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    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Get a grip on your dreams

    JACKSON, WYO – There was a man in a nearby town, where these things happen, who desperately wanted to win the lottery. It had been a dream of his for years, but the time came when he...

    • Posted March 4, 2014
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  • GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Hello hell, it’s me

    JACKSON, WYO – The author Dorothy Parker was known to answer the phone with “What fresh hell is this?” Now we all know what fresh hell is: It drops out of who knows where and lands on...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Amazed in the Land of Odd

    When I grew up in the big out there long ago, concepts like wellness and wrapping your core were alien to us. If you saw someone running they were probably being chased by someone’s dog. We knew...

    • Posted January 21, 2014
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    Gallopin’ Grandma: No admission to club misery

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – There is an old joke that asks, “Do you believe in clubs for women?” Answer: “Only if all else fails.” The urge to clump into groups and exclude everyone else must go back...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Thankful, again, I guess

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Once upon a time a bunch of people in odd-looking clothes boarded an odd-looking ship and sailed to a foreign shore where they hoped to acquire some beachfront property and go into business....

    • Posted November 26, 2013
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  • GALLOPING GRANDMA: Coots on Wheels

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – On a dull Sunday afternoon some years ago, Mavis Merch was working at the Stop ‘n’ Shop checkout counter when Fred and Flo Finzie entered the parking lot in their 1975 Cadillac. Instead...

    • Posted October 29, 2013
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  • GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Who you callin’ wholesome?

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – When we were little girls we all wanted to be Shirley Temple. She was cute, rich, famous, had great clothes and lived in Hollywood. I am sure she didn’t want to be us with...

    • Posted October 1, 2013
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  • Gallopin’ Grandma: Sunbeams aren’t for everyone

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – My friend Lawanda recently quit her job at Psychic World in Jackpot, Nev. She was tired of reading palms, peering into tea leaves, casting spells and warding off curses. Lawanda sold her crystal...

    • Posted September 3, 2013
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    Galloping Grandma: High school Diss-union

      I recently got a note from my old pal Lawanda. We have been chums since eighth grade gym class, when the gym teacher accused us of setting fire to the girl’s bathroom. She said we were...

    • Posted August 6, 2013
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  • GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Fish out of water

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – When I grew up in the great out there, the closest I came to nature was Gertrude, the giant mama pig on my uncle’s farm, and Wilma, the possum who came by to eat...

    • Posted June 25, 2013
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