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By LuAnn Schindler

-Isms: Views on life in rural America


Oh, to be on the edge of 17 again, ready to explore the world, ready to turn the page and start a new chapter of life.

One of my parents told me, at the time, I thought I knew everything, that my worldly experiences offered a depth of knowledge unrivaled by my peers.

So wait, Mom and Dad. Sarcasm noted. I didn’t know everything? Wow.

Admit it, you, too, thought you knew it all when you graduated and couldn’t wait to leave the nest to fly on your own.

Life at 17 doesn’t offer the same concerns as what weighs heavy on my heart as I near 60.

Then, my biggest worries, beside what colle...

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