- Ada, Oklahoma


December 20, 2012

Holiday goodies pack on the pounds

Byng —  

I read recently that the average person gains seven pounds in the six-week period starting Nov. 15 and ending Jan. 2.  At the time, I thought that statement surely was an exaggeration, but the more  high-cal holiday parties I attend and the more Christmas gifts of home-made goodies I gratefully receive, the more I decide if I can hold my gain to just seven pounds, I’ll probably qualify as the poster girl for Weight Watchers.

My journey into obesity began the Sunday before Thanksgiving when I ate not wisely but too well at my church Thanksgiving dinner.  Another dinner at the Village was on Tuesday. I had another delicious feast on Thursday with Richard and Abby Barron. My granddaughter, Chele, her husband, Tom Reeves, and their almost 2-year-old son,  Paul, were visiting from Baltimore and that called for at least one extra celebration so Tom could get his first exposure to chicken fried steak and Paul could have his first experience with mashed potatoes and cream gravy.  

My friends, Jerry and LouJean Studebaker,  always have Thanksgiving on Friday and for the past two years, they’ve invited me to join them.  Jerald and Trish Harris who now live in Tennessee were there along with their son, Eric, who is in the military stationed in Kentucky. On Saturday Ruth Ann Taylor and Lannie Sliger invited me to his house for his family get-together and more delicious food.  By now, I had consumed five Thanksgiving meals.

Thus far, I’ve had only two Christmas dinners, but I have done a great deal of grazing on cookies, candies, pies, cakes, and puddings. It had been a while since I saw my Byng walking buddies, Vestel and Bette Cole, so we had to go to lunch this week, and I over-indulged. I’m going to Hot Springs, Ark., on Thursday to spend a few days with Tim and Loyce Milligan, and I’m hoping that I will be  so stuffed that I can’t stand the sight of fudge, pecan pie, or anything that contains more than 200 calories.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • For unto us a child is born

    A lot of folks don’t believe in the hereafter, but it’s one of the most certain things there is. There is going to be something here after you are gone.  Two are working in a field: One is taken; one is left. The world just keeps on turning, marrying and giving in marriage.

    January 2, 2013

  • Protect your home during the holidays

    The holiday season finds many people making plans to gather with family and friends to spend quality time together.

    December 24, 2012

  • How could God allow such?


    If you count the area most of us consider to be Ada, our community is roughly the same size as Newtown, Conn. where a deranged 20 year old snuffed out the lives of 26 innocents, including 20 children.


    December 23, 2012

  • Dorothy Milligan Holiday goodies pack on the pounds

    I read recently that the average person gains seven pounds in the six-week period starting Nov. 15 and ending Jan. 2.

    December 20, 2012 1 Photo

  • A better use of the Mayan calendar


    Few things are more disturbing than predictions of the end of the world. Not because there’s any validity to them. As Hank Hanegraaff, The Bible Answer Man says, end time predictions are notable only because they are 100 percent wrong, 100 percent of the time.


    December 16, 2012

  • Keeping your home safe from freezing temperatures


    When the weather outside dips into freezing temperatures, the last thing homeowners want to deal with is frozen pipes, or worse yet, busted pipes.


    December 15, 2012

  • Ten truths for college grads

    My kids are grown and out of the house, but even if they weren’t, they’re tired of hearing me say it.



    December 12, 2012

  • Fall is best time to plant trees

    November 11, 2012

  • Making bread topic for Extension Café set Thursday in Ada

    November 10, 2012

  • Tom Cole Report shows continuing challenges

    The last unemployment report to be released before the election reiterates how far we have to go to reach pre-recession levels of prosperity.  The 7.9 percent unemployment rate recorded for October is up slightly from September’s 7.8 percent.  Even more discouraging, it is slightly higher than the 7.8 percent recorded when President Obama first took office while the recession was at its peak. 

    November 7, 2012 1 Photo

AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive

Who do you blame more for the trouble in Gaza?

The Israelis
     View Results