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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Peggy Keener: Wisdom from our elders

From time to time I find myself reviving the things we learned as children. These important lessons came ...

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Peggy Keener: Oh Words, wonderful words

How utterly amazing is the word. When spoken it is intangible as we cannot hold it in our ...

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Peggy Keener: Eating with wild abandon

Where has my brain been? Here I’ve been spending hard earned dollars on super market meat when all ...

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