Tag Archives: Ruby Arnett

My Father’s Tools

I have chosen not to work with some of the tools my father had; but am putting them to better use. Continue reading

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A Strange Memorial

No matter how strange it may seem, I think doing a mud run was a perfect way to honor someone like my mother. Continue reading

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Gettin’ Old Ain’t Fer Sissies

Thanks to an epidural steroid injection–and the grace of God–I can walk again without significant lumbar pain! Hallelujah! Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy and sometimes bears a pretty high cost. Sometimes it means quitting a job that pays pretty darn well. Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

For the first time in over fifty years, I did not call my mom, send a card or flowers. I did think about her, though. A lot. Continue reading

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Take Your Time

Driving in freezing rain is rarely fun but can be done safely, if you take your time, go slow and pray hard! Continue reading

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Homemade Memories

Is it a sign of hunger when a morning sky makes a man think of his Mom’s homemade apple cobbler? Yeah… but it might be for more than food… Continue reading

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More Than “Brother Charlie’s Wife”

One month ago today I sat in the chapel at JH Churchill funeral home in Murray, KY beginning what would be the family‚Äôs final good-by to our 99 year-old mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The service began with a song that … Continue reading

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A Good Race

I faced a bit of a dilemma last weekend. After getting news of my mother’s death early Thursday evening, I had to decide what to do about the mud run on Saturday for which I’d registered back in April. In … Continue reading

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Never Her Own Person

I can’t speak to her years of growing up, of being a teenager but I suspect that as the oldest of at least eight children, Mom probably never really had the chance to be a kid. If memory serves me … Continue reading

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