- Jim Goldsworthy - Anything and Everything
These are some of the spirits who haunt it
Old high schools aren’t like old battleships: You can’t tow them into a harbor, give them a coat of paint and hand them over to somebody for use as a museum.
It is time for another edition of Goldy’s Rules.
They include Rules I recently thought up or heard about, plus some I have long abided by and only now remembered.
Guess which team these guys play for
We returned to Gettysburg for our buddy Bill’s Old Time Base Ball Tournament, which is played under 1864 rules by guys in uniforms that are period-correct.
The Buffalo Girls came out that night
Being a practical man, I once went to a New Year’s Eve party and sat in the living room with the women, while the rest of the men were in the kitchen.
If it works the first time, keep using it
He was, as they used to say, just about knee-high to a grasshopper — somewhere in the mid-range single-digits, agewise.
The temptation is still there, but easier to resist
Goldy’s Rule 144: When people tell you to behave, or ask if you’re behaving, tell them this: It gets easier every day. (My dad once told me, “Wait ‘till you’re 80, and see how damn easy it gets.”)
‘All drunk and a number of speeches’
Here’s a considerably shortened version of my Civil War speech last Sunday in Keyser, and the answer to the question I asked you:
They may be old, but they’re still pretty good
Happy Birthday, West Virginia!
My home state’s 150th birthday was on June 20, but I don’t write a column for Thursday’s paper, so this had to wait.
She’s the one who got away ... four times
Someone asked if I ever went as a kid to the Battie Mixon Fishing Rodeo, which is held each year on the C&O Canal in Oldtown.
Love is one thing, but Love is quite another
At last, my love has come along. My lonely days are over, and life is like a song ... For you are mine at last.
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