Dialysis will never be the same after Neshoba County Fair experience

Aug. 3, 2006 —The first Friday afternoon of the Neshoba County Fair, official opening day of the week-long event, I spent at the dialysis center on the Choctaw Indian Reservation a couple of hills behind the reservation’s fire station.

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Best of Gale Denley: Battle continues with cats on cars, armadillos

Jan. 13, 2000 – Just when I thought the cats, for whatever reason, weren’t going to get on my new, to me, 1995 white car, I made a mistake.

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My old friend Brad Dye, Dr. Dye, and my aversion to surgery

Oct. 20, 2000 — As a veteran of too many bouts of surgery, most stemming from a serious auto accident more than 10 years ago, and more recently from a failed heart valve, I have developed an aversion to surgery.

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Selma Bryant’s passing evokes memories of unforgettable wreck in 1981

September 6 2007 – We lost a very good friend last month with the death of Selma Bryant, 93, a former mayor and businessman in Bruce.

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The older we get the more child-like we get; ‘City Chamber Banquet a real treat

July 7, 2005 – In my early years I suppose my blood pressure was considered normal. It was never flagged on applications for summer camp and such. Only in early
adulthood did it become a cause for alarm, more than slightly elevated probably by smoking, late nights at work and poor eating habits.

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Regaining one’s appetite is never an easy task

June 3, 2004 – Regaining one’s appetite is not an easy task. It began slowly a few weeks ago with the aid of some kind of bottled high protein drink like you see in all the health food sections of grocery stores—Boost, Ensure, etc.

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Becoming a regular member of the Oxford Renal Care club

April 24, 2003 — Home is almost eerily quiet after six weeks in the hospital. It’s not as much fun as I thought it would be for I came home with the “Queasy, nauseous, shivering, drowsy and completely ill” feeling as depicted by a purple colored figure with a green tongue on the front of one of the hundreds of cards sent by well wishers.

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Lived longer than expected; Long trips for ball games; Remembering Alline Jackson

March 7, 2002 – Well, I have done it. I have lived far longer than I ever expected to as a young man. The idea of reaching the 60s slipped up on me. What with retirement and beginning to draw social security and other adjustments, I was sort of distracted.
Then came 66. When you are half way through the 60s you have to come to the conclusion that you are getting old.

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The smell of gunpowder lingers; the armadillo is dead

Feb. 8, 2001 – Jo Ann said she could smell the gunpowder in the back yard the next morning after. That was to be expected for at least a dozen shots had been fired in frustration, if not in anger. It was not for nothing. The armadillo was dead.

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Throwing away things is easy, deciding what to throw away is the hard part

Jan. 27, 2000 —When I retired from the faculty at Ole Miss two years ago, a major goal was to bring some order to the papers and other debris that has, for years, threatened to take over our very lives.

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