Category: Partly Nonsense

An Uber good time in KC

On a recent trip to Kansas City, we decided to Uber to the Plaza for dinner and to see the sights. Our driver happened to be a young doctor who had just graduated and was waiting to find out where she would be doing her residency. Her field was OB-GYN, which means she won’t be moving to our neighborhood. While […]

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It’s still a small world

Here’s one of those small-world stories. A while back I wrote about having eaten at Bill’s Burgers on Van Nuys Boulevard in Los Angeles. Actually, we didn’t eat there once—it was twice, and two days in a row. Then I heard from Hillsboro resident Norma Klemm, who used to work in the office of one of the industries across the […]

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How does the brain do it?

This has happened to me more than once. When I woke up last Sunday I thought it was Monday. So I thought I was having cataract surgery and couldn’t have anything to eat but a very light breakfast. What a relief when I learned it was only Sunday. How does your brain know, after sleeping, what day it is when […]

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One more odd event to add

If you live long enough your breadth of experiences becomes quite vast. Never in my life have I experienced what I did this past Thursday night on my way to a church meeting. I was backing the car out of our garage when I heard our little beeping mechanism go off. I was backing very slowly, as I don’t do anything […]

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Family holiday at Tybee

Just spent Thanks­giving week with our entire immediate family and a girl friend, at Tybee Island, which is just east of Savannah and off the coast of Georgia. We’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time and found a good reason to do it. Next year is our 50th wedding anniversary and this appeared to be the only […]

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The joke returned to mind

Sometimes when you can’t think of something you can’t remember, it’s good to get out into the world and let it come to you. If you read this column every week, you will remember I had a joke I couldn’t remember. We went to the Legion Chicken Fried Steak dinner on Veterans Day and I saw some friends who are […]

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Useful around the house

I have been challenged to make a few meals now and then and to clean up the kitchen, too. I thought about making Russian Pancakes for a while and then pulled out the “Off the Mt. Lake Range” cookbook for the recipe and to read about my heritage. They are also called Cherry Pancakes because you roll up tart pitted […]

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We keep adapting to change

I’ve worn a medical alert held up by a chain around my neck going on a dozen years now. It lists the drugs I take to thin my blood, stuff I am allergic to and contact information. The chains I have used over the years have always torn for some reason, and since they were quite thin, they were no […]

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Projects showing progress

I can’t help but get excited when I drive around town and see all of the construction going on. If I miss anything, I apologize right now. I’d count five big deals going up in front of our eyes. 1. The six duplexes scattered in various locations around town; I hear they will be open soon. 2. Greenhaw Pharmacy has […]

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One more thing on the saw…

One more thing, and that will be the end of me writing about my table saw. I finally have it running again and I feel the need to share a little bit of stupidity on my part. I don’t remember if I mentioned that the saw is a Sears Craftsman “100” Bench Saw model number 113.29992. After spending a bunch […]

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