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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?

The

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.

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.

Patriots out of uniform

Patriotism and military personnel in uniform obviously go hand and hand. Those that serve our country in uniform are part of a unique group of individuals that share a special bond whether it be a WWII veteran or Afghanistan/Iraq veteran.

Life is lived best when it is lived in the moment

On Sunday I attended the visitation service in Columbus of a business colleague who had become a good friend over the years. On several occasions we had the opportunity to talk about life and family, and I know how deeply he loved both.

There are three basic rules for a happy marriage

Yvonne and I had dinner last Saturday night with her cousin, M.E. Steele-Pierce, who was also her maid of honor in our wedding 44 years ago. Sharon Eustace, another dear friend of more than 45 years, was also with us for dinner, and it just so happens that Sharon was also one of Yvonne


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