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Dan Ponder, Author at The Post-Searchlight

Dan Ponder

Granddaddy John

Actually, I never had a Grandaddy John. However, my mother has a great friend named Bonnie, who had a stepfather named John. The children of ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 1:20 pm

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The 4th of Forever

The 4th of July is a very important date to my family for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, we celebrate the founding of ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Friday, July 9, 2021 10:33 am

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Pass the Peas, Please

My wife, Mary Lou, and I were sitting out on the front porch with our neighbors a few days ago. ML and I had been ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 10:20 am

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Joyful, Joyful

The rainbow was framed between two cypress trees as I walked out on the dock at Compass Lake. It was a bit unexpected since it ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:35 am

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A Letter to my Dad

It is hard to believe, but this Friday, May 21st will be the twentieth anniversary of my Dad’s death. “Big Dan” was a huge part ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:22 pm

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To all the Mothers in our lives

It was just over 13 months ago that the pandemic disrupted the normal routines that we shared with our extended family. Holidays that had been ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Monday, May 17, 2021 8:58 am

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There is no script

It was almost 10 years after we met in Junior High School. My best friend had become my girlfriend and that day we walked across ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:15 am

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If it were all just that simple

Many things in life come in twos or threes. You never have one child get a cold. You almost never sneeze just once. I even ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:27 am

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Play Ball

In the past four days, I have seen five sporting events. I attended my first Auburn Softball Game which was an awesome experience even though ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:37 pm

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Food, Friends, Family

The tin of chocolate covered pecans came right on time, arriving around the first week of December. Some years we would open the package upon ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:54 am

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