Peggy Keener, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Peggy Keener: Do not run afowl this Thanksgiving

Oh, dear! I fear a grave mistake is being made right under our noses. Lately a number of folks have come to our door asking ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:45 pm

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Peggy Keener: No matter how you slice it

One of my biggest regrets about summer’s passing has nothing to do with warm temps and long lazy evenings. No, my regret is all about ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, November 12, 2021 5:48 pm

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Peggy Keener: Your dentist’s most lucrative holiday

What can I say about Halloween? Well, for sure it is a caries delight, but then who cares? Once a year … bring it on! ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:28 pm

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Peggy Keener: Guess who laughed last

George Bush’s return to Midland, Texas, after a 30-year absence, was a disappointment. The old town just wasn’t the same and his oil wells along ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, October 15, 2021 5:30 pm

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Peggy Keener: George W. Bush enters the game

By 1959, George H. W. Bush’s Zapata Oil Company was booming. With its success, the Bush family (who had also known hard times), left Texas ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, October 2, 2021 6:30 am

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George W. Bush: Little Lost Boy

“Why are you sad for him? Why aren’t you happy for me?” These are the words a distressed George W. Bush spoke to his father ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, September 18, 2021 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: Marriage saved by doughnuts

I married Glen 63.5 years ago. The setting for our wedding was a December fairyland of deep fresh snow ablaze with sparkling glints that perfectly ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, September 4, 2021 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: Trial by tumbleweed

I was 10 years old … and in love. Yes, I had given my heart and soul completely to Leonard Franklin Slye. Friday night movies ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, August 21, 2021 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: Attitude smatitude

Tell me I’m wrong, but didn’t the word “attitude” used to have a different meaning? I remember my parents and teachers using it in a ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: Numbers, the tally of my life

On the occasion of my 83rd birthday, I am updating a column I wrote five years ago. It’s my favorite. Unquestionably my most notable number ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: A proboscis perspective

We all have them—those fleshy twin-channeled things that stick out on our faces and arrive wherever we go before the rest of our bodies get ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, June 26, 2021 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: A woman for her time

Was she a businesswoman? A scientist? An inventor? Or a downright disreputable quack? Yes to all. A marvel in her day, her homemade herbal compound ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, June 12, 2021 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: High tech meets the dinner table

It is 1953, one week after Thanksgiving. Panic has set in at the Swanson Food Company. This is no small matter as two hundred and ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: How’s this for an opener?

It’s the 1950s. You’re holding a can with a key soldered to its underside. With your strongest fingernail, you bend the key upward, twist if ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, May 15, 2021 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: The gentle woman who quietly roared

After a failed five-year marriage, this First Lady worked as a fashion coordinator in a local Grand Rapids women’s store. There she met a 35-year-old ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:30 am

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