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Prompt for the Day: “Epitome”

The picky people from the Daily Press group of Word Press only want us to create works of art that display the best of the group’s work by choosing the word “Epitome” for today’s prompt.

Best of Show?

Have won too many awards in my time for being more than the epitome of my class.  Won grand championship with my dairy cow in 4-H.  Got the showmanship award for helping my little brother make his cow stand during the challenge.  Went home that day with a trophy and a ribbon both!

In school, spent my days at the top student in all my classes except physical education.  Only way to get good grades in that class was be on one of the school’s sports teams.  Competed in many science fairs.  Even went to state twice to participate in that competition for my projects.  Was on the scholar bowl team (we always lost) but it was fun anyway.  Competed with our school’s J.E.T.S. team.  Received a few awards there, as well.

Played in the school’s bands most of my school career until I left for college.  Got an award for my instrumental ability upon graduation from High School.  Made National Honor Society my Sophomore year.  Was a wasted award, but looked good on college applications!

Please Help Fight Terrible Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt from a few days ago: “Newspaper”

The prompt from the whimsical people at the Daily Post division of Word Press imagined he prompt from a few days ago of “Newspaper” to enlighten our creative pursuits of that day.

My Newspaper Experiences

Have always loved writing, so I joined our high school’s newspaper staff one year.  Not being a part of the “in” crowd, didn’t work out too well.  Was not interested in the school’s sports teams or where the next parties where being held.  So I sort of fell flat on that endeavour.

Ended up appearing on the front page of the local paper almost every week, it seemed though.  Either winning scholastic awards or my involvement with Girl Scouts, 4-H, or the church I was forced to attend.  At least my grandparents were getting their subscription’s money’s worth out of seeing one of their descendant’s name and or face on the paper each week.  I hated getting the publicity for just being what I considered just another kid.

Now days, I do not even waste my time looking at a newspaper.  Face it, by the time it is off the press it is old news!  Get my information on what’s happening in the world through the internet, now.  No more wasting trees that the local animals have been using for a rest room!

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes