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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…

Colonoscopy, Cheap Cars, and Honey

Colonoscopy, Cheap Cars, and Honey

As soon as I hit the half-century mark all sorts of medical types and friends started recommending that I get a colonoscopy. At first I was fine with it. After…

Roof Woes, Party Parties and Tree Climbers

Roof Woes, Party Parties and Tree Climbers

I have to say it was all my fault but all of it really wasn’t my fault. What we had was a failure to communicate. Last week I almost finished…

Snakes, Vacations and Beatings

Snakes, Vacations and Beatings

One night last week I walked out the back door and stepped on a rather large Copperhead. As you can imagine I was somewhat upset. I have told that snake…

Nonconformists, Singing Off-Key and Tattoos

Nonconformists, Singing Off-Key and Tattoos

Last week we saw a car with writing all over it. One of the things written on it was if the world was a village of 100 people there would…

Skeletons, Bars and True Confessions

Skeletons, Bars and True Confessions

In this column I have introduced you to a number (but not all) of the skeletons in my closet. Actually I don’t keep them in a closet. It is more…