“From the Cow to the Plow, Dewey,” Windy said… It’s a Business Slogan

By Slim Randles “From the cow to the plow, Dewey,” Windy said, leaning on a shovel. Windy Wilson was on another of his “helper days” and today it was Dewey Decker’s turn to be helped. “What do you mean, Windy?” “You know … a slogan for the business. From the cow to the plow. Fertilizer.Continue reading ““From the Cow to the Plow, Dewey,” Windy said… It’s a Business Slogan”

Make Today a Good One!

By Dr. Glenn Mollette  Let’s all try to spend today and the rest of our lives more wisely. With rising inflation, we are all having to spend our hard-earned paychecks with care. Life is the same. We have less life today than yesterday. We don’t have as much life to spend today. We are allContinue reading “Make Today a Good One!”

Dud and His Old Truck

Slim Randles Dud was heading home in his pickup truck when he saw the strange goings-on at the Bahdziewicz place. Abraham Lincoln Bahdziewicz was out in the family’s large garden with a full complement of kids who were happily hopping around. Some of the kids came from the neighborhood, but most of them were homegrownContinue reading “Dud and His Old Truck”

A Father and a child can make a great family

By Dr. Glenn Mollette   Father’s Day is coming one more time and you still have a chance at having a great family.  Fathers like most all people have good days and bad days. They have great seasons of life and some that are more difficult. Few fathers will look back over their lives and say,Continue reading “A Father and a child can make a great family”

The Unlikely Friendship of Delbert McLain and Marvin Pincus

Slim Randles Delbert McLain was seen going into Marvin Pincus’s house the other evening. We wondered on it a bit, because those two were less likely to become friends than any other two people in the valley. But Marvin, an old curmudgeon, is an amazing tier of fishing flies, and Delbert, who thinks blizzards areContinue reading “The Unlikely Friendship of Delbert McLain and Marvin Pincus”

Protecting our children from the shooters

Dr. Glenn Mollette Most federal career politicians end up very wealthy. They make good salaries. They have great health insurance and very nice retirement packages. They typically develop political action committees that cover expenses the government doesn’t pay. When they retire, they can donate campaign funds they have accumulated throughout the years to their ownContinue reading “Protecting our children from the shooters”

Pictorial: Florida’s Historic Camp Helen

Camp Helen State Park is a Florida State Park and historic site located west of Panama City Beach, in northwestern Florida. The park is south of U.S. 98 and bounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell (one of the largest coastal dune lakes in the state). The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 24, 2012. Purchased inContinue reading “Pictorial: Florida’s Historic Camp Helen”

Out In This Heat…

By Slim Randles “Now Mamie,” said Windy Wilson, “the reason I expurgated myself over here to your place was to see how you was a-doin’ in this year heat.” Mamie Dilworth refilled his iced tea glass, smiled at the old cowboy and camp cook. “Well, that’s awfully nice of you, Windy. I’m fine. Tired ofContinue reading “Out In This Heat…”

More mass killings, what is the answer?

By Dr. Glenn Mollette  Do parents in America want to spend every school day hoping and praying their children will not be heinously murdered? Do children want to spend their days constantly looking up to see who might be entering their room with an assault weapon? Do you want to walk the grocery store aislesContinue reading “More mass killings, what is the answer?”

Why did Memorial Day Change?

Dr. Glenn Mollette  Decoration Day was observed on May 30th from 1868 to 1970 to decorate the graves and honor those dying in military service for our country. In 1971 Congress officially made the last Monday in May Memorial Day.   On this day, Americans take time to pay respect and decorate the graves of ourContinue reading “Why did Memorial Day Change?”