Freedom is not free
It is Memorial Day weekend as I sit down to peck out my weekly rant and I thought it would be appropriate to muse on what this special holiday means to me.
For whatever reason, local treasure Babbette Samuels has always asked me about my children. From the time she first saw them in a shopping cart somewhere, to Tuesday night, she’s always been very thoughtful.
Tribute to a vanishing generation
Tom Brokaw called them “The Greatest Generation.” They grew up in the Great Depression. They drove some of the first automobiles on the first paved highways in America. They went to work for the Works Progress Administration and built our nation’s infrastructure.
Kids: ‘Thumbs Up’ for cruising
The dots could have been connected quickly by a two-year-old, during the few weeks or months between pacifier-sucking and iPhone text-messaging. Predictably, my mental connection of the dots stretched over a few hours.
A fond farewell
We have to say farewell this week to two very important seasonal impacts on our life here on the beautiful Sun Coast. Both of these phenomena share the same seasonal period which is approximately the middle of October until the middle of May.
It's just criminal
We have to go pretty far for the stupidest criminal stories of the week, but it’s worth the trip.
Remembering Relays Past /Event 2 to 10 p.m. today
If you don’t already have plans to do so, get thee out to Mildred this afternoon/evening to Asby Stadium and participate in Navarro County Relay for Life.
On April 14, the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, abducted more than 300 girls who were taking exams at the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria.
Most is ‘right’ with the world
It was a source of amusement — for folks outside my family, anyway — when my 27 fellow seniors “honored me” during our final year at Early High School in 1956.
Class of ’57 fondly recalled
I recently missed my high school’s annual “Blue and Gold” Alumni Dinner back in Winsted, Connecticut. It’s hard to believe that it has been 57 years since I graduated from Gilbert High School, but time does march on.
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