Monthly Archives: January 2008

A Pappy Birthday Indeed

Last Saturday night my brother and I held a surprise 80th birthday party for our father in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. This meant there were about 40 people present who had firsthand recollections of the Great Depression, the Second World War, … Continue reading

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A Bad Air Day

Last week I shared with you the lengths to which Winooski’s Craig Hilliard went to have a margarita in Costa Rica: Over four and a half days, he saw seven cities and six different airports, took off or landed 14 … Continue reading

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Fly-by-night…and day…and night

Americans, as we know, aren’t real good at pinpointing places on maps. As Miss Teen South Carolina said so eloquently last year, “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, oh, some people out there in … Continue reading

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I’ll pass on the breakfast sizzle

Last month I had a couple of firefighters over to my house. It was a pretty spontaneous affair. Casual. As a matter of fact, I was in my pajamas when they arrived. And it was actually my 14-year-old daughter who … Continue reading

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