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TOO CLOSE TO GETTING GOT

TOO CLOSE TO GETTING GOT

Pierre Fontenot May 14, 2015 0

Late Friday afternoon, store still open, but no customers, I hear gulls and rush to get a slice of bread. There I am in the parking lot, wadding up little balls of bread and

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MY MOST EMBARRASSING MEMORY

MY MOST EMBARRASSING MEMORY

Pierre Fontenot April 30, 2015 0

You only get a few do-overs in life. I was underwhelming in high school and welcomed the fresh slate of off-to-college, where you can make new friends who don’t know about all-that-used-to-be stuff. I

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THE EXPIRATION DATE OF PRAYERS

THE EXPIRATION DATE OF PRAYERS

Pierre Fontenot April 16, 2015 0

I was in my uncomfortable teens and my grandfather was in his uncomfortable seventies. I needed somebody to confirm that I wasn’t as small as I felt and I guess he needed me too,

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THE CHRISTMAS OF SPRING

THE CHRISTMAS OF SPRING

Pierre Fontenot April 2, 2015 0

I’ve never understood why Jesus came before mankind had figured out morning coffee and comfortable footwear but having Easter in spring makes perfect sense. _____    _____    _____    _____    _____ Spring

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NOT PUNCHING THE GAS THROUGH THE YELLOW LIGHT

NOT PUNCHING THE GAS THROUGH THE YELLOW LIGHT

Pierre Fontenot March 25, 2015 0

I feel eyes upon me. Some percent of you have been following these stories from way back, and others joined recently, and almost all of you who will read this story have followed the

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GOING THROUGH THE STUFF

GOING THROUGH THE STUFF

Pierre Fontenot March 5, 2015 0

My father’s grandfather, J.P., did well for himself, by rural 1930’s standards. Starting with nothing he became a landowner, was the first in the community to own a vehicle, to have a phone, to

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I GUESS THIS MAKES IT OFFICIAL

I GUESS THIS MAKES IT OFFICIAL

Pierre Fontenot February 19, 2015 0

A beautiful Sunday in January, I had no plan, but knew it was not a day to waste inside. I began driving, and there was only one direction. _____    _____    _____   

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A MATTERING LIFE

A MATTERING LIFE

Pierre Fontenot January 22, 2015 0

Early on I wanted to matter.   As a kid I saw adults living dud lives and swore Not Me.   And then…look how I’ve lived so much of it…   I gave such

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Sometimes The Present, Sometimes The Wrapping

Sometimes The Present, Sometimes The Wrapping

Pierre Fontenot December 18, 2014 0

…and now we reach December… After my grandfather died my little gray-haired grandmother started simplifying Christmas, just started giving money to each of the grandkids. It made sense. What you say today applied back

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A Life Of Giving

A Life Of Giving

Pierre Fontenot December 5, 2014 0

My father’s hospice nurse arrived. She has “her chair” right next to Dad’s. She asks questions, to gauge things, how did he sleep, how often did he awake, did he wake because of pain…

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