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A Girl’s Guide to Changing a Tire…

By Bette Lee Crosby / March 25, 2010

Funny how something like a word, a gesture, or a phrase can trigger a thought that opens a floodgate of memories. In reading Shellie Rushing Tomlinson’s book of Southern Wisdom, entitled Suck in your Stomach and Put on Some Color I came across a bit of wisdom contributed by a reader in Fullerton, California. In it she said that her mother had advised her to take auto mechanics in school because every woman should know how to fix her own car, then she should look helpless enough to .....

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Honoring Those Who Serve…

By Bette Lee Crosby / March 23, 2010

Sometimes we dream up stories, sometimes they come to us in the hearfelt words of a friend. In response to my story about Coal Fork, West Virginia, I received an e-mail from a friend who is not only a wonderful writer, but also one of the most hardworking and dedicated women in our chapter of the National League of American Pen Women. She writes our monthly newsletter, often without help, writes book reviews, takes reservations for our luncheons and a million other things…yet with preci.....

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Turning Fifty…Is It a Blast Off or Turn Off?

By Bette Lee Crosby / March 5, 2010

Whether you’re on the up side or the down side of fifty, you’ll want to read this story about the secrets of women who look and act younger than their years. Is it a secret…or not so secret after all? Be here tomorrow and meet Donna Swift, who will introduce us to a lifestyle of fun after fifty. Don’t miss it, because these are thoughts you’ll want to hang on to. .....

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The Truth About Book Clubs…

By Bette Lee Crosby / March 3, 2010

Half the people you know probably belong to some sort of book club. Most love it, some tolerate it, some claim they’re far too busy to read a book every month, and others find fault with the quality of books selected. Still the number of book clubs in existence continues to grow, as does their popularity. Why?.....

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Positive Thinking…the story continues

By Bette Lee Crosby / February 26, 2010

Okay, this is where we are…There is a job opening for an Administrative Assistant, the person hired will work directly with the Vice President of Marketing; they will have a considerable amount of responsibility for budget reporting, project coordination, and on the spot resolution of daily problems.  We’ve got 14 candidates with either a communications degree or industry experience…and we’ve got Donna Watkins who majored in Dance. So why choose Donna? A.....

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Positive Thinking…What Will It Get You?

By Bette Lee Crosby / February 25, 2010

Tomorrow you will meet a woman who knows the  answer to that question. A woman who addresses adversity with wisdom and has a heart the size of Texas. I met Donna Watkins over twenty years ago when she was fresh out of college. Her positive attitude amazed me then and although she’s since become a wife and mother, it continues to amaze  and inspire me. I was the VP of Marketing for Bankmark when I met her. Donna was one of fifteen people interviewing for the position.....

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