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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


Mildred Helzel Kuhns 1919 - 2004

Mildred Helzel Kuhns of Gainesville died Thursday at Woodlands Care Center after a brief illness. She was 85.

Mrs. Kuhns was born in Jeannette, Pa., and moved to Gainesville 59 years ago. She was retired from Custom Care Cleaners.

She was a charter member and elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and was an avid bowler and longtime member of Women's International Bowling Congress.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Charles William Kuhns.

Survivors include daughters Kaaren L. Kuhns of Lakeland, Nancy J. Deam of Winter Garden and Linda K. Houstoun of Miami; sons Rolf M. Kuhns of Winter Garden and C. Dennis Kuhns of Gainesville; a sister, Dorothy H. Guy of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Richard P. Helzel of Westlake, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Like Mom said, this isn't the way it was supposed to be at all. Here's to my grandma who always gave me love and laughter and reminded me how important friends are, especially when they're family. It's just not fair that a heart so big could... malfunction... this way. You keep 'em straight up there, and I'll try to keep myself straight down here. I love you, grandma. From now on, thunder isn't just anonymous angels bowling in heaven.

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