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Promises, Bestowments, and Unexpected Puddles

Promises, Bestowments, and Unexpected Puddles

Last month I promised my bride Management I would have the living and dining rooms finished before Christmas. In addition to my other questionable talents, I will now prove my…

Turkey Sammiches, Giving Thanks, and Sanding the Family Tree

Turkey Sammiches, Giving Thanks, and Sanding the Family Tree

We had a wonderful family gathering on Thanksgiving Day. As always we had great food and this time everyone (including me) behaved, which is somewhat out of the ordinary. As…

Barbecue, Bluegrass and Jet Setting Grandmas

Barbecue, Bluegrass and Jet Setting Grandmas

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending two barbecues. I look forward to both of these events all year. Both of them offer good food, good people and good…

Paying Up, Cleaning Up and Dressing Up

Paying Up, Cleaning Up and Dressing Up

It’s Wednesday afternoon and I just spent a long lonely hour standing on the main street of Keysville waiting. I had appointments with at least a dozen people and not…

The Grand Brat, Semantics and Other Junk

The Grand Brat, Semantics and Other Junk

I have received multiple complaints regarding the fact that I refer to my Grand-brat as The Grand-brat. Since I am always sensitive to public opinion…no wait-that’s not me…that’s somebody else.…

The Blue Hole, Following the Rules and Abandoned While Naked

The Blue Hole, Following the Rules and Abandoned While Naked

This week I was talking with one of my Tennessee cousins. In the course of the conversation she mentioned that she, her husband and some of their children would be…

Chainsaws, Deer and Southerners

Chainsaws, Deer and Southerners

Last week I met a nice guy. He was a “furriner” from one of those places where they talk funny, New—-somewhere or the other. As I said, he is a…

Another Project, Brick Laying and Hazard Pay

Another Project, Brick Laying and Hazard Pay

Saturday I started an addition on the deck in our back yard. I am well aware that the first deck is unfinished. That is why I started the addition. It…

In the Dumpster, Against the Wall and On the Money

In the Dumpster, Against the Wall and On the Money

Earlier this week the daughter and the grand-brat were visiting. It is always fun to see them. We had just finished cleaning the kitchen and were cooking for a church…

Beauty Queen Waves, Pain Levels and Roaches

Beauty Queen Waves, Pain Levels and Roaches

When you go back to a doctor for follow-up after surgery they always ask, “Rate your pain level on a scale of 1 to 10.”  That’s a hard one.  First…