Stories of Our Iron Butterflies

Add Sunshine to Your Day: Vitamin D is the Way

By Kathy Mydlach Bero Vitamin D is critical to your health Perhaps you’re already familiar with a healthy body’s key nutrient – vitamin D3. It’s arguably the most important essential nutrient, working to keep your bones strong and inflammation in check while reducing...

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King Margo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxQvcy_Iyi8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3CwVz4uAbs&t=8s Check out their bios:   Checkout their website: https://www.kingmargo.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingmargomusic...

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Then came the ROAR… The beginning of the end!

Born with a bilateral, sensory-neural and conductive hearing loss, Tracy relied on auditory training combined with visual cues and speechreading to help her to “hear” all her life. Her most severe loss was in the middle frequencies (affecting speech understanding)....

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Remembering…and Moving Forward

By Amber Davis I met my now ex-husband, Luke, at a high school band party when I was 15. We were strangers when our names were entered in a kissing contest.  I remember our names being called and walking to the stage amidst cheers and whistles from the crowd. Luke was...

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Never Give Up!

By Carolyn Phillips Many of us have gone through trials in our life and all of us experience them similarly or in different ways. Each of us is uniquely individual with unique qualities. And yes, the wise saying of “time heals” really is true.  Just be...

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My Soulmate Noname

By Cynthia O’Brien In 2016, I lost my soul mate cat. It brought me to my knees with grief. I was surprised by the intensity of something I had never experienced and I was not well for over a year. My sweet feral cat, Noname, who I had spent years taming and getting to...

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Living With Cancer

By Barbara Sneary, as told to her cousin, Verlie Edwards There will not be any ‘Pity Parties.’ This is how I have approached the last 20-plus years of living with cancer. A major part of my adult life has been spent being diagnosed with and overcoming cancer six...

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Spend Time With Your Elders

By Kay Lynn Means-Darling At the beginning of my sixth decade on this earth, I found myself pretty much all alone.  Both parents were gone, I was a widow and had no children, and my two half-sisters, half-brother, and their children were somewhat at a distance living...

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Feisty and Fabulous since 1918

By:  Cyndie Abshire, niece of Mary Reesby Aunt Mary, our Matriarch, has seen and experienced an enormous number of changes in the world over the past 100 years. She became an official centenarian on Aug. 3, 2018. Born in Galveston, the eldest of eight siblings, Aunt...

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Onward and Upward

By Adam Roten I’ve had the opportunity to work outside most of my life, which has given me the chance to observe and appreciate our surroundings that a lot of people may take for granted. One thing that I think about are the large, old-growth oak trees of many...

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