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By LuAnn Schindler

Isms: Original views on life from rural America


January 18, 2024

To borrow from the Rolling Stones, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you’ll find, you get what you need.”

This has been one of my favorite songs since the 1970s. Yes, that admission definitely dates me.

And, its placement in the 1983 movie “The Big Chill” hits home. I thought it was an odd, albeit appropriate choice for the soundtrack. Who would’ve known a month after viewing the movie with my parents and sister, we’d be burying Laurie’s fiancé, six weeks before their wedding day, after a tragic accident took him away too soon, a parallel to the movie playing out in...

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