Sandra Thomas

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No shame in getting old
February 11, 2010
I was startled by the repair man’s words. He had finished fixing my front stovetop burner and was getting directions from his supervisor about where to go next.
Snowstorms put added stress on cities
January 21, 2010
The snow story continues like a bad novel about a serial killer. Just when one believes he or she may safely make an appointment to see the doctor or dentist or accept a social invitation, the horror returns, icing up sidewalks, pouring down frozen precipitation and wrapping us in hypothermia-inducing cold.
Snow easier to handle in modern age
December 31, 2009
I’ve never wished for a white Christmas.
Warmth, spirit of Christmas season neede during gloomy winter months
December 17, 2009
These recent dark days cast a similar darkness across my soul.
Thanksgiving inspires appreciation for life
December 3, 2009
One of the perks of getting together for Thanksgiving meals is the after-dinner session of exchanging memories and stories of times long past.
Complicated medical care not necessary for survival
November 5, 2009
Sometimes I just get confused about how complicated medical care has become for all of us. I honestly don’t remember that it was that costly when I was a youngster and as a young wife and mother.
Vaccinations pass test of time in protecting Americans
October 22, 2009
I’m always amazed at the issues that spring up to divide people.
Ag Hall of Fame important staple in community
October 8, 2009
I was both saddened and shocked when I first read about all the difficulties some of our long-standing Wyandotte County institutions are encountering. It seems that Wyandotte County Lake, Wyandotte County Museum and the National Agricultural Hall of Fame are all fighting for their existence.
Family memories become precious over time
September 17, 2009
I stay in fairly close touch with some of my family on Facebook. I love being able to get a glimpse of their lives and share mine with them without having to write them all separately. One of those persons is my cousin Charlene Trahern, who lives in the remote western Kansas city of Richfield.
Bad handwriter boldly takes delights of typing
September 3, 2009
I’ve been reading a growing number of items mourning the demise of handwriting. Although I realize that it can be a really useful skill, often a necessity and sometimes an art, I’m not one of those who is particularly grieving about the passing of scriptwriting as a universal skill.

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