Category Archives: Hometown

Appreciate Weeds

Now that Nebraska weather is transforming into warmth again, it’s time to brace myself for lawn care season.  Fortunately, most of my neighbors are not lawn purists.  Like me, they haul out the mowers every week or so to shorten the … Continue reading

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The Time Capsule

The sturdy green metal trunk has been stashed away in the primitive basement of dad’s oldest house for at least a few decades. Before that, it was in the basement of my childhood home for as long as I can … Continue reading

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No More

This week is “No More Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Week” in America.  I decided to focus on it today because I’ve seen what domestic violence does to a family. There was a family who lived a few houses away … Continue reading

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The Auction

The long, drawn-out process of closing dad’s estate took a big step towards closure a couple of weeks ago. I hired a reputable auction company in order to liquidate all of dad’s household goods and personal belongings. I also took … Continue reading

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Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies (Review)

I don’t know why this book was displayed in the “New Books” section at the Norfolk (Nebraska) Public Library. The copyright is listed as 2012. I found it next to the new books about caring for cats. I placed Raising … Continue reading

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We Need More Mensches

While sitting in a waiting room at the local hospital this week, I happened to overhear bits and pieces of a conversation. It’s not that I tried to eavesdrop, the fact is, the two people were talking very loud.  One … Continue reading

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I Like Second Hand Clothing

Maybe I love thrift stores and consignment shops too much.  I meet friends and acquaintances at them several times per month.  The manager and employees of the local Goodwill Store and I know each other on a first name basis. … Continue reading

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