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.
Car toys and joys
So, last weekend the Raminator came to Corsicana.
It’s all about mom
In a tragic week, we need a little lightheartedness, I believe.
First off, let me say a heartfelt Happy Mother’s Day to my own mother, Nancy Lee Dighton.
Mother’s Day thoughts
This week we will honor our mothers. Husbands, sons and daughters will elbow their way to the greeting card displays in search of the perfect card. Florists will put on extra staff to handle the demand. Restaurants brace for business.
Peanut-pushers on the rise
He would be proud indeed to know of expanded use of peanuts resulting from his research in the field almost a century ago.
‘Esta Viejo Gringo’
I am an old “Gringo” who takes a great deal of pride in his cooking and I am especially proud of my Mexican specialties like green chili gravy, smothered burritos, tacos, tostadas, pico de gallo, and guacamole.
Accentuate the positive
First off, let’s start with my opinion about Derrick Days. This is the opinion section of your hometown newspaper, after all.
I thought Derrick Days was a fantastic success.
Restoring takes on many meanings
A few years ago I bought a 1977 VW Bug. Every fender was dented. Peeling paint fluttered in the wind and it had no bumpers. It was on its last legs. It even had “salvage” stamped in red letters across its title. Its next stop, if not with me, would probably be the junk yard.
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