I don’t like losing things.
My grandmother always used to talk about the Dog Days of summer when I was a kid. I never really associated Dog Days with anything except for the weather being exceptionally hot.
In the nearly three decades I’ve had to cover public meetings, the only time people really show an interest in what’s going on seems to be when alcohol or taxes are involved.
The first day of spring isn’t until March 20, but the tell-tell signs of warmer days started showing up over the weekend. Then I woke up Monday morning and Mother Nature decided winter wasn’t over yet.
My first-grade teacher has been on my mind lately. Not so much because she rapped my knuckles with a jumbo pencil. It was because she took a nap every day after lunch.
My mother has a friend, Dixie, who decided she needed to spruce up her front yard before the spring. Dixie also has a neighbor, John Thomas, that thinks it’s his responsibility to know everybody’s business.
Well, Thanksgiving is over and that means its almost Christmastime again. Over the weekend, my family discussed what we were going to do for Christmas this year. Normally, we don’t discuss it this early, but since Christmas is on Monday that throws a wrench in the works.
I’ve got a friend everybody calls El Cheepo. He got the nickname after he tried to bargain with a bunch of kids during his senior class trip to Mexico. Everyday he’d try to buy something from the kids and they wouldn’t budge on the price. After a couple of days, they started calling him El C…
I have a friend everybody calls El Cheepo. He was a couple of years younger than me in high school. When he took his senior trip, they went on a cruise to Cancun, Mexico. When the cruise ship docked, there were a bunch of kids selling stuff in a bazaar. Well, he wanted a poncho, but didn’t w…
For some reason, I was thinking about school lunches the other day. I’m not really sure why. It just occurred to me how much more emphasis is placed on nutrition these days.
Several years ago, I went to a birthday party for my nephew and sister. My sister was born on July 11 and my nephew was born the day after. My mom decided to have the party on what we call the barbecue pit on some family land. The barbecue pit is a big concrete slab with a big, brick grill o…