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Icicles in Their Hair: Christmas in Embarrass, Minnesota

By Diane Dettmann
Christmas Eve in "The Cold Spot of the Nation": At dinnertime we ate in shifts, with the youngest children squirming on their mothers’ laps while the older cousins squeezed in wherever they could find a space. The early-evening meal disappeared quickly and was followed by the stream of bathers bundled in jackets walking through the snow to and from the sauna, with icicles occasionally dangling from their hair.
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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

THANKSGIVING ODYSSEY Dessert Course: Wal-Mart Woman

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
At 9 p.m, the night before Thanksgiving I was in a Wal-Mart Superstore, a regional mecca for shopping serving at least five counties and less than one mile from my mother’s home in Adair County, Kentucky. I needed perishables that I had not brought from New York for the preparation of the Thanksgiving meal. This Wal-Mart Super Store was the…
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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Memories of Mommie: Madeleines and Men

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
by Patricia Yarberry Allen It is that time.  Mommie is 89 and then some.  She felt unwell and then worse.  Her careful local general doctor in her town referred her to the regional hospital in Campbellsville, Kentucky.  Mother is now a patient at the Taylor County Hospital there.  She has a great many diagnoses as her body is feeling its…
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