Wendy Parker

Helping hands are hard to find

"The Precious" gets some custom vinyl lettering -- "Never underestimate the value of good help. Who else is going to hand you stuff..."

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The strange lineage of Heziciah Buttonhole Benton

...who may or may not have been a racist, according to some speculators. Wendy: "If it makes you feel any better, I probably annoy myself as much as I annoy you."

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Even Superman had a Dad

Tough news yields stronger connections... "It's not often I see the strongest person I know cry. Actually, I've only seen him do it once, and that was when our son was born."

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Jason’s Law: Five years after the passing of its namesake

In conversation with Overdrive's Wendy Parker, Hope Rivenburg, marking the fifth anniversary of the death of her husband, for whom the Jason's Law truck parking legislation is named, stresses the need for drivers to continue to press their legislators on areas where truck parking is sorely lacking and/or unsafe.

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Having a quirk doesn’t make you a jerk

Rather, "it makes you quirky," says Wendy. "Home time is awesome."

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When a Hummingbird just isn’t enough

Overdrive's Wendy Parker on competitive fishing, side-scan sonar technology, and more: "I have a theory that all things lead back to the trucking industry, in one way or another."

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For your dining (or building) pleasure

George's choice in Clif Bars, if he can't swing a Cloud Cake: “I would like the one that doesn't taste like drywall, please.”

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If a tree falls in the forest, will you shut up?

"We're looking for flooring and I'm driving George nuts. I'm certain you just gasped with surprise. Since he's the installer, he knows exactly what we need. I'm the decorator and I know what I want."

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Say it, don’t spray it

Confrontation in a truck stop parking lot yields this from George: “You can't just scream at people, babe. I don't like it either, but you never know when you're going to run up on crazy."

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This just in: Alarming news about anything

The joy of local television news: "Every day someone is shot, someone dies in a car wreck or two, and a couple of places burn to the ground -- the usual stuff."

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