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Excuses, Excuses

Excuses, Excuses

Often I have a lot of excuses why I can't do something. I have been guilty of quoting Milton from "On His Blindness" and saying, "Will God require day labor, light denied?"

Of course, I am referring to failing eyesight in these 81 year old eyes. And then I have difficulty walking, and embarrassed by the way I do the "Teaberry Shuffle" when I walk. And then there is the excuse that I am a widow and except for my children I am all alone. Or perhaps I refer to my bad health, or a feeling of inadequacy because of a lack of a college education.

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Remembering Substitutions

Remembering Substitutions

There were so many ways that we followed the instructions: " Use it up, wear it out; make it do or do without." Those were the words we lived by during the Great Depressi...

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‘Use the basement’ and other sayings

‘Use the basement’ and other sayings

In the old (1910) High School Building (it was located on the site of the present Minden High School Building) that also housed the elementary grades, the bathrooms were ...

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July 4 a time to honor, celebrate

July 4 a time to honor, celebrate

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on July 2, 2003.

Birthdays are special, and some are more special than others. Since I observed a special birthday — m...

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Memories of Andress Motors Company

Memories of Andress Motors Company

While talking to Thad Andress about the old days at Andress I thought of my first days there. They were not successful days, to put it mildly. This was November 25 1940, ...

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