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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.
The look in his eyes would still be the same
Here is an edited-for-length version of my speech at the Memorial Day ceremony held by Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion:
Hanging on one wall of the social quarters at Cumberland Chapter 172 of the Vietnam Veterans of America is what we call “The Grunt Print.” Its proper title is “God Bless the Grunt.” Hanging elsewhere is the definition of a grunt:
Something like this would irritate you, too
Why it is, I’m not sure, but it takes a lot more to irritate me than it once did.
Maybe it’s because I’m just getting older and being irritated takes more mental energy than I’m willing to expend, or maybe it’s because I haven’t played golf for several years.
If you can read this, thank the Founders
Now and then, people ask me if I am a conservative or a liberal.
I tell them, “Yes,” and that usually confuses them. Then I add that whether I am a conservative or a liberal depends upon the issue.
Where is the ridicule, now that we need it?
Some of those who build and sell houses no longer refer to the “master bedroom.” It is now the “owner’s bedroom.”
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