Category Archives: Odds and ends

Inventing a day to celebrate

I get an email every day from National Day Calendar telling me what is celebrated today. BTW: Today is National Dog Biscuit Day.

This column from 1987 talks about other days of celebration.

I think my dog Sunny and his canine friends invented National Dog Biscuit day! Sunny wants to celebrate by eating treats all day long.

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A salty treasure

How do you decorate a home when you are broke? When Bob and I were first married in 1973, I rummaged at sales for salt and pepper shakers. They cost a quarter then.

Here’s a column about opening a box filled with my treasures from 1987.

These are just a few from my collection. (The glass bird and ceramic angel are not shakers.)

I don’t buy any salt and pepper shakers any more. Their too expensive these days, so I guess I do have a treasure after all.

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A vehicle is needed

Many miles were put on this van by our family. Of course, we bought it used (pre-owned or whatever they call used these days.) It fit our growing family for quite a few years.

It even took us all the way to Florida. This column gives an account of the van as it began to show its age.

Eventually Bob turned it into his farm vehicle and filled it with tools and stuff. It was never the same after that.

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Open wide

My views about what to do in the dental chair haven’t changed much since 1982 when I wrote this column.

I’m still not sure if I should keep my eyes open or closed.

When I next visit my dentist I’ll continue to ponder this eye open or closed situation.

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