Category: Partly Nonsense

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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More on the saga of the saw

More on the table saw from last week. I was trying to find the model number when I discovered I had put the table top of the saw on backward. After I found the model number and went online, I learned the saw vintage is about the same as me. No wonder it is so rusty and old looking. I […]

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Fixing a saw was a challenge

Others may have had this same experience when fixing something that you took apart about a half year earlier. My table saw was old when I got it in 1990. It had some issues with the motor, and the pulley that runs the blade began to wobble so Dan and I took it apart one time he was here and […]

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Vacation bits and pieces

I took some time Friday night to remove the bugs that ended up on the front of our car after 4,307 miles that covered 10 states. It didn’t look pretty, and I was sure it would be quite a job to get them off. So the first thing I did was Google how to get rid of them. Four things […]

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Reunion is soon upon us

Excite­ment is building for the annual HHS  All-School Reunion. I am looking foward to attending the event Friday during school to visit classes and tour the building along with the homecoming game on Friday night and the banquet on Saturday evening. Holy cow. It is my wife’s 50th-year class reunion. • On out recent trip we spent a whole week […]

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