Opinion Archive

Mamma said there’d be days like this

Sometimes when you wake up in the morning you can tell before you get out of bed whether it’s going to be a good day or not.

Little friends called pets

Did you read the story in the papers this week about a little dog named Muffy? After being gone for nine years, she was returned to her owners who lived 1,250 miles away.

When it comes to domestic chores, a lot has changed

Last Saturday we had friends over for a cookout. Like any good husband should, I helped prepare for their arrival and helped with chores while they were there. This included boiling some eggs and peeling potatoes for potato salad, cleaning a half dozen ears of corn, helping set the table, firing up the grill (the only real

Governor visits Bethel-Tate school

The good news is Ruth Ann is doing good. The last check the doctor said instead of each Tuesday to check her blood make it two weeks. Thank God its staying good. Last Wednesday I went to the Bethel School to hear Governor Strickland tell about the school budget. It was a good meeting.

A golden thread much to be desired

All of us have a story to tell. I recently happened across a book written by a longtime friend that captures the stories of some fascinating

Retired public employees to meet at the Batavia Station

Last Wednesday there was a meeting at the Batavia Station for a Public Employees Retirement I. These meetings are very good for the retired folks from the State of Ohio. The next meeting will be Sept. 16 at the same place.

What is the meaning?

Each year the Merriam-Webster Dictionary adds new words to their collegiate dictionary and 2009 is no exception. If you are a wordsmith you might enjoy finding out some of the newest additions.

Focus on the sunny side of life

I think that sometimes we need dreary days just to help us appreciate the sunny days.

Chilo Lock #34 Park is a great place to go for a picnic

The good news is that Ruth Ann is doing great, we have an appoitment at the clinic each Tuesday to check her blood level. Last Thursday evening, Ruth Ann and I took folks from our church group, down to the Chilo Park for a picnic and it was a great one.

We need to work through life

How do you leave a home you have lived in for more than 50 years? Can anyone truly understand what it means to do so, even those who are closest to you? What do you do with all of your stuff? How do you begin to box it all up, especially the memories?


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