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Hometown humor lasts a lifetime
It was the early 1950s and our community was excited about the “pipeliners” who were building a natural gas pipeline across our county.
‘Not thinkin’, just rememberin’
One of the most poignant scenes in the John Wayne movie epic “The Alamo” occurs late in the picture when Davey Crockett and another Tennessee backwoodsman are sitting by a campfire inside the doomed compound.
Fond memories of those who shaped us
Few men have borne the responsibility of being the trustworthy patriarch of two families for most of their lives – an immediate family and an extended family.
What is ‘news’ in today’s world?
Since the first journalist wrote the first news article and published it in the first newspaper, folks have been trying to define “news”.
Looking into the mailbag of a columnist…
I gratefully dedicate this column to all of those gracious readers who have responded to my weekly attempts to express myself.
It seemed like a good idea at the time…
As schoolboy pranks go, it was devilishly creative but it ended badly for two young culprits. The target of the prank was an older middle school social studies teacher who was marking time toward retirement.
A grandfather by any other name…
My wife did a double take when I told her years ago that I wanted our yet unborn grandchildren to call me “papaw” instead of something else. As a son of rural Kentucky, I wanted to honor the history of that beloved title. Besides, I knew she wouldn’t like it.
‘Where never lark or ever eagle flew’
The poem “High Flight” was written by a young American pilot, John Magee, flying for the Royal Canadian Air Force before the U.S. entered World War II.
A night to remember…my first pie supper
She was the prettiest girl I had ever known. We were freshmen in high school and she asked me to be her boyfriend.
Have you updated your bucket list?
This is the third time I’ve written about a personal “bucket list” and this time I’m suggesting that we review our lists annually.
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