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Healing Waters, Old Feet and Choice Words

Every week I write this column and an editorial.  The reason I do is because if I don’t get some of the words out of my head it might explode.…

Mexicans Plant Themselves, Presidential Non-Advice And Failing another IQ test

Years ago I brought home a couple of sprigs of summer poinsettia from a job. I planted them in a small bed with a border of railroad ties around them…

Hillbilly Wisdom, Destructive Genes and Old Enough to Chop

Last week a couple of guys stopped by for some information and advice. Frankly, I am always a little bit concerned when someone wants either advice or information from me. …

Vacation Routines, Tan Lines, and Coffee

By Management It’s that time of year when we make the trek to the Atlantic to sink our chairs in the sand and soak our feet in the salt water.…

My Estate Sale, Creativity and Scowling

Lately I’ve been selling some stuff and I just noticed my inventory is down.  I’m really concerned. At the rate I’m going I think there is going to be a…

$2 Stoves, Climbing in Bedroom Windows and Yet Another Project 

Last week a couple of friends sent me one of those little dust catcher figurines. For some reason both of them said it reminded them of me.  I have to…

Louvered Doors, Bolting and Underground Activities

Ten years or so ago, I almost finished the closet in the bathroom.  All that was left to do was paint the louvered bi-fold doors. Last year, I removed the…

Fat Pa, Old Pa and Junk over Horseshoe Bend

We just celebrated the Messenger’s 10th birthday.  It was great. We actually had some people show up.  When you get right down to it all a birthday signifies is the…

Birthday Party, Swarming, and Cajoling

This weekend we are celebrating the 10th birthday of The Southside Messenger.  Way back on June 4, 2004 we published our first issue.  All of the smart money was betting…

Garden Tillers, Wash Tubs and Dirty Words

I just bought another garden tiller. Now, keep in mind that I realize almost no one really needs or wants a garden tiller. What they want is their garden tilled.…