Category: Partly Nonsense

Another scrape with age?

What I am about to describe here may be something that no one else has experienced, but I am thinking that age may have something to do with it. The other night I was piddling around in my workshop, cutting some baseboard and base shoe trim for our utility room. I was also doing a little painting so I didn’t […]

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Good trip over the weekend

We de­cided to take a long weekend trip to Rogers, Ark., last week to see longtime friends there since it had been a while since we had seen them. In addition to having a great time there, we were able to finally eat at the cafe in Beaumont on the way down; it had never been open the other times […]

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The year already is half gone

Where does the time go anyway? The next issue of the Free Press is No. 27 for the year. We are closer to the upcoming Christmas than last Christ­mas. • While I was driving the other day, I was thinking how crazy it is that we drive at night. First, you can’t see nearly as well as you can during […]

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Tax list keeps on growing

This came across my desk the other day and I think you should see it. I thought our forefathers left English rule because of too many taxes. One hundred years ago not one of these taxes in the list that follows existed. Our country had no debt and was one of the most prosperous in the world. • Here are […]

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Lost joke suddenly

surfaces

I had a joke I wanted to include in my column for some time, but I couldn’t remember it. That drives me crazy, and almost every waking moment it’s in the back of my mind. Then recently, when I was going to lie down after lunch, I saw the new pillow on the love seat that has a parrot on […]

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The fun of past summers

I was planning to write about the upcoming presidential election, but the more I thought about it…naw. There is already enough crap to read on online and in print, so why waste the space? I’ve almost quit reading my pseudo Facebook page because of the political overload. • When I was growing up in Minnesota in the late 1940s and […]

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Testing an idea for a new app

Neces­sity is the mother of invention, they say. I’m not sure my newest idea is necessary, but I think I have a great idea. I have asked Kevin at work to help me make my idea work since he knows way more about computers, software and apps than I do. Maybe something like this is already out there, but I […]

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Little guy is now a graduate

Little guy is now a graduate

Alex That little guy who has been coming to Kansas every summer with his little brother is now a Henry W. Grady High School graduate, and is headed on to the University of Georgia this fall with a HOPE scholarship tucked under his arm, and we couldn’t be prouder. The HOPE is good in Georgia, some other states have it too, […]

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TV ads hit and miss the mark

Every now and then a TV commercial catches my attention and won’t let go. Such is the case with Cadillac’s commercial that is shot in a downtown city scene with the people all jogging and walking backward and the car is going forward. Each time I see it I am amazed by it. Then one day it hit me how […]

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Printing is alive and well

For those who think printing is dead, I am here to tell you it is not. We have been printing books for individuals and businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada for nearly 20 years and it hasn’t slowed down. Just when I wonder where the next book is coming from, the phone rings or I get an email asking if […]

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