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Old-timers and jokes

A newspaper editor in the real world recently asked if any old-timers remembered the old joke about smoking camels and the promised land. Well, all 999 of us in Stump…

Happy Heart Day!

Warmer weather is in the works. I just know it! I tend to get a little stir crazy when it’s so cold, or my car is so coated with snow…

Really Home

For the past eight months, my family has made the parsonage of Bethel Baptist Church our home. At the beginning of June, after multiple trips and much exhausting labor, and…

A Hospitality House

When your spouse or “significant other” has health problems, it is very important for the closest person in their lives to help as much as possible. Hopefully, this takes some…

Ready – Set – Paint!

Last Saturday and Sunday spoiled me – and you, too, I bet. It was finally pleasant enough to get out and do some outdoor chores that have been calling to…

Hands Free, Duck Tape and Resignation

I’ve been trying to adjust to this new phone. Not only are the buttons different, I really miss my suicide bomber ring tone. As you know, my theory is that…

Washing Town Folks

Last week we had a visit from some kid who said he works for one of those agencies in Washing Town. We could tell right off he was lying. Those…

Evangelizing Amelia

According to a recent Pew report, “Nones” are on the rise in America. You may ask, “What are Nones?” They’re not religious women who wear habits—in fact, they may be…

Free Plants

The word for the week is parsimony, which means unusual or excessive frugality. With the weather so cold it’s hard to think about being frugal when it comes to your…

Cell Phones, Catherine the Great and Fan Clubs

I just got a new cell phone. I really have a problem with them. I don’t like anything to do with cells. Why can’t they be called “air” phones or…