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Sunday Drives & Burma Shave

I remember Sunday drives with my family. Every week, after church services, we’d all pile into my father’s car and go for a drive. It started as an effort to avoid free-loading relatives who would arrive just as Mom was making Sunday dinner, but it became a ritual we all enjoyed. 1,075 more words

Language & Writing

Friday in Spring, Hurrah

Today is, Ta Da, the First Day of Spring, the vernal equinox. (Greetings to all my Druid friends.)

Not only is the day equal to the night (cue up the Doors), but there’s a solar eclipse scheduled which will be seen by a few hardy islanders in the extreme North, and since the Moon is at Perigee, a “Supermoon” (though you won’t be able so see it, dark of the Moon and all that.) 105 more words


Driving through the West

I grew up on the plains- rolling hills, sloughs with cattails and red-wing blackbirds, wind passing through tall grass like a giant hand through a healthy head of hair, hours spent driving down straight roads and seemingly never gaining on the destination (maybe visible in the distance). 701 more words

Jim Jenkins for Senate signs and jingles

If you’ve ever seen one of the old Burma Shave ads, take a look at the video Mary Ridder put together that mimics the rhymes and jingles of those classic vintage ads. 36 more words

Jenkins For Senate