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‘These are a few of my favorite things’

November 29, 2015 We all know I can climb a soapbox faster than the speed of light, but I feel remiss in not equalizing that anger with the good stuff. Someone should invent a sweetbox for that. more »»

Offensive phone calls give way to laughter

November 22, 2015 OK, here’s how it’s going to be. Here’s how it must be until we get a new president or I could lose my mind. I still have a land lin. more »»

Craving for tuna sandwich creates problem

November 15, 2015 Talk about a kick in the … well, where you really don’t want to be kicked. For weeks I’ve been craving a tuna sandwich. I’ve got the tuna. I’ve got the sweet relish and Miracle Whip I mix with it. more »»

Halloween dance brings high highs, low lows

November 8, 2015 Life has its ups and downs. Everybody knows that. But to have high ups and low downs because of the same activity seems as if I’ve gone off my rocker. And I do have a rocker. My recliner rocks, too. more »»

Barking dogs vie with words for worst

November 1, 2015 Pull out the soapbox, honey, Sandy’s got a brand new gripe. Well, two, if the soapbox will stand the strain. Let it be known right here, right now, that town dogs are not outside dogs. more »»

Brother Edgar often to blame growing up

October 25, 2015 Everyone wants someone to blame when thing go wrong. That’s the way of the world. more »»

Roundup greater than test results

October 18, 2015 Well, this is depressing. I waited to write this column until the last possible minute because I had a CT scan Monday and couldn’t wait to tell you things were going well and lesions were shrinking. more »»

Thinking can add miles to a trip

October 11, 2015 If a person gets so caught up in thought she forgets to think, she’ll end up in Missouri. more »»

Odd smells, odd words — all in a memory

October 4, 2015 Little smells better than fields of drying corn on a muggy fall night. It’s indefinable. Not musty, but a little dusty. Not like a yard full of dying leaves, but almos. more »»

Getting old is a bother

September 27, 2015 It’s the realization of aging that’s a bother Someone must be to blame for my aging. Certainly not . more »»

Coming of fall brings back combine memory

September 20, 2015 It’s coming on fall. My favorite season, fall. It reminds me of Dad and working on the combine. Odd, I know. You’d think I’d be remembering colors past, crisp air and strolls through an orchar. more »»

Grandparents Day celebration is today

September 13, 2015 Picture this. I may have been watching too many “Golden Girls” reruns, but do it. Picture this. A farm northeast of Vincent. Sunday afternoon. It’s a sunny day, a fine day in 1957. more »»

No horror film, no matter how good, is good

September 6, 2015 Some things I don’t understand. more »»

Recliner slumber follows fun, hugs

August 30, 2015 Sometimes I get so happy, I sleep in my recliner till the phone rings. That does make sense, if you take it thought by thought. By thought. Take Wednesday, for instance. more »»

Caution: Sitting in the dark causes thinking

August 23, 2015 Sitting in the dark with nothing on my mind makes me happy. A person doesn’t need to think all the time. But. You know there’s always a but. more »»

Eagle Grove reunion brings on fun, hugs

August 16, 2015 Scientists like hugging. They say it takes four hugs a day just to survive, eight for maintenance and 12 for growth. more »»

Memory book work leaves brain on low

August 9, 2015 You know that feeling when your heart stops and your brain beats excessively and you know without fail you've done something wrong. Or haven't done something right. So it was Wednesday at 11 a.m. more »»

So much to remember, the address won’t stick

August 2, 2015 Remember a few weeks back when I gushed about getting to go to the 50-year class reunion of the Central Webster Class of ‘65? Whenever I think of that day, a grin crawls back on my face. more »»

A Daisy will be leader of the state garden club

July 26, 2015 No office in any organization could be more appropriate for Loretta Daisy. She’s new president of the Federated Garden Club of Iowa, Inc., and will be for the next two years. more »»

Pounding waves may look like fun, but ...

July 19, 2015 Head to heels, I’ve been exfoliated by the Atlantic Ocean. Rolling around in sand does that. Let me start at the beginning. Dawn Bliss and her husband Brad have a time share in Cancu. more »»

Favorite movies no match for recliner magic

July 12, 2015 My recliner must go. Every time I sit in that thing, a magic button trips a trigger that pulls my eyelids shut. Has to be that. Even if I'm wide awake and watching a movie I love, that happen. more »»


Moose Lodge breakfast November 29, 2015

The Moose Lodge, 424 First Ave. S., will be serving breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday. All you can eat off of the menu, cooked to order. $7 adults, $5 children12 and younger. more »

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