Correcting an error in our history

I must confess that I was wrong about selling at first arts and crafts fair in 1969. We lived in Mary­land at the time and I wasn’t back here until 1971.

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Here’s how real estate worked in the old days—

You could borrow the downpayment, the lenders didn’t care where it came from. We borrowed from grandma and took out a personal loan for the down payment to buy our first house in Lawrence, Kansas.

It was on Maine Street just up the street from the stadium—really handy on game days.

We sold it to move to Wichita and work for KAKE TV’s newspaper, the Wichita Sun.

Sold the Maine Street house for enough to pay off the down payment loans on that house with enough left over to make a down payment on the Wichita house, then sold that one a bit later for enough to make a down payment on our first Hillsboro house. Then sold it for about double what we paid for it to build a new house and then that plan didn’t work anymore.

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I’ve been watching KU football coach Les Miles do press conferences and noticed that his speech pattern is halting, so I went on YouTube and watched one of his LSU pressers and he spoke with the same pattern there, so I don’t believe he is not well.

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I’ll bet you don’t know that I have steel-toed shoes. I have worn them probably less than ten times since I got them more than two years ago. What was I thinking?

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A computer is completely reliable until the moment you switch it on.

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I had cause to celebrate about two weeks ago when I had zero bruises on my body from falling. First time in about four years!

Then I couldn’t say it because I did a soft landing fall in the bedroom when I tripped over the wheels on my walker and face planted in slow motion on the comforter that was on the Russian trunk. I thought to myself that was easy—then later saw this long mark on my side and another on my leg.

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With brother Mark turning 70 this past Sunday my siblings and I are all in our seventies. WooHoo!!!

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There are two rules for succeeding in business. The first rule is—Never tell them everything you know.

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On to cleaning up the office department. Nancy cleaned out the bookshelf the other day and found many books I will never read again and I have found new homes for them all.

I also learned that I have in the neighborhood of two dozen joke books which I am keeping.

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We have a recliner at our house that eats things from my pocket and my hand is too big to reach in and get them out. I am missing my pocket knife and fingernail clippers and miss them.

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If you have comments or ideas, please e-mail me at joel@hillsborofreepress.com