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  • The Killer In The Water

    By Cynthia Mills - Friday September 2, 2011
    Labor Day is often a holiday filled with the last sips of summer sun and water fun. This Labor Day, please arm yourself and others with the knowledge of how to stay safe, from an unseen killer. Naegleria fowleri is a brain-eating amoeba that lurks in...
  • NFA for Fire Wives? I Wish!

    By Cynthia Mills - Friday August 19, 2011
    After several weeks of checking our mailbox every day for the letter from the National Fire Academy (NFA) it finally arrived. Yup, it’s here alright. In fact, it says that since my husband had such a great time there last year, he can spend the week...
  • Confessions of a Texting Prude

    By Cynthia Mills - Monday July 11, 2011
    I’m not against all technology, but I am against stupid things that people do. I realize that’s a pretty broad topic, so for now I’ll just explain why I specifically hate texting & internet cell phones. Against the opinion of many friends, I...
  • To Worry or Not To Worry

    By Cynthia Mills - Thursday June 30, 2011
    Worrying is something I just don’t do; not about my fireman anyways. I’ve worried about finances before, or whether the friendly officer was really using his radar, or whether my daughter’s asthma warrants a trip to the hospital, but I’ve never...
  • Hobbies for Both of You

    By Cynthia Mills - Thursday June 2, 2011
    Summer is full of hobbies. The warm weather, school breaks and need for sunshine mean that everyone seems to have something they want to do. Unfortunately hobbies are often a bone of contention between many couples. He wants to go fishing. She wants...
  • Spring Picnic

    By Cynthia Mills - Thursday May 19, 2011
    Spring Picnic   Spring is in full swing. Times are busy. Summer is almost here and we have a fire department picnic coming up. It’s nothing huge. No excessive costs. Everything is potluck style with only the main course being provided by our...
  • Men and Mechanical Things

    By Cynthia Mills - Thursday May 5, 2011
    What is the deal with men and things that require jerking a cord to roar to life? I know I’m old fashioned in many ways but sometimes I simply don’t understand the attraction. Every time there is something extra to be done around the house, I opt...
  • Skilled in Everything

    By Cynthia Mills - Friday April 8, 2011
    I’ve always been in awe of the variety of skills found among a group of firefighters. There have been many times my husband has called upon our fire family to help us out with things that are beyond our skills, abilities, or time constraints...
  • Head Back to Work to Get Some Rest

    By Cynthia Mills - Thursday March 31, 2011
    Sometimes, vacation is more like work than being on shift ever is. It is Spring Break for our daughters, but due to insane gas prices and a serious lack of planning, we decided to stay put and enjoy things locally. I ordered some plants for the sunny...
  • Adapt and Overcome: Is It Really That Hard?

    By Cynthia Mills - Friday March 18, 2011
    Adapt and overcome. It is a simple, common-sense value. Sadly, it is also one area where my generation falls short of the mark. In fact, we so deeply undercut the mark that the generation coming up behind us couldn’t spot it with a telescope...