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Vain as a peacock, cool as a cucumber
He was a bright, witty and dapper man who did his best to look as young as he could for as long as he could. His sense of humor and competitive spirit left indelible impressions on me. I know that he crammed all of the living he could into 76 years.
Flashbacks revive memories of a tragedy
I remember the day like it was yesterday – Dec. 15, 1967, a few minutes before 5 p.m. in Ironton, Ohio.
The greatest singer sang the greatest song
Within 10 minutes, four of my children called, emailed or texted me that morning to express condolences on what they knew would be a personal loss.
‘42’ more about fairness than baseball
One of the first major league baseball games I saw in person as a young boy was when my beloved Cincinnati Reds hosted the Brooklyn Dodgers at Crosley Field.
Fake sounds or not, ole Waite was the best
I was listening to a Cincinnati Reds baseball game on radio while driving home when I had a flashback in the 1950’s.
Great food way ahead of its time
The first time I saw one it reminded me of a deflated football or a toy boat by its shape but seeing it was not nearly as memorable as eating one.
‘Out of the mouths of babes’ comes humility
My most recent humbling experience started innocently enough with a phone call from my middle daughter, the mother of three.
Realities of life told in country music
We’ve been warned for years that some rock music, if played backward, would bring forth a dangerous, even devilish message. On the other hand, some folks say they believe that if you play a country song backward, you’ll likely get your job back, your doublewide trailer will be returned by the bank, your wife and/or girlfriend will come back with the kids, and the finance company will give you back your pickup truck, dog and all.
Try unwinding with a John Wayne movie
Some folks go for a walk to decompress after a tough day. Others listen to soft music. Still others fight stress with a quiet dinner. Not me! I reach for a John Wayne movie, sit back and relax.
At my house, Rodney’s gone but not forgotten
The late and very funny Rodney Dangerfield made lots of money telling the world that “I don’t get no respect” from the people in his life.
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