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Patty Hirst Remembers Dublin’s Betty Culpepper

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Betty Roberson Culpepper contributed to the community of Dublin over and over. The story of her journey is compelling. Though she was an ordinary person, she has did unbelievably extraordinary things for Dublin and the citizens who live there. Born … Continue reading

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Dublin’s Norman Sharp Is A True Message Of Hope

Norman Sharp

Have you noticed that anger seems to be the emotion of choice for many, many people today? Social media is full of it; mainstream media is full of it, and just plain old everyday people seem to be full of … Continue reading

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Patty Hirst Remembers Dublin’s Belle Sharp

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I don’t know. Maybe you have to reach a certain age in life to really care how you will be remembered. All I know is that suddenly I  find myself quite often asking myself if my life has mattered to … Continue reading

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I Remember Inez Grauke Of Dublin, Texas

Inez Grauke

Each person is shaped by the time period in which he lives, his heredity, his environment, and that crazy element of chance which is the wildcard in each life. Dublin Legends have traveled varied paths; each is unique, yet similar … Continue reading

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I Remember Dublin’s 1950 Class Presidents

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I fell in love with this wonderful old photo as soon as Patty showed it to me. It may portray the times in which it was taken better than any I have seen in a long time. I keep expecting … Continue reading

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DIY Shower Vaporizer For Cold & Flu Season

SHOWER VAPORIZER

It seems that everyone I know is struggling with some type of upper respiratory problem and just feeling miserable with it. Patty Hirst of Dublin, Texas reminded me recently of something I used to do when I just could not … Continue reading

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I Remember The Rucker, Texas Of The 1930s

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The memories that Patty Hirst shares with us today are not hers but rather those of her mother who remembered the Great Depression years in Rucker, Texas. *********** A number of years ago when we were experiencing yet another dry … Continue reading

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Patty Hirst – The Ghosts In The Old Dublin Gym

DUBLIN GYM

It’s not only the people, but also some places around town that make Dublin, Texas so special. Mention the old gym and allow just a moment———-it’s like opening a faucet full blast! Built by the Works Project Administration (WPA) during the … Continue reading

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Rucker, Texas And The Great Depression

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The memories that Patty Hirst shares with us today are not hers but rather those of her mother who remembered the Great Depression years in Rucker, Texas. *********** A number of years ago when we were experiencing yet another dry … Continue reading

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Suzann Thompson Holds Knitting & Crochet Sessions

SUZANN THOMPSON

Suzann Thompson is a very talented artist in many different mediums, especially in the art of knitting and crocheting. I hope you will be able to attend at least some of the following sessions.

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Danny Prater, One Man’s Story Of Success

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Anytime a man admits up front that his wife and children are the rocks of his life, I’m a fan because in this crazy world in which we live, I don’t hear that nearly enough. However, that is exactly what … Continue reading

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Friends And Mixed Up Shoes!

FRIENDS

An honest answer is the sign of true friendship. Anonymous I felt so ridiculous a couple of mornings ago when I put my shoes on to leave for the office and quickly realized that these were NOT my shoes. Having … Continue reading

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Texas Weather: Are We Every Satisfied?

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As humans we are so fickle! Throughout the long summer of 2012 it was the same conversation starter everywhere, “I am not going to complain one bit when it gets cold this winter. I am so tired of this hot, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Armistice Day In America

Grandpa Hirst (right) in France

Putting on my teacher’s hat for just a moment, Veterans Day is observed on November 11 to honor the armed service of all veterans, not to be confused with Memorial Day which remembers the men and women who died while … Continue reading

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I Love My Pets!

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My husband and I are the proud—not owners—perhaps custodians? guardians? parents? of 3 cats and 3 dogs. As the adults in charge, we definitely come out on the long end of the stick in benefits! Our lives are so enriched … Continue reading

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When We’re Searching For Comfort

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Having recently been in what I call “a dark place” I have been seeking out things that would bring me comfort. There is an old denim shirt that many years ago was stiff and a dark indigo—it is now the … Continue reading

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Dublin Historical Society Honors Ike Wade

DUBLIN'S MARY YANTIS AND IKE WADE

Mary Yantis, president of the Dublin Historical Society, presents Ike Wade with a plaque of appreciation for the many years he donated his services as treasurer and bookkeeper for the historical organization. He has recently turned those responsibilities over to … Continue reading

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It’s Back To School Time In Texas!

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If you don’t know Patty Hirst of Dublin, Texas, you should. Today, I’ve stolen a bit of her blog for this week. I think you will love it as much as I do. This week at Texansunited.com we are thinking … Continue reading

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I Remember Yesteryear

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 It’s odd how our thoughts sometime bounce back and forth from present to past, from old to new, and all things in between, isn’t it? There’s also nothing like a drive, especially a sad one, to resurrect memories long forgotten. … Continue reading

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The Corner Lot In Bloom In Dublin, Texas

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When Patty Hirst sent me her early morning photos of the Dublin, Texas Corner Lot, I think I actually gasped aloud at the sheer beauty and bounty of the blooms adorning the lovely corner or the Corner Lot as it … Continue reading

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