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Catfish Jack’s Jar of Toes: Part 4 of 8

August 9, 2017 If you remember from last week, my friend Samuel Clemens was telling me the story of Catfish Jack. As he sat next to me he continued the story... more »»

Catfish Jack’s Jar of Toes: Part 3 of 8

August 2, 2017 Samuel sat back in his chair, enjoying his cigar, as he began telling his story once again. He remembered Crow’s cousin, Birdy, and how he had found them a cow hide to cover their wooden fish. more »»

Catfish Jacks’ Jar of Toes: Part 2 of 8

July 26, 2017 A Summer Short Story Series If you remember last week, my old friend Samuel stopped by as I was relaxing in the late evening’s sun on the porch. more »»

Catfish Jack’s Jar of Toes: Part 1 of 8

July 19, 2017 A Summer Short Story Series Recently a friend asked if I had heard any more river stories about Jack Winkles. He was referring to four-toed Jack, the expert catfish hunter. more »»

The Great Elephant Race

July 13, 2017 A while back I was talking with Don Mason about one of my stories. A comment was made about how he believed that I enjoyed writing about the “Old Days.” I agreed with his commen. more »»

Along the Way with Pastor Vic

July 6, 2017 For much of my life I have viewed the world through the lens of a camera. By my own choice or at the request of others, I have focused it at an uncountable list of events for the last fifty years. more »»


June 21, 2017 If you watched any newscast last week you learned that Batman passed away. Adam West played the caped crusader back in the 60s for several television seasons. more »»

Chicken or the Egg Shell?

June 7, 2017 A short time back, Earl and I went to breakfast at Quinet’s. Mary and Connie had decided that they wanted to take a quick shopping trip to the mall. more »»

Dirty Story

May 24, 2017 Having grown up in the country before they outlawed getting dirty, I was an expert on dirt. Anything under my feet or on my clothes was considered dirt. more »»

Seeds For Sale

May 10, 2017 Back in the early 60s, I began my career of becoming an independent entrepreneur. I don’t often get a chance to use such a word as, entrepreneur, but it means businessperson, tycoon or capitalist. more »»

Weekly Reader

April 26, 2017 Back in the 60s, when I was growing up, a type of newspaper for kids would arrive at my home each week. When school began, kids were offered, for a small fee, a subscription to this published paper. more »»

Spring Peepers

March 29, 2017 The middle of last week the television weather reporter proclaimed, “We have seen the last morning, we will wake up to, of temperatures in the teens. more »»

Daffodils And Half Runners

March 8, 2017 Last week, as the last days of February were fading, I noticed — on the warm side of the hill near our home — daffodils in bloom. Their bright yellow faces were turned up toward the warmth of the sun. more »»

Catalog Dreams

February 22, 2017 I grew up in a time when the world of commerce was printed on the glossy pages of a mail order catalog. I can remember waiting for the spring Sears and Roebuck catalog to arrive. more »»

St. Kitts

February 15, 2017 My story this week is about the last island we visited on our Caribbean Adventure. It is St. Kitts and is an island in what is known as the West Indies. more »»

Puerto Rico

February 8, 2017 Last week I told you of our recent Caribbean cruise. Our trip gave us the opportunity to visit six different islands during our 12 day trip. more »»

Our Great Caribbean Adventure

February 1, 2017 Mary and I recently returned from our great adventure at sea. We were accompanied by our friends, Connie and Earl Yost. more »»

The Blue Chili Bean Special: Part Two

January 25, 2017 Charlie’s trip to his doctor and his adventure on the treadmill were now behind him; it was time to regain his physical health. He decided the best way was to cycle his way back to health. more »»

The Blue Chili Bean Special: Part One

January 18, 2017 Editor’s Note: Chuck Clegg provided us with this story from his archives; thus, you might recognize it from several years ago. It’s a two-parter, so next week will include the conclusion of the story. more »»

Color Of The Year

January 11, 2017 One year ago, as 2016 was beginning, I took notice of a story in the evening news. It told of the announcement by Pantone that it had picked the colors for the year — Rose Quartz and Serenity. more »»



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