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December 9, 2019

When Macy's Mullican sisters conquered Hollywood
Do you know about the Mullican sisters from Macy who became Broadway stage and Hollywood movie actresses? Probably not. Their time is long past and yet their rise to success still is a tale worth telling.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
How to call the police if you're old and don't move fast
George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi, was going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Playing with words is a grammatical game
Like me, if you enjoy the play on words in the English language, you will enjoy  the following samples of the art:

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
How did we begin to be called Hoosiers, anyway?
I am a fourth-generation Hoosier and proud of it. Being called a Hoosier is a distinction, not the denigration some consider it. Hoosier tells that I come from Indiana, for nowhere else in the world does one find Hoosiers, and in Indiana there is a quality of life and of human relationships that are peerless.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The enduring Rochester legacy of Henry A. Barnhart
The good that men do lives after them, it is said, which is a truism that precisely fits Henry A. Barnhart. His legacy can be found yet today in two Rochester institutions: an independent daily newspaper that's one of Indiana's finest and an independent telephone company that's continually abreast of its industry's technology.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Frank discovers how hot Texas chili can be
Like our own Chili Cookoff downtown each year, in Texas they put on a mammoth Cookoff about the time the Rodeo comes to town. It's so big that a major portion of the Astrodome parking lot is needed for it.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
A woman sounds off about men, plus a test of English-speak
Don't take this personally, fellas, but here is how one writer (female, of course) thinks of men, by comparing them to everyday items. Men, she says, are like:

Placemats - They only show up when there's food on the table. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

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