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Stamp collecting used to be much more popular than it is today. I took up the hobby as a youngster. [...]
I last wrote a column featuring material from Chase’s Calendar of Events back in February, so I thou[...]
Sometimes you’re at the right place at the right time. So it was with me in May of 1961 when, as a c[...]
So often while watching sports on television, I see people who have no idea what to do when the nati[...]
A while back, The Wall Street Journal published an article on behaviors people use to make them look[...]
Time is a measure of motion, so to fully appreciate and implement that fact, we’ve invented clocks t[...]
When I was a youngster 70 years ago, a Dick Tracy watch was something just for comic books. Who woul[...]
A gold-plated toaster? Sure, why not? The luxury market offers mundane household items that are re-e[...]
Around here, most call it “polka music.” Some brand it as “old time music.” Whatever you call it, it[...]
When you see the phrase, “Big and Tall,” you tend to associate it with clothing sizes. But this time[...]
“I ain’t got no …” “I seen …” “Youse …” As a youngster, my parents were quick to correct me if I spo[...]
Do you think the day will ever come when you can choose only the cable channels you want? So far, co[...]
You shouldn’t visit the Alabama Gulf Coast without purchasing peanuts and pecans. Both are products [...]
It’s been a while since we’ve traveled, so to reward ourselves for enduring a cold winter, Martha an[...]
Humans are at the top of the animal kingdom, so we rule the roost. But those below us on the chain h[...]
You want facts? I’ve got facts. Lots of them. I’ve been saving them up, just for you! Chew on this: [...]
Writing headlines for newspapers take some special talent. The good headline writer reads the story [...]
My sister swears she’s a “night person.” I think I was one, too – but that was long ago when I was i[...]
Many of us remember, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” As a refresher, it’s the story of a shepherd boy who [...]
Somebody with not enough to do has scoured the Census Bureau files to find out which are the tiniest[...]