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Sweet clover and tobacco juice make interesting combination

Mom had sent us to the meadow behind the chicken coop to pick some clover for the rabbits. It was a beautiful summer day, and this was a chore my sister, Kathy, and two older brothers, Tom and Mick, didn

The object of my affections

I spent some time at the Pumpkin Run Car Show in Owensville last weekend. This was the 30th year for this nationally recognized event, and once again the Clermont County fairgrounds was packed with upwards of 3,000 hot rods, custom cars, and a good number of old pickup trucks sprinkled among them. All of the vehicles were from the 60s, 50s, and 40s, with a few even older.

Taking a bath was much different in the old days

We had the little guy (our four year old grandson) last weekend. On Saturday night Yvonne helped him take a bath. He selected some favorite bath toys while she filled the tub with bubbles and laid out a towel.

The Doty Clan – gypsies, tramps and thieves

September 24 is my Mom

Old age should be one of our happiest times

When you began reading (or perhaps as a metaphor it would be better to say,

Our wonderful country is struggling on many levels

As a veteran I closely observe our wonderful country that is struggling on many levels including from within. I

A close encounter at Buzzardroost Rock

Last Saturday I awoke early and prepared for a hiking trip to Buzzardroost Rock in Adam

Paying a visit to the grave of a comrade

Recently my wife Connie and I took a trip to Beallsville Ohio located in Monroe County, population 402. Beallsville is a beautiful small town where most people know one another, friendly acknowledgements are common as people pass on the sidewalks, and one building still accommodates all students from K through 12.

More chicken tales, or should I say, necks?

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Enjoy a quiet walk at one of our crown jewels

Happy is the man (or woman) who, in old age, can still place one foot in front of the other to go for a walk. Doing so can bring pleasure and prolong life. When I was younger I walked primarily for cardio exercise, but I was never very good at it.


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