Giving Unemployment the Texas Boot: Kathy Patrick

Kathy Patrick holding the brooch I wore when I appeared on Good Morning America. It's part of the silent auction items, proceeds which benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

If it is true what they say about necessity being the mother of invention, then Kathy Patrick is the Mother of Creative Genius. When the publishing business took a nose dive and she was let go from her job as a sales rep, Kathy hiked up her petticoat and tightened up her bustier and decided [Read More...]

A Good Mama is Hard to Lose

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Shelby Jean Mayes Spears, 75, died after a brief bout of cancer at her son’s home in Auburn, WA. on December 26, 2012. Born on January 23, 1937, to John Harve Mayes and Ruth Matilda Shropshire Mayes of Rogersville, TN., Shelby was the youngest of six children and the family’s only girl. Surrounded by all [Read More...]

Gold Star Family Day

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  It has taken far too long for the leaders of this nation to do the honorable thing but finally, a U.S. President has realized the error and is seeking to correct it. President Obama has issued a proclamation declaring today — this Sunday — Gold Star Family Day. Here’s part of what the proclamation [Read More...]


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