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Finally sitting down to write my column after a busy community yard sale day. I don’t think it was as busy as our spring yard sale, but since we were the first yard sale this spring after the pandemic, I think there was a lot of pent-up demand.

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The Waterford Plantation community yard sale was held on Saturday, Oct. 10. The weather was warm and sunny. It had started out a bit cloudy earlier in the day. Traffic seemed lighter than in past events. Attendees asked for a list or map to point them to participants and why it was not promo…

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The picture of the new activity center shows the work that has been completed. If you had been there when it was the sales office, you know a wall has been removed, the flooring repaired, and painted. This has provided a large area for activity functions and parties. A date has not been set …

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Every couple of years, someone asks me how Column B got its name. Last week was one of those times.

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By now the resurfacing of the parking lot at the amenity center should be completed. The work on the inside of the new activity center should be completed. The only work left on the activity center is to paint the outside. That contract has been awarded.

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Everybody is trying to decide what to do about Halloween this year with the pandemic, and I for one, am not sure what I will do. Since you can be a carrier without knowing, it is a little scary as to who has touched the candy you would get. I think I’ll wait a few weeks to make a decision to…

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Reminder: The Waterford Plantation community yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To participate, tie a balloon to your mailbox. It would also be helpful for those who live in a cul-de-sac to put a sign out on their corner leading shoppers to their home.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the activity committee held its monthly meeting. I welcome the new chairperson, Connie Gryb, who has been a member for many years and has taken over the reins.

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The Waterford Plantation community yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To participate, tie a balloon to your mailbox. It would also be helpful for those who live in a cul-de-sac to put a sign out on their corner leading shoppers to their home.

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A large black bear was seen at 7 p.m. in daylight this week on a Plantation Lakes’ front lawn. Black bears are attracted to bird feeders, pet food, greasy barbecue grills and trash cans with food residue. They damage vehicles and homes to get food. Keep pet food containers indoors, barbecue …

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Hello again! The community writers are coming back and will be able to present columns starting with this edition. If you have not already signed up for a subscription delivered to your mailbox weekly, please go to myhorrynews.com and sign up today.

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We are glad community writers are asked to return after a six-month furlough due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, past longtime resident Alvin Shuman succumbed to this terrible disease. Beloved Janis Brownfield and Joanna Ellers died from other causes. Our condolences and prayers go to their…

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Because my daughter rolled her eyes — I knew that even on the telephone — and my married grandchildren haven’t been married long enough to get it — I have to tell somebody.

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The neologism winners for this year’s Washington Post contest are in.

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You’d think I’d have this figured out by now. After all, I’ve been “keeping house” for more than half a century.

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Who would think, this far into COVID-19, that there’d still be more memes online?

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In his valiant quest to transfer some of the contents of his inbox to mine, my friend Rick may have shared these inconsistencies in the English language with me before. That means I may have shared them with you as well.

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Fortunately for me, my newly-retired friend Rick has been cleaning out his email files.

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The Darwin awards, of course in honor of Charles Darwin, acknowledge those folks whose behavior indicates that not all humans have actually evolved to even a basic level of common sense.

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The apostle Paul frequently refers to Christian believers as those “in Christ.” For instance, in his greeting to Christians in Ephesus, Paul calls his readers, “holy ones” and “faithful followers” in Christ Jesus. Rather than turn our conversation into a left-brain mini-lecture on the precis…

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Perhaps I should say, fathers can be parents, too. I have had many discussions with fathers who want to be the best father they can be, but feel they don’t know how…have not been prepped well, not invited in to be a partner, or just didn’t feel they could do the job especially with the girl …

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If he had his way, I’d serve my husband meat loaf, mashed potatoes with brown gravy and two vegetables – one of them green – for supper every night.

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During quarantine, my daughter and her husband were home in Myrtle Beach working on a jigsaw puzzle.

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No pressure, but remember that when Shakespeare was quarantined because of the plague, he wrote “King Lear.”