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Peggy Keener

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

7 months ago by Peggy Keener.

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

8 months ago by Peggy Keener.

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

8 months ago by Peggy Keener.

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

9 months ago by Peggy Keener.

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

9 months ago by Peggy Keener.

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

10 months ago by Peggy Keener.

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

10 months ago by Peggy Keener.

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

11 months ago by Peggy Keener.

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

11 months ago by Peggy Keener.

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

12 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Full Circle: And you thought your puberty was rough

I’ll bet you a pretty penny that in the long history of the Austin Daily Herald, it has never run a doozy of a story ... Read more

1 year ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: Know your turkey parts

For 81 consecutive Thanksgivings my sentiments regarding the turkey neck have not changed. I still find it alien as all get out. What was God ... Read more

1 year ago by Peggy Keener.

Lip smackin’ glam: The power of lipstick

Elizabeth Taylor once advised a depressed friend, “Pour a stiff drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.” I got to wondering if lipstick ... Read more

1 year ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: Useful uses for used books

Once again the folks of Austin have given the Friends of the Library their books for our Fall sale. Thank you! I’m never sure why ... Read more

1 year ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: Nectar of the gods

I have been moonstruck over one particular beverage ever since I was old enough to have taste buds.  Nothing has ever compared. This drink had ... Read more

1 year ago by Peggy Keener.

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