Partly Nonsense

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JOEL KLAASSEN
I really believe in guardian angels. Heard a local grandpa tell of his grandkids who shot fire crackers in the garage-right near the gas cans-because it was too windy outside. And I once took a rim-fire .22 rifle shell and set it off on the sidewalk with a hammer when I was a kid in Minnesota.


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Does anyone else think the weather reporting on radio and television gets carried away at times? They even break in to tell us that the storm they thought was coming isn’t coming.


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June is “Business Appreciation Month” in Kansas. Hillsboro is fortunate to have so many businesses and industries that employ hundreds of people. Without them and the great number of families they support we wouldn’t have much to talk about.


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The Cameli boys are here. When Alex saw the electric train all set up and ready to roll, he said, “This is really cool. I like it.” I’m still dizzy from having to blow the wooden train whistle every time we fired it up.


And Louie walks in and finds a loose corner of wallpaper and pulls it right off. It was where we had planned to take it off anyway. Maybe we could put him to work to take it all off.


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Did you know that Father’s Day is the day when the most collect calls are made nationwide?


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At breakfast the other morning Nancy says, “It’s our anniversary this week.” I said, “Oh you’re going to get groceries again this week?”


Still having a little trouble with listening.


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On our way to the airport Saturday we stopped to leave some Marion County Resource Guides at the Kansas Information Center in Olathe. When I got out of the van to take in the guides, I said, “Don’t leave me here.”


Her answer back was, “It’s tempting.”


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Don’t assume your parents are simply getting old when they are slowing down and don’t seem to be as sharp as they once were. It may be that chemical imbalances are more the culprit than old age. We found that out with my mom during the past month.


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Since we began publishing the City of Hillsboro legal notices in the Free Press Digest and also in the Hillsboro Free Press, legal notices have never been more “public” in the history of publishing legal notices in Kansas.


I would add that the public could care less.

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