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The Beginning of November

The Beginning of November

The calendar has reminded us once again that time-- and tide-- wait for no man. The parents of senior students in Forney ISD could have already told the world this because they have been looking at this march of time known as senior year since August. So many events happen in the last two months of the calendar year, and many people feel overwhelmed trying to participate in everything they think is necessary to make the end of the year perfect.

MORE TO BOWHUNTING

Luke’s bow stand this past week was near this old whiskey still that has been resting here for well over one hundred years. Fodder for much thought for a guy setting way back in the woods waiting for a deer.

MORE TO BOWHUNTING THAN ARROWING A DEER

For many years I have found myself in a tree stand or ground blind in early October with my bow. I’ve taken some good size bucks in northern states during early bow season but here closer to home, it’s usually younger bucks and does that offer close in bow shots. I often see photos of mature bucks on my trail cameras, mostly taken at night. But as October transitions into November and the opening of rifle season and breeding season becomes closer, those big bucks become more active during daylight hours.

Take This Job and Shove It
Take This Job and Shove It

Take This Job and Shove It

Once, I had an awful boss. She could smell fear over the phone. I had been warned. Co-workers who knew my situation, a daughter recently lost and hair that was still growing in from my “monk wannabe” post cancer bald spot look, had taken me aside and groomed me on how to proceed in this newly promoted position of mine. “Tell her nothing,” they said. “If she knows anything about your personal life, she’ll use it against you.” So, I did horrible things like missing my stepson’s birthday party because said boss wanted me to fly out a day early with a few minutes notice. I worked on the early anniversaries of the date my daughter passed away, because, who knows? I suppose I hate confrontation so much that I would rather swallow my tears than tell another person I am weak. I dreamed of quitting this job of mine. I auditioned in front of my boss in order to pass a curriculum test and be granted the task of presenting modules during workshops. I passed with flying colors but was ordered to study and re-take the exam because I’d improved so much in such a short time span that, surely, it was a fluke. This happened 3 times. I was berated in front of my co-workers for things like a 3.5 inch heel instead of a 3 inch heel. I was also chastised for wearing flats. The pinstripe on my suit was too wide, in her opinion. My nude lips were distracting to her. My red lips were distracting to her. My earring studs were too big one day, too small the next. Yet, I shook when I turned in my notice. I cried. She asked me to stay on and I actually said yes, until I realized what I’d done. It had been the job of my dreams until it became a nightmare. Yet, it took years for me to quit. I had needed that job so desperately. If my husband’s situation hadn’t warranted me the opportunity to take a step back, I’d likely still be there now. And, today, we have entered into a period known as “The Great Resignation.” I think I know why.

Forney High School Band Competes
Forney High School Band Competes
Forney High School Band Competes
Forney High School Band Competes
Forney High School Band Competes
Forney High School Band Competes
Forney High School Band Competes
Forney High School Band Competes

Forney High School Band Competes in State Championship Finals

Countless hours of practice and preparation culminated this week for the Forney High School Band when they competed in the 2021 UIL State Marching Band Championships. Held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, the contest began with the top thirtythree 5A marching bands in the state, who performed in the preliminary competition on Monday.

Edward Jones Associates Join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Edward Jones Associates Join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Edward Jones branch associates are honored to support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Forney as ALZ Champions. Edward Jones is once again a National Presenting sponsor of Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research.

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