A Saturday Night

I was 17 years old when my girlfriend Sue Wallace asked me to go with her on a bus trip from Seattle to Spokane. She wanted to visit a friend of hers who had moved there, and her parents said she could take the Greyhound bus if I would go with her. The plan was […]

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Welcome to my Website

Hi, Welcome to my website,  my name is Alene Lorraine Burnett Reaugh. Forty years ago I joined the establishment against all reason and good sense, or so I thought at the time. Was it worth it, oh yes, very much so. Even though I made many mistakes and some bad choices, I still ended […]

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Guardian Angel on the Sunset Limited

I would like to acknowledge and thank a magnificent woman who went beyond her job description and responsibilities to protect our 90-year-old dad. I call her his guardian angel because she saw he needed one and took him under her wing. Alecia deserves a hero’s metal for the care she gave our dad those two […]

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Just a Country Girl

When I was a little girl, I lived out in the countryside known then as South Tacoma. We had chickens and a dog and I am sure there were cats too although I do not recall any specific ones. The neighbors had a few cows and a whole lot of chickens. There was always homemade […]

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What’s in a Name

William Shakespeare said, “What’s in a name, that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” My name is Al’ene, according to my father that is the correct pronunciation; and as he told my secretary at work, he should know he named me. My first memories start at age 4, […]

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Today is Tuesday which is the day I self-designated for writing. I am still in unpacking mode and have not as yet started to re-write my story or even just jot down a few thoughts. I have spent the last three days working with McAfee to find and eliminate malware, viruses and other such bugs […]

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