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Oxford Generations

Which way is Montana?

Every now and then we all face moments when we wish we were somewhere else.

These moments might look like a rough day at work, an awkward pause in a conversation or the moment you receive some very difficult news. We all face them and we all have to deal with them. And yet, in our mind’s eye, we often travel to far off distant places to escape or run away. These exotic mental locations might be different for every one of us, but the principle is still the same. (September 10, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Local actress hooked on movie-making

    As a long-time Oxford resident, 29 years and counting, I have become accustomed to celebrity sightings and the filming of movies in and around our community. This time, however, I am personally involved with an outstanding local film, “Where I Begin.” (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)

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      Feeling like an orphan when mom leaves town

      My dad and I have been orphaned this sweltering month of July. I find no other words to describe it better: My mom has been out of town.

      She and my sister left for Taiwan at the beginning of the month. Shortly after they left, I was walking through the house when I was struck by a faint memory. (August 20, 2010, Page 1B)

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        Learning a new way of growing older together

        Oxford EAGLE columnist Susan Boehm and husband are making up new rules as they travel into their golden years. Despite a diagnosis of dymentia for her husband, Susan and Byron have agreed to be open with others and continue to have a sense of humor about his condition. “Byron has dementia, but I can tell how very much he loves me and he is so proud that I love him as much as I do.” (August 10, 2010, Page 1B)

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          Bracing for son’s senior year

          Childhood passes quickly, especially through the eyes of parent and Oxford EAGLE columnist Leah Miller. (August 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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            Facebook for grownups

            In this week’s Oxford Generations column, Marie Barnard, writes about the aggravation of  joining a social networking. (July 30, 2010, Page 1B)

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              Waiting for Shirley Cate

              In this week’s Generations column, Oxford EAGLE writer Ryan Miller describes the anticipation he feels as he waits on the arrival of his first child. (July 23, 2010, Page 1B)

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                The library can be a magical place

                Joanne Wilkinson describes a place that is one her favorite places, the Oxford public library. Read why Wilkinson feels that Oxford’s library is both welcoming and innovative. (July 16, 2010, Page 1B)

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                  Hoping the oil spill doesn’t take away favorite memories

                  Most people I know do not realize I have not always lived in Mississippi. I lived in Florida up until I was about 4 years old. And one of my family’s favorite past times was fishing in the Gulf of Mexico — the Gulf that is now filled with millions of gallons of crude oil. (June 18, 2010, Page 2B)

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                    Slowing down for fleeting moments

                    GENERATIONS COLUMN – Between the time I spend working at Square Books and Fotino’s and keeping up with my homework, I don’t have a lot of spare time I can spend hanging out with with family.  (May 14, 2010, Page 1B)

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