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Last week I went to remove a half sheet of plywood that was lying in some tall grass.

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“What did we do without cell phones?” is one of those questions that pop up from time to time.

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There is just so much to write about this week. Here are my thoughts as I reflect back over the last few days.

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The cliché has been attributed to Mark Twain about New England but we here in Kansas say, “If you don’t like the weather in Kansas, wait a minute.”

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Saturday was “déjà vu all over again” to quote Yogi Berra.

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The definition of a 100-year-flood is an event that has a 1 in 100 chance, or 1 percent, of happening each year.

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There was a time when I actually cooked.

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There was a time when I was pretty proud of how my lawn looked.

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Last week my wife Kathy continued a long tradition of dying Easter eggs.

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After seeing the movie “Spotlight”, this column was written in January 2016 and is being reprinted in light of the recent developments in the Salina Diocese.

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Saturday turned into a trip down memory lane.

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As my readers know, spring is my favorite time of year.

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Some are calling this one of the worst winters in Kansas.

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Aging really creates a vacuum.

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I will admit I dosed off there once or twice during the first half of the Super Bowl.

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I never get excited when a movie, especially one that I once enjoyed, gets remade.

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Last week I found another use for newspapers.

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I have often said that this is my third time working at the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle.

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It was a Christmas to remember.

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Thirty-five years ago, the hottest item for Christmas was unavailable.

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While y’all in Abilene were suffering through a cold rain mixed with snow at times last weekend, Kathy and I were enjoying 98 Degrees.

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The cashier could tell my story just by the look on my face.

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It was a little over a week ago the sun was shining, the temperature hovered at 70 degrees, and I was playing golf in Topeka in a polo shirt without a jacket.

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I’m going to blame the dawning of “it” on FM radio.

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For many, many years we didn’t have a bathroom scale.

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I am always amazed at how creative scammers can be.

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Lori Elizabeth Corbett Knox was born Feb. 25, 1965, at Abilene Memorial Hospital, the 10th child of Harold and Agatha Reinert Corbett. She died Sept. 9, 2018 at her home in Chapman, KS of heart disease.

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Checking out at West’s Country Mart, the sacker questioned one of my purchases.

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Can you keep a secret?

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The school supply list sure has changed.

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When most people think of 4-H in relation to the Central Kansas Free Fair, they envision cattle, bulls, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens and a variety of other animals.

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I just discovered that most of my favorite childhood television shows were syndicated reruns which I watched as I got a little older.

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For my mother’s funeral the Rev. Dale Engle asked family members to write a favorite memory.

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“Boom goes the dynamite!”*

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Inspiration for column topics come from many places.

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The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights is under fire again.

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“I hope you didn’t yell at them,” my wife Kathy said after I attempted to renew my driver’s license Tuesday and reviewed the process with her.

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With the temperature getting close to 100 degrees Memorial Day, didn’t it seem like we missed spring this year?

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Long before there were actual trails in Brown’s Park, those of us that lived nearby were familiar with the bear cages, the lighthouse that looked like it never quite got finished, the ship that wasn’t really a ship at all, the water wheel that at one time fed the lake and the old bridges.