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‘A Glimmer Of Hope,’ but that was about all
What exactly is a “best friend,” anyway? That’s a term we hear often.
One criteria I apply to someone I consider a best friend — and there have been a few of them — is that neither of us has killed the other, in spite of all the provocations, and we still hang out together.
He will take his time and pick a good one
People who know I love dogs sometimes ask why I don’t have one. I tell them I’ve had plenty of dogs — other people’s dogs, that is.
It takes a man to play football in flipflops
A recent e-mail contained a football team photograph and a note asking if I could identify any of the people in it.
It’s not always easy to prove who you are
It is said that life consists of not a single journey, but many. Every few years, one of mine takes me to the West Virginia Motor Vehicle Administration office in Romney.
What once was a long way off is now here
We occasionally hear from people who are infuriated about something they read in our newspaper. (OK, more than occasionally.)
Do what you can for them; they earned it
A friend of mine recently had what used to be called “a spell.” This was the second time I’ve seen it happen to him.
Don’t buy a new one; fix it with duct tape
As I, a Union artillery first sergeant, was presenting the Virginia colors in the company of an honor guard of Confederate soldiers, a bagpiper began to play at Al Comer’s graveside services.
Who says Christmas is over? No, it isn’t
Christmas has now come and gone — for most people, anyway, but not for all of us, including me. The spirit that Christmas represents should be with us every day.
They were on his land, so he decided to fight
An old friend’s father was a brave American soldier, and I’ve lost track of how many people I’ve told about them.
Santa has retired; long live Santa
Our new Santa Claus is an old friend from high school. (He was a really good running back and didn’t even need to put on a fake beard in his new role.)
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