Category: Partly Nonsense

Early days of mobile phones

The subject of mobile phones came up at the office the other day. The staff members who are much younger than I am were talking about their flip phones and Black­berries. Well, let me tell you… my first mobile phone was a Motorola bag phone. It was housed in a big black bag with its own antenna and everything. I […]

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Island getaway was great

We just returned from a week in Puerto Rico with our good friends the Ranneys, who used to live in Hillsboro. I’d say if you are looking for a nice place to go for a week or so, and a place that is easy to get to, Puerto Rico is the place. And it is a U.S. territory, so you […]

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Grandson is moving ahead

I don’t think I am bragging when I write about my grandson Alex Cameli. He’s attending the University of Georgia in Athens. He told me long ago that he was going to be a bus driver at the school. Now that he turned 19 and is old enough to drive a campus bus, we hear as soon as he takes […]

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If you miss an issue…

It doesn’t happen often, but we hear that some people do not always receive their Free Press, either through the mail or via our carrier system in Hillsboro. There is a place on our website, hillsborofree­press.com where one can report that their delivery was missed: https://www.hillsborofreepress.com/ contact-us/missed-paper. It is our intention to never miss your house, either by mail or […]

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Online signups add email

The concept of signing up for stuff online takes only a second, and you can be inundated with emails beginning immediately. I receive emails and don’t know how they started. To unsubscribe, on the other hand, can take up to a month, three weeks and other long lengths of time, which makes no sense to me as it is all […]

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Zwiebach as good as truffles

I saw a segment on “CBS Sunday Morning” about truffles, which is a very expensive garnishment. It is a root and grows in just a few places in the world, such as the forests of central and northern Italy. According to the show, truffles come in white and black. And they are seasonal. Dogs are used to sniff the little […]

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Smarts have their limitation

Being somewhat intelligent isn’t always the answer. A few weeks ago, Nancy was planning to send a card to a family here in town who had just lost a family member. The phone book, however, did not yield a physical address as they probably just use a cell phone now and the address of where they live isn’t in the […]

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More to tell about KC trip

I have more experience to share from the road of life. This past Tuesday on the trip to Kansas City to get there for my early-morning eye surgery on Wednesday, we stopped at the Flying J Truck Stop in Emporia. When Nancy was going to start the car, she pushed the button and nothing happened except the car alarm went […]

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Looking to clear the fog

I’ve kind of been in a fog for the past couple of months with everything going on and trying to work with a tumor behind my left eye. It’s got me off balance and out of kilter. If you’ve seen me riding along in our car with Nancy, that is why. I can see good enough to drive in town, […]

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Holub will be missed

I will miss Dan Holub, former county commissioner of the 2nd District, who completed his service this month. And I believe the county will, too. Never have I seen anyone work harder for what he believed in, for the pay received and all of the grief he received. Some of that grief, I believe, came from me when we disagreed […]

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