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Secrets To A Happy Marriage

After 49 years of marriage, I have to pass this little tid-bit to all you youngsters out there. Ginger and I have developed some simple rules to get us this…

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby it’s cold outside! Plus it’s also wet, dreary, overcast, heat still on and no sunshine. But we’re still Buckeyes forever. Let me explain. About half way back on our…

South West Flight 606 A Little Rocky

Happy New Year! Ginger and I spent a five-day cruise with daughter number one (Kelly) and her family the third week in December. We had a wonderful time with the…

Maiden Voyage Not So Great

We’re back. I convinced Ginger to let me pull my new (used) Tracker to Florida early so we wouldn’t be caught in snow on our way South. We were there…

Don’t Miss God’s Blessings

It’s one of those weeks. My deadline for this week’s column is rapidly approaching, and I still have nothing on my computer screen. Immediately, I search one of my “tickler”…

Meet The Kindness Champion of the World

COVINGTON – You may have seen Suzann Castore at this year’s Ft. Rowdy celebration? She was the one wearing the blue tights and red cape, passing our “smileys”. The little…

Lost and Found

There are five words a man doesn’t want to hear: “I can’t find my purse!” This is what Ginger told me Saturday evening. We had just returned from the freshman…

The Beck Saga Continues

Remember the Beck’s? I’m talking about Larry and Diana Beck from Bradford. Diana and Ginger have been friends since high school. The Beck’s have been our friends most of our…

A True Friend, Always Listens First

There’s an old Chinese Proverb that goes something like this: If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go…

Top Ten Things You Can Do With Old Newspapers

I’ve been in the newspaper business since 1963. I did work one year at Decker’s Meat Processing Plant, and three and half years at NCR in Dayton, Ohio during that…

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