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AMEND CORNER: Preparing for the big day

You probably know this already, but just in case you haven’t been paying attention, Christmas is coming.

A beautiful spring Tuesday in 2004 took a sudden turn when flames engulfed Bridger Hall.

The great thing about this time of year is the holiday spirit prompting our generous citizenry to give until it hurts. When I was on the board of the Humane Society, we always appealed to the public for financial aid for our needy animals during the Thanksgiving/Christmas season. That’s America.

Like any other year, the months since we last celebrated Thanksgiving have been full of ups and downs.

As occasionally happens, a myriad of unexpressed thoughts jumble my mind until a substance resembling guacamole begins oozing from my ears. So I’ll utilize my release valve known as the Powell Trib. Let’s begin:

Growing up, I was a slender kid, believe it or not. But, sadly, I’ve never been athletic. I was often the last girl to be picked for a team to play anything in PE classes — softball, volleyball, whatever.

Well, my side didn’t do so well last week.

After two weeks of nearly non-stop research, this is how I believe we arrived at the Willwood Dam/Shoshone River 200,000 cubic yard silt spill, ecological disaster and fish kill of 2016 — and how we might proceed.

MY LOUSY WORLD: An appropriate funeral

It was a somber, cancer weekend days before Halloween, and nothing is more ghoulish than cancer. I attended my brother Paul’s wonderful wife Shelia’s (Claudson) funeral and later that evening, a cancer benefit for sweet Teri (Barhaugh) Patton.

AMEND CORNER: Why I won’t vote for Trump

Sometimes the hardest part of writing a column is just getting started.

This is one of those times.

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