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  • Starting your pollinator garden or putting the finishing touches on it? Hundreds of milkweed across several different species (Green Milkweed, Antelope Horns Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, Zizotes Milkweed, Showy Milkweed, Texas Milkweed and Butterflyweed) are still available during the 28th Annual Spring Plant Sale at Heard Natural Museum and Sanctuary. The Heard also has a wide selection of plants that are rich sources of nectar for adult pollinators and host plants for caterpillars.
  • Three-year-old Sammy Alexander was greeted with smiles and enough shoes to make a North Dallas mom tremble with delight! The beaming Collin County toddler asked strangers to donate their extra shoes for barefoot kids in a remote, dirt road Ugandan bush village.
  • Recently, Lanny and I both had colonoscopies. NOT the same day, though (Lawdy!). Our synchronized togetherness marriage has also been center stage with our flu shots, shingles vaccines, dental bridgework, and cortisone injections. Lanny and I married for better or for worse, and some things have slid smack-dab in the middle of worse.
  • Collin County Veterans Memorial Park in McKinney - photo by RD Foster
  • I consider myself privileged to have grown up in an era when radio was in its Golden Age and also to have witnessed the beginnings of television as home entertainment. Those of us who remember how much fun it was to listen as Fibber McGee made the mistake of jerking open the door to his closet or Jack Benny very reluctantly went to his money vault know the value of using your imagination as opposed to passively seeing something happen.
  • 1936 birth of Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter. Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 December 6, 1988), nicknamed the Big O, was an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, giving him the sobriquet "the Caruso of Rock." Between 1960 and 1964, 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including "Only the Lonely" (1960), "Crying" (1961), both of which were co-written by Bonham, Texas native Joe Melson.