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Power Not-ages, Coffee Pots and Generators

Power Not-ages, Coffee Pots and Generators

There are several terms frequently used by Television and Newspaper people that annoy me.  When this article is proofed, I will be asked, “Is it the terms or the people…

Prepositions, Propositions, and Free Pigs

Prepositions, Propositions, and Free Pigs

As we were driving through town, we noticed a sign Free Pig, pick her up now. Now everyone but a complete idiot knows it is always foolish to take a…

Memories, Boynadoes, and Grandbrat 4.0

Memories, Boynadoes, and Grandbrat 4.0

Management’s Yearly Christmas Column We are down to the home stretch this week. The Messenger office is working overtime to get two weeks of stories together hoping to squeeze a…

Reindeer, Frosty and Christmas Cheer

Reindeer, Frosty and Christmas Cheer

I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night to ponder things. Since it is almost Christmas, I ponder Christmassy things. I have learned to ponder quietly and without…

Picking Locks,  Snakes in the House and Grandbrats Behind Bars

Picking Locks,  Snakes in the House and Grandbrats Behind Bars

I recently noticed an interesting phenomenon. I am frequently asked to unlock cars and to meet people and let them in buildings. No one ever gives me a key. This…

Rock Gardens, Wheel Barrows and Flat Tires

Rock Gardens, Wheel Barrows and Flat Tires

In our list of high priorities for our home and yard improvements is our back yard. To me high priority means within a five-year time frame. For Management, high priority…

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…