Category Archives: Nostalgia

This I Ask, To Mask Or Not To Mask?

Kelly Ripa:  “I’ll quit tanning when the satchel handles grow out my back.” Come along, folks, and return with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear because the “The Lone Ranger” movie opens today! Though I will probably not … Continue reading

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Phone Sects

“Once in a while….. the telephone can be a wonderful thing.” – Ivan Doig, Bucking the Sun OK, this will not be the usual old person’s rant about how that blasted younger generation can’t do a single thing without being … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Tuneless

Billy Wilder:  “He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.” Why is it that some of the things we enjoy the most are the things that we simply can’t do. Take me, for instance. I love music, I honestly do. I … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Durham

On Thursday morning, June 20, I’ll have to say goodbye to an old friend. Durham Elementary School, as a result of school district reconfiguration, will cease to exist as a K-5 elementary school. It will be reborn as the Cairo-Durham … Continue reading

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My Summers In The Sun

Jeff Foxworthy:  “That’s the great thing about a tractor. You can’t really hear the phone ring.” KNOCK! … KNOCK! … KNOCK! Oh, crap! Go away! These were the sounds I heard coming from my front door, along with the thoughts … Continue reading

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Memories Beckon on Memorial Day Weekend

Winston Churchill:  “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.” Forty-two years ago, I went for a boat ride. I can’t say with one hundred percent certainty that it took place on Memorial Day, but then … Continue reading

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Souvenir Clothing

It’s May, and finally warm enough for the annual shift from the winter wardrobe to the summer. It’s also the first return to warm weather wear after my retirement, meaning I no longer have to look respectable. Clearly it’s time … Continue reading

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Knowledge? From Cats??

Winston Churchill:  “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” Two lifelong interests emerged early in my life, and they were sports and mathematics. I wasn’t much good … Continue reading

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Tell Me A Story

I doubt that any of us can say with certainty what the very first sentence was that we uttered, but that can’t stop us from trying. I would like to believe that mine was “tell me a story.” For as … Continue reading

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