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Reflections of 2012

December 26, 2012 Last week, according to some interpretation of the Mayan calendar, the earth should have come to an end, as the north and south poles shifted, creating devastating earthquakes. more »»

The Light Of Hope

December 19, 2012 Christmas 1945 came to New Martinsville as men and women who had been away in the service of their country were returning home. Many had not seen their loved ones for several year. more »»

Good Old Days

November 20, 2012 A while back I asked what the phrase “The Good Old Days” meant to those I met around town. The one theme people remembered most often was the holidays and being with family. more »»

The Drought of 2012

November 14, 2012 The evening news shows us the images of the damages hurricane Sandy created to states on the east coast. more »»

24 Notes

November 7, 2012 Recently, Randy Hardman, a friend of mine sent me a link to a CBS news report done by Steve Hartman. It is one of those stories that play at the end of the evening news. more »»

Donkey And Elephant Story

October 31, 2012 An elephant and a donkey walked into a bar and sat down at the counter. more »»


October 17, 2012 This is the story of a young boy whose first remembrance of the world around him was in the mid-1950s. He lived in a two-story house just above a busy highway. more »»

A Time To Garden

October 2, 2012 Not so long ago I prepared the soil in my garden for the crops I would plant for the summer of 2012. more »»

Veterans, I Need Your Help

September 26, 2012 Each November, we honor the men and women who served our country in one of our country’s branches of the military. more »»

Good Old Days

September 19, 2012 In my last story, I wrote of the Good Old Days and how some people remember it as a special time in their lives. more »»

Good Old Days And Time

September 5, 2012 I have begun to realize when you reach a certain age we begin to utter the phrase, “the good old days.” When someone speaks about the good old days, it can have a different meaning for each person. more »»

Oldsmobile And Wingtips

August 22, 2012 There are two things I dislike doing in life. First is to buy a new car and the second is a pair of shoes. I realize in the world in which we live both are pretty much a necessity to own. more »»

Last Bus To Jacksonville (Part 2)

August 1, 2012 On a summer morning in 1967 the man on the Philco radio announced the music group; The Monkees would be playing in Jacksonville, Fla. more »»

Last Bus To Jacksonville (Part 1)

July 24, 2012 It was the summer of 1967 in my hometown of New Martinsville. For my good friend George and me, life in our town was pretty much the same each day that summe. more »»

Did It Splash?

July 18, 2012 Most of us have heard the question posed, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” This question is meant to provoke contemplation. more »»

A Matter Of Inconvenience

July 11, 2012 Mother Nature on occasion reminds us that with a quick breath of wind she can change our lives. More than likely we all have experienced the loss of power from a summer storm or winter snow and ic. more »»

Relay For Life

June 20, 2012 Friday night, my wife asked me to go along with her to walk in the Wetzel County Relay for Life being held on Magnolia’s track. more »»

Miracles Of Science

June 13, 2012 In 1973, Lee Majors played Colonel Steve Austin, in the TV series, The Six Million Dollar Man. After an accident, Majors’ character was repaired using bionic parts. more »»

Fifteen Minutes

May 30, 2012 When I heard of the sudden passing of Bill Stewart, like most of you, I was in disbelief for a time. I knew Bill because he and my wife graduated from Magnolia in the same class of 1970. more »»

Dear John

May 9, 2012 Dear John, I am unsure how to tell you something that I know will hurt you. I guess the best way is to tell you outright I have found someone new. more »»



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