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Peggy Keener, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Keener: Tick-Tock— or is it Tock-Tick?

Hmmmm, not sure. But, have you ever really thought about why it is that we do say “tick-tock” instead of “tock-tick?” At least I don’t ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:30 am

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The demise of a family member

Oh, Aunt Jemima, you’re gone. In the heaviness of my heart, I cannot let your passing go unnoticed as I lament yet another icon lost ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:01 am

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Death on the far side of the world

Part 6: True account from Peggy’s memoir “Potato In A Rice Bowl” As Glen, Gordon and I lay in the ship’s cabin soaking and ruining ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:01 am

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Death on the other side of the world

Part 5:  True account from Peggy’s memoir,  “Potato In A Rice Bowl” Submerged up to my chin in the fathomless waters of Tokyo Bay, I ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:50 am

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Death on the far side of the world, Part 4

During a storm at sea, there is little a capsized person can do to be seen. While being heaved about on its surging waves, you ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:01 am

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Death on the far side of the world

Part 3 of a true account from Peggy’s memoir “Potato in A Rice Bowl” Through the waves, Glen towed me over to a piece of ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:01 am

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Death on the far side of the world

This tale is true. I should know for it happened to me. Here is my story as I told it in “Potato In A Rice ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

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A woman of steel

She was born “Thelma Catherine.” Not liking the name “Thelma,” her father called her “Babe.” Her friends, however, knew her as “Buddy.” It was not ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:01 am

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Funny, frightening, freaky fears

The human psyche is a wobbly stockpile of the inexplicable. What makes us people tick? Or tock? And why? For pure unadulterated wonkiness, one component ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:01 am

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Our school system is Austinishing

In my hand I am holding a very old, heavily sepia-toned article from a vintage Austin Daily Herald. I don’t know what year it was ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:01 am

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He had a dream

Remember way, way back when you, with your childish voice, revealed to your family your dreams? Dreams like becoming a famous singer or scientist or ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:19 am

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Full Circle: What did we do before thorny shrubs?

Has this ever happened to you? You are watching a movie set back in the middle ages where a woman (always a woman!) is sweeping ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:39 am

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Full Circle: Numbers, the tally of my life

I will soon experience my 77th spring. Seventy-seven times will I again meet the balmy weather uncloaked, unmittened, unbooted. Seventy-seven opportunities to witness tiny green ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:10 am

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Fools rush in … and back out

As 2019 wheezes its last breaths, let’s take a moment to dwell upon all that has made this a remarkable year. Yes, in good conscience ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 7:01 am

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Full Circle: Santa’s main squeeze

No matter how old I get, there persists in the very core of me a shimmering glitter that is called Christmas. I’ve often wondered if, ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:17 am

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