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This ‘n That | Texting sure can be a production

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By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

If you’re ever feeling blue because you miss your far-away family, here’s something that can act as a pick-me-up. Choose a special word, add it to your email address list, and write down all the family members you want to text at the same time. So when you see that special word on your cell phone, it means something’s going on that everybody wants to know about, or perhaps they have a question for you. Last Saturday. I had a question for them.

This ‘n That | Mail order brides, then and now

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By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

Are you considering using the internet to find a spouse? It doesn’t surprise me that people look for a mate via online dating. Why shouldn’t they? Adults with jobs are often buried in projects at the office from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m. or longer. How are they going to meet anyone?  October is a very popular month to get married in Florida. It’s a little cooler, and a little less costly than in June.

This ‘n That … Summertime and the stomach was achin’

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By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

This summer, I was overdue to have my once-a-year stomach ache. Sure enough the aching began one Thursday night. Was it a virus or had I eaten something weird? I sure hoped it wasn’t a virus because I had been in a crowd of 60 for a couple of hours that morning. Had I given them all my germs?

This ‘n That: The Nightingale soars

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By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

Yesterday, waiting for our pool aerobics class to start, I chatted with a woman about reading.

She said, “I have 440 books on my Kindle.”

I was aghast. But then I asked, “How many of them have you read?’

This ‘n That: My most embarrassing moment

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By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

When I taught creative writing in the early ‘90s I didn’t have a degree in teaching. I’d never even taken a teaching course. Teaching fourth and fifth graders in Ponte Vedra Beach, to practice on them before launching an adult class, seemed a smart way to go. The kids were my guinea pigs. It was a course for kids who liked to write. It was definitely not remedial writing. They seemed to like it, the parents were happy and I thoroughly enjoyed it.