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Connye Griffin
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Attended Kansas State University
Lives in Camdenton, MO
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My collaborator in al things in his natural habitat
 
I continue the (expanded) Lake bar tour because I don’t mind doing the hard work that needs to be done. #AlGPics  #Bar #Beer
Footballs donated to Woody's decor I continue the (expanded) Lake bar tour because I don’t mind doing the hard work that needs to be done. What started out as a Westside bar tour took a turn east recently. We live on th...
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Vivid Figurative Language: Bitter Words
Readers of Our Eyes Upon Missouri enjoy reading about local restaurants, wineries, distilleries, and breweries. We’ve enjoyed some tasty foods and drink, and we’ve tried to remain pleasant when the tastes were anything but pleasant. That brings me to anothe...
Readers of Our Eyes Upon Missouri enjoy reading about local restaurants, wineries, distilleries, and breweries. We’ve enjoyed some tasty foods and drink, and we’ve tried to remain pleasant when the tastes were anything but pl...
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Lovely heart. Lovely art.
 
National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, a Day for Carol Anderson, Artist, Teacher, and Mentor
Artist, Mother, Grandmother, Mentor: Carol Anderson Once upon a time, when books and art study were sold door-to-door, a representative from Art Instruction, Inc. based in Minneapolis, MN paid a visit to the home of Carol Anderson’s parents to sell a three-...
Artist, Mother, Grandmother, Mentor: Carol Anderson Once upon a time, when books and art study were sold door-to-door, a representative from Art Instruction, Inc. based in Minneapolis, MN paid a visit to the home of Carol And...
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Vivid Figurative Language: Words Related to Spice
After my husband and I began to collaborate on another blog titled Our Eyes Upon Missouri , we discovered people like to read about food and drink, but we do not consider ourselves food critics. We’re food reporters. We write about places that provide decen...
After my husband and I began to collaborate on another blog titled Our Eyes Upon Missouri, we discovered people like to read about food and drink, but we do not consider ourselves food critics. We’re food reporters. We write ...
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Charles Pappas' use of language packs a punch as powerful as any blow Phillip Marlowe took to the gut. #AlGPics   #ItsaBitterLittleWorld  
Long-lasting country expressions use figurative language. The one that follows is a simile. “Slippery as a hog on ice” Persuasive speakers also use figurative language. President Barack Obama did in his State of the Uni...
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The Ongoing Bar Tour: Well, someone has to do it and it might as well be me.

The neighborhood bar is a tradition dating back to our Colonial days and even into our European roots. A roadhouse, pub, tavern, bar, and cantina offer the same thing beyond food and drink: an inviting place to socialize and unwind from the rigors of the road or the job. #AlGPics  
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"The wine proffered had the distinct color of apple cider vinegar. Worse, it tasted of astringent. If the price were right, I’d buy a bottle just to clean the toilet."
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The highly renewable resource: cork as art.
 
Roger Keller, The Wine Cork Guy
In twelve days, many couples will open a bottle of wine and renew their romance on Valentine’s Day. If the bottle has a cork, a highly sustainable and renewable resource , chances are you’ll set it aside to save. But what will you do with it and all those o...
In twelve days, many couples will open a bottle of wine and renew their romance on Valentine’s Day. If the bottle has a cork, a highly sustainable and renewable resource, chances are you’ll set it aside to save. But what will...
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When presented with a local vintner’s latest wine, he detected the sharp, hot scent of fresh tar on a flat roof. The first sip suggested the grapes grew to maturity in a Nascar crew pit. #AlGPics   #CoachConnye  #Foodie #Writing
After my husband and I began to collaborate on another blog titled Our Eyes Upon Missouri, we discovered people like to read about food and drink, but we don't consider ourselves food critics. We’re food reporters. We write a...
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Tasty treats at Wehner's. #Foodie
 
With more than a century baking for customers and a retail presence on two continents, Wehner’s Bakery in Lebanon, Missouri should be a place you remember and visit when you are next in Lebanon. #AlGPics
With more than a century baking for customers and a retail presence on two continents, Wehner’s Bakery in Lebanon, Missouri should be a place you remember and visit when you are next in Lebanon. Located at 101 North Madison, ...
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A Short, Powerful Lesson in Metaphor and Simile
Country expressions such as “Slippery as a hog on ice” and persuasive speeches such as President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, 2016 in which he states “ America has been through big changes before wars and depression, the influx of new immigran...
Country expressions such as “Slippery as a hog on ice” and persuasive speeches such as President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, 2016 in which he states “America has been through big changes before wars a...
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A new space for art and artists
 
Lake Studio for the Arts, Sunrise Beach, Missouri
What art offers is space-a certain breathing room for the spirit . - John Updike Lake Studio for the Arts enjoys the ground floor of this building at16533 N State Highway 5, Sunrise Beach, MO. Photo made available by Al Griffin What Debbie Williams offers...
What art offers is space--a certain breathing room for the spirit. -- John Updike Lake Studio for the Arts enjoys the ground floor of this building at16533 N State Highway 5, Sunrise Beach, MO. Photo made available by Al ...
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    Language Arts Dept Chair, 2005 - 2010
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    Teacher, 1989 - 2010
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  • Kansas State University
    M. A. in English, 1975 - 1076
  • Univ of OK
    M. A. in Human Relations, 1971 - 1972
  • Coe College
    B. A. in English, 1966 - 1970
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Below is my review from several months ago. Today a different crew, Brian Tibbals and Timothy Rodgers, completed the year's work agreed to with an annual contract. They were conscientious and thorough. I'm fortunate to have had two different crews, both of which were excellent. We paid for a contract so that Stanley Steemer (SS) would clean our carpets for a full year and on the first visit, our ceramic tile. We decided upon SS after using a competitor several times and comparing the work to SS's. At first, we thought we'd made a grave mistake. The grout was virtually untouched, the crew rushed, one crew member moved a piece of exercise equipment onto damp carpet--against instructions--and left a stain, and one of the two crew members had to be instructed to protect my furniture from the now damp carpet. Mr. Stanley, in Kansas City, after several unsuccessful attempts to correct the problems locally, resolved our issues and the job was redone, completed correctly. Our next two carpet cleanings were just average; we decided never to pay for a year's contract again as the savings are marginal and the service less than spectacular. One problem we had was the crews rushed through the job so for the next to last cleaning, I asked for a senior crew and was promised one. Little did I know that scheduling has been centralized in Kansas City and that promises made there do not trickle down to local crews. Worse, the crews spend as much time driving long distances from house to house as they do cleaning because long-distance schedulers, unfamiliar with the areas, send them hither and yon to fill a 12+ hour day. When the crew arrived after 6 p.m., I asked how much experience they had; it could not be considered "senior" unless turnover at SS is extremely high. I told them I'd been dissatisfied and that I expected them to do an excellent job in spite of the late hour on a Friday. If they could not, I was willing to send them on their way and reschedule. They put in the time and delivered! These guys, Mr. Selby and Mr. Morris, were conscientious and careful. Instead of 40-45 minutes and out the door, they worked my 5 rooms and a couch until they were clean. I will request them again for my last contract cleaning. SS should know that these two represent the company very well.
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