubious honor, a German fellow by the name of Albert Gremit, or something similar developed this palpable liquor. Probably while in a drunken stupor from…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

  Billy the Kid Bob Hirt It seems that when there are animals on a farm there are always issues to contend with, be it dairy cows, chickens, pigs and horses. Then, of course there are the odd-ball, uniquely different animals such as goats. The IQ, the intelligence quotient, of goats is considered very high…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Grandma’s Trunk Dorothy Long In the attic sets Grandma’s trunk gathering dust and time worn. Inside of it are stored treasures and precious memories from the past. Many years ago, it traveled across the ocean with my Grandmother Mary, her brother and her parents, my great-grandparents. They left England in 1874 and were met in…

Sun Lakes Writers Group

Do you enjoy writing? Please plan on attending our Sun Lakes writing group. We meet at the Cottonwood Ceramics Room (A-8) on each Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please arrive at 12:30 p.m. for easy conversation before we start our group at 1:00 p.m. Each week, we choose two words to write on the…