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By LuAnn Schindler


Original views on life in rural America


January 7, 2021

One photo of my parents captures them in their zone. It’s their wedding anniversary and they’re waltzing. Both are looking directly at the camera, still smiling after 40 years of wedded bliss. They’re definitely in their element.

They enjoyed dancing. When King’s Ballroom was still operating in Norfolk, the ‘rents were waltzing around the dance floor. Other couples stopped as Dad and Mom sashayed to the strains of big band tunes, offering an ovation to the young couple when the melody slowed to a stop.

Dad’s heart slowed to a stop, Thursday, at 3:21 p.m. Laurie, Scott and I were...

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