Author Archives: ckeirn

About ckeirn

This is an account of my life’s journey – road trips, places in my heart, people and things I love.

Miles to go for a miraculous meeting…

I was walking back to my office after a meeting this week when I saw a pretty lady in the hallway in The Sheid. She entered the office suite where I work about the same time I did and I … Continue reading

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Miles to go for JA Superpowers…

I just got home from another inspiring Junior Auxiliary meeting in Birmingham, AL.  It was the Annual Education Conference where new officers for the national association are chosen. My good friend Amanda Knauer was elected President and was installed in … Continue reading

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Miles to go to learn to blog…

I am teaching these 4 awesome women how to blog… ASUMH has some interesting Community Education classes. This one is for people who want to learn to blog.  I’m honored to share my experiences as a blogger with these women … Continue reading

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Miles to go for Indian Marker Trees…

There is an old tree down at my favorite spot in Buffalo City that reminds me of a church pew. It bends low, and provides the perfect base for resting on its thick trunk along the ground. Recently, I took … Continue reading

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Miles to go for chickens, purses, and glass…

There are some trips that are just tailor-made for the ladies…strolling through fall gardens, spending the night in a frilly Bed and Breakfast, wandering through a purse museum, and shopping, shopping and more shopping.  Recently two friends and I set … Continue reading

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Miles to go to Top of the Rock…

Several years ago, when I moved to the Ozarks, I asked around for a special place to celebrate my husband’s birthday. More than one person told me Top of the Rock at Big Cedar was just the place – it … Continue reading

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Miles to go for bar-b-que shrimp…

JoAnne and Sonny Dukes are the best hosts in the world, and when their daughter Roxanne is in town, it’s fun to get together to visit and eat. Roxanne is a great cook, and always has a special drink recipe … Continue reading

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Miles to go for the Art of Ava…

When Ava Obert was a baby, she carried around an art book instead of a blanket. For as long as her mother Summer can remember, Ava has been intrigued with beautiful color and design. “The book was one of my … Continue reading

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Miles to go to see Jesus…

I’ve been so blessed to be a part of the work of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries for over 15 years now.  This incredible organization of over 14,000 women does so much for children in over 100 communities in … Continue reading

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Miles to go for Paula Deen’s Double Rum Cake…

Between the holidays and snow days, I’ve been in the house cooking since mid-December!  It’s now mid-January and I’ve pretty much used up every can and box in the pantry.  Tonight, in anticipation of a big thaw overnight, I decided … Continue reading

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