- Wednesday's Post
Love conquers all in 70-year romance
He was 17 and she was 15. Their romance began on a blind date at a school dance the day after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Ray said many times that finding Lois, the love of his life, was his most joyful memory of those troubled times.
A tale of two cities…and airline tickets
I borrowed part of this headline from Charles Dickens to help describe a funny episode in my family’s history that will be told and retold for many, many years.
Newspaper folks need a sense of humor
Despite the grim matters we see each day, I believe it’s important to show my readers that newspaper folks appreciate humor, even in self-defense.
Jesse Stuart was larger than life
I’m not sure when I first became aware of Jesse Stuart but it may have been when I first read what he wrote about teaching: “I am firm in my belief that that a teacher lives on and on through his students. Good teaching is forever and the teacher is immortal.” I believe millions of K-12 teachers and college education professors have had a poster or plaque with those inspiring words.
Lifesaving love from a surrogate mother
Their names aren’t important since both are long deceased. But their true story is worth retelling in these days of fear and distrust, even among neighbors. It was at least 80 years ago and times were hard in the little community in the hills of East Kentucky.
Recalling the indelible moments of our lives
The dictionary defines “indelible” as “unable to be forgotten; memorable.” All of us have had indelible moments occur in our lives, sometimes without realizing.
The smartest man I’ve ever known turns 100
He didn’t go to college but he read hundreds, perhaps thousands, of books in his lifetime. He consumed two daily newspapers from cover to cover for much of his adult life. His vocabulary was so extensive that he found no challenge in crossword puzzles and word games but he often tested his wife and kids by misusing words on purpose.
A journey from heartbreak to happiness
May 10, 2004. That was the blessed day a couple from Kentucky would stand hopefully in a courthouse in Seattle, Washington, while a Family Court judge legally proclaimed that their nine-year dream of parenthood finally had been realized. A half-dozen other anxious couples, prospective grandparents and assorted relatives-to-be had gathered in the same courtroom to witness final adoption orders.
Deported for being too honest…an update
It was late last year when I first shared the story of “Miguel”, an undocumented Mexican immigrant. Like so many others from that tormented land, he came here to find a better future for himself and for his family back home in a small village near Mexico City.
A cheesy tale about too much of a good thing
For obvious reasons, I’m not going to use any real names or locations but I’m confident this story actually happened at an elementary school in this part of Kentucky. I heard the story many years ago while in graduate school. The class had to do with managing the business affairs of a public school, including the school lunch program.
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