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  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

Becca, my youngest cousin, stepped across the stage and ended her high school career this past Saturday in Bossier City. In the fall, she will head for the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she will learn, as all of us did, how to make her way on her own. I know that she has countless all-nighters, endless trips to the store and much more in her future. And I’m proud.

But the trouble is that in my head she’s still three years old. She is forever that bright-eyed little girl who visited my grandma’s house sometimes sucking her thumb as she took her place in Aunt Susie’s lap.

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