BEARS AMONG THE GREENERY BY INEZ MCCOLLUM Skid Marks on embankment A few years ago some friends and I spent a few days in a chalet in Gatlinburg. When we arrived at the chalet, I discovered some skid marks down an embankment to the deck. I decided those were bear skids and refused to sit […]
The way to a man’s heart – good pie-making? This author from 1886 thinks so..
This amusing story is from an 1886 newspaper and reveals much about how women were viewed in the day….. Treat the pie with respect The pie has sometimes been treated with disrespect. Its antiquity and high position on the bill of fare of this nation make the insult most atrocious. This sacriligious (sic) state of […]
This is funny but so very true – why do we feel we must keep so much?
MOVIN STUFF By Joyce Ray Wheeler It is a truism that moving from one place to another is never an easy thing. But when you’ve lived in the same home for 40 years, and when you are changing from a bigger space to a much smaller space, and when you and your spouse are both […]
DYK: Merry Christmas!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! The universal joy of Christmas is certainly wonderful. We ring the bells when princes are born, or toll a mournful dirge when great men pass away. Nations have their red-letter days, their carnivals and festivals, but once in the year and only once, the whole world stands still to celebrate the […]
DYK: These two boys knew how to ask for Christmas presents
Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents the week before Christmas. At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one began praying at the top of his lungs. “I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE…” “I PRAY FOR A NEW NINTENDO…” “I PRAY FOR A […]
DYK: The correct answers helped them enter Heaven on Christmas Eve
Entering Heaven Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates. “In honor of this holy season,” Saint Peter said, “You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven.” The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. […]