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An enduring act of respect for a stranger
Anyone encountering a funeral procession for the first time will never forget it. A police car with flashing lights is followed by a hearse carrying a coffin and behind that is a string of cars and an occasional truck.
Can growing old be just a state of mind?
How would you feel to be 90 years old and still be called someone’s kid brother? By three someones?
Dynamite comes in a small package
My grandmother Minnie was just short of five feet tall but she loved to remind anyone who teased her about her size that dynamite comes in a small package.
Right way, wrong way and the Army way
We were tired, sleepy and perhaps a bit scared about 1 a.m. when that chartered Greyhound bus rolled into the U. S. Army Reception Station at Fort Knox, Ky.
What happened to the art of roasting?
I was channel surfing recently when I happened upon one of those late night programs selling videos of old television shows.
Some political stories are worth retelling
With Kentucky in the midst of the political season, it’s time to share some stories I’ve heard about the art of politicking.
What happened to the safety of childhood?
In the years before air conditioning, we slept soundly and safely with the screen door often unlatched. Our family home never had a working lock on an outside door until our parents died and it became a rental property.
Memory of an old foe brings reflections
We hadn’t seen each other for about 50 years but his face came instantly to mind when I saw his obituary. He was three years older and newly out of the military when we met as college freshmen.
Parents have always scared kids straight
The tactic of “scared straight” has been used for several years to shock misbehaving teenagers by exposing them to short stints in a jail or prison cell. But that concept actually started when a mother first told a scary tale to keep her kids from doing something dangerous.
She was ‘a ghost with a beating heart’…
Be warned that this is a tragic tale of someone who couldn’t believe that others loved her for the person she was.
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