Monthly Archives: October 2012

I Liked Ike

LIVING IN THE PAST:  When I was little I remember seeing little buttons saying “I Like Ike.”  They were being worn by people who supported Dwight David Eisenhower, our 34th president.  The slogan was simple and catchy. Dwight D. Eisenhower … Continue reading

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A Place for Everything and Everything All Over the Place

LEARNING FROM LIFE: My late wife used to have this saying about neatness:  “A place for everything and everything all over the place.”  It sounds clever but having everything randomly scattered about was a regular irritant to her.  Me too.  … Continue reading

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Where’s The Book That Explains Old Age

EXPERIENCE AS A FLASHLIGHT:  In 1994 I experienced what I thought was a heart attack.  It wasn’t, but I really thought I was near the end of my life.  It was just (did I say just) an anxiety attack.  I … Continue reading

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First Man on the Moon

LIVING IN THE PAST:  As a young child, there were references to the man in the moon which I always took to mean the black splotches on that shiny surface which looked like a human face. I believe there also was … Continue reading

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The Short Life of Pleasure

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ABOUT LIFE:  An important lesson for me over my years has been realizing that purchases only give pleasure  for a short time. When I was quite young with a paper-route income, I became a member of a record … Continue reading

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They Were Right, But I Only Listened Some of the Time

EXPERIENCE AS A FLASHLIGHT:  There I sat in the oral surgeon’s chair waiting for his third attempt to clean out a decayed root canal so the pain in the tooth would go away.  On the first two attempts all the … Continue reading

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I’m Too Young for the World to Come to an End

LIVING IN THE PAST:  The memory is a still life photo complete with sound track.   I am seventeen years old and I see the clutter of cartons with canned goods cut opened, stacked and waiting to be stocked on the … Continue reading

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