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Recent Stories by Gwen Petersen

Petersen: Me and the NRA

February 15, 2018 — I'm a person who proudly supports The NRA. I pack a weapon for self-protection Almost every day. To legally carry a concealed gun, A permit is always needed. So, off I went to the weapons shop; For a permit I then pleaded. I bought some

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What’s funny about old age

February 9, 2018 — Myrtle and Mabel, retired, widowed ranch women, recently joined the Hospitality House Senior Center in town. After spending what seemed like 100 years cooking for the three H's: HUSBAND, HIRED HANDS, HUNDREDS OF HOLIDAYS DOIN'S, AND COUNTLESS POTLUCKS — Myrtle and Mabel thoroughly enjoy taking

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Peterson: Cowboy Clem goes on a date

February 2, 2018 — Cowboy Clem was awful shy, So, when he fell in love with Kate He asked for help from a cooler guy What should he do on a date? Not a problem, I'll give it some thought Said Mr. Experienced guy Take her to dinner at

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Petersen: A moral tale

January 26, 2018 — A little old lady walked up to the rail In front of the Oasis bar She led a mule packed with gear She'd prospected near and far. She tied her mule to the hitching post And brushed the dust from her clothes Her mouth was

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Medicare senior health questionnare

January 19, 2018 — And then there's the story of Elsie and Ed, a retired ranching couple who, after they turned over operation of the ranch to their offspring, contemplated life from a dotage perspective. "Heck," Ed said, "we don't have much to do anymore but sit around." "Well,

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Petersen: Sourdough

January 12, 2018 — 2018 — a grand new year. Time to discover, initiate, develop and otherwise take charge of … are you ready … sourdough. Occasionally a restaurant will offer sourdough pancakes on their breakfast menu. But, having your own never-dying sourdough beast living in your refrigerator means you can

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Petersen: Resolved

January 5, 2018 — Ready or not, a new year is here. Folks are making resolutions to do better, be nicer, save more, spend less and be kinder. The list of potentially uplifting, inspiring, rousing, inspirational "to-do" goals to achieve in 2018 is admirable, ain't it? The following is

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Petersen: Salome and Sadie

December 29, 2017 — Games! Games! Games! Table games such as Chinese checkers, chess, checkers, cards, scrabble and the always popular Monopoly have been around since forever. Since the Age of Technology has descended upon us, games proliferate on computers, smart phones and a glut of other devices too

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Petersen: I’m so old

December 22, 2017 — Mavis, a cowgirl getting on in years — well, she's already "on" as she will turn 90 next month. Mavis is taking part in the local Senior Center Stage production of The Geriatric Vaudeville Follies. "Everybody," says Mavis, "will get old or is old …

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Hank the Terrorist

December 1, 2017 — Cats are furry creatures that come in all sizes, colors and attitudes. People either like felines or they experience a wrenching disgust if they are required to be in a cat's vicinity. I've made a study and have concluded: There are good cats, great cats,

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Gwen Petersen: In a Sow’s Ear 1-7-13

January 7, 2013 — I don't have a website. I don't have TV. I don't have a cell phone. I don't do Facebook, Tweet on Twitter, Skype or "social networking." I'm hopelessly dated. All is not totally lost. I'm actually having a website created by a young college woman

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