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    Laughter

    All kinds of laughter. The laughter of my roommates cooking in the kitchen. The laughter of my friends drinking around the table. The laughter of Oliver's tail wagging about. The laughter of t... More »

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    What is the most beautiful sound in the world?

    The most beautiful sound in the world is a human voice. There is so much in a human voice that feels companionship, presents emotion and information and particularly the presence of someone. More »

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    The gifts and advice we'd give to the next generation

    Joyce--Money so that they can start their own business Bob--Good advice and to love their mothers June--More information about civil rights Catherine--family values Josie--teach them to love P... More »

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    Oceans

    The most beautiful sound in the world to me is that of waves crashing against the shoreline. It is soothing, yet invigorating. It reminds me of all the marine life swimming and living beneath the w... More »

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    The Things We Treasure

    Facilitated by Kristen Diane treasures her health and family. Jennell treasures alcohol and her echo. HA! Frank treasures his gun and his money and time with spunky his dog, but not time with... More »

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    Took My Breath Away

    Hearing a baby laugh is the most beautiful sound I ever heard. 'Cuz, they get so tickled it seem like. They took my grandbaby away to another county. Took my breath away. Before they left, she ... More »

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    Small Things

    The small things anchor me. I like to garden, even just in a flower pot. That's all I'm able to do anymore. I like to watch T.V. Land, the Hallmark channel, and Me TV. Gospel music is important... More »

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    Love

    I'd like to give the next generation the gift of love. It's the greatest gift of all. It fills the heart. Well, like the Bible says, it's the greatest gift. I should know. I was married to the... More »

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    The Gifts We Would Give the Next Generation

    Paul would give them knowledge and the wisdom to use it. Christine would give them education. Allie would give them more money and more money so they can buy themselves some stuff and not steal.... More »

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    The Things we Treasure

    -Jackie treasures her mom and dad because they were both supposed to have died last year and they didn't. -Pat values her husband because she loves him. -Ed values nothin' because he doesn't hav... More »

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    The Things we Treasure

    -Joyce values herself because she's in there. -Mr. Watts values the bed he goes to sleep in. -Maddie values her bed. -Carol values reading, puzzle books, and popcorn. -Allie values the thing... More »

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    Courage

    Courage means strength. I've often thought about that. It makes me feel good, it makes me want to do better than I have in the past.That is a tough question though, courage is in the strength of yo... More »

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    A listening ear

    I would like to have a child sit down next to me on the porch and tell me about their day. I would sit and listen and listen and smile and cry with them. Friends make the world a better place. A fr... More »

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    Down in the Country, by the Church

    When we listen to our neighborhood, we hear children's voices, squirrels chattering, cows mooing, horses neighing, pigs oinking, dogs barking, and children singing. We can also hear cars driving b... More »

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    The laughter of children

    I love the sounds of the children playing outside my window at the playground. I hear their laughter and running feet, bouncing balls and bike bells. Wish I could be a child again. More »