Category: Partly Nonsense

Eaters exceeded voters

If the numbers I heard were correct, I find it interesting that more people ate turkey dinner than voted at the Methodist church last week. Had Hillsboro not had a contested election I fear the turnout would have been much lower. It wasn’t the weather, so what does it take to get the other half of registered voters out to […]

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Time has changed again

I was really ready to fall back this past Sunday, as it is much nicer to fall back than to spring forward. I don’t need an extra hour of sleep because I routinely get nine to 10 hours a night. I just needed the extra hour. • I once said we should have a time change every weekend. Spring ahead […]

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Son Dan is back on the job

It’s been great to have Dan at home again for a part of a week. He and Katie were here for just a few days around Labor Day, and this trip was intended to help with a few projects we didn’t finish then. And that’s what happened. They have left Bend, Ore., and are planning to settle in the Seattle […]

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Cancer free for 10 years

Oct. 23 was the 10th anniversary of my prostate cancer surgery at the KU Medical Center. It seems like yesterday, but now it’s been a decade of living cancer-free. I am one of the fortunate ones to have lived all of these years without the disease that has taken so many lives. Losing one’s prostate isn’t the end of the world, […]

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More ways we hear our music

I ran out of space last week when I was writing about all of the ways we listened to music. I didn’t mention the 8-track tape, the cassette tape—I still have a boatload of those I still want to convert to digital—the iPod and mp3 and for the PC devices, the .wav music audio files. Until the digital world came along […]

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Addicted to joke books?

I don’t know what it is about joke books, but I think I may be addicted to them. I get one in the mail and before I have finished reading it, another one is here. I should have known when friend Dave texts me for my address. A day or two later the joke book is here. They are also […]

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Ford deal is a real benefit

Drive 4 UR School has become a big deal in this area. It is put on by Hillsboro Ford to benefit all Marion County schools. This year more than $4,000 were raised for the schools in Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody and Goessel. Hillsboro received the largest amount of because of the numbers who showed up to drive. I’m sure the other […]

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Reunion weekend went well

Transitioning into retirement has been harder than I thought. I have been extremely busy at work. Believe me, I am not complaining. The work just keeps coming without me doing anything to make it happen. If you know enough people, the word gets around. • This old boy decided to drive into the city and have lunch at a fancy restaurant and […]

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Weather is a game changer

I have never been to a sporting event where I had to go home because of lightning. In fact, when I was in high school or college I don’t believe there was any protocol for lightning shutting down activities. One time when we played Augusta in football at the old Memorial football field, the game was called at the half […]

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Thoughts lost in my memory

If you are like me, I think of things I am going to tell my wife, and then when it comes time, I can’t remember it. I had two things on my mind last week, but when it came time to spill it out, I couldn’t. But there’s still hope. As time goes by, things will trigger the memory and […]

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