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I am positive that I helped contribute to the Kansas City Chiefs’ come-from-behind victory over the Houston Texans Sunday in the NFL playoffs.

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Don’t shoot me. I’m only the piano player..

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“What’s that big house?” asked our 8-year-old granddaughter the other day as we drove down Buckeye Avenue.

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“When was the last time you had your eyes checked?” came a question from the receptionist at the optometrist’s office.

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Some regular readers might recall that this is not my favorite time of year.

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In the past, there were three times a year when it was impossible to get a room in an Abilene hotel even if you tried to make reservations weeks in advance.

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A story goes that when I was at the babysitter’s, she was nursing her baby.

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Below are ramblings on attending schools in Abilene prompted by the recognition of American Education Week which is Nov. 18 through 22:

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It was a nice sunny afternoon Saturday.

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The psychologist in me has diagnosed that my fear of snakes dates back to our basement.

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It was three years ago this November that my wife Kathy and I decided our 5-year-old granddaughter Gemma needed a new bicycle for her birthday.

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One spring afternoon while living in the city of Abilene, I was burning off some pampas grass in my backyard.

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Talk to your kids.

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It was a perfect storm that preceded our trip to Paradise, that being Grand Bahama Island recently devastated by hurricane Dorian.

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The main drag for high school kids in Abilene in the 1960s and into the 70s was Buckeye from Duffy’s Green Acres Bowl to Dean’s Carry Out on Third Street.

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The first time I was taken to the Abilene Municipal Pool, it cost a dime to get in. We had lockers to store our clothes in.

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Our grandson Landon became a teenager this year.

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Fifty years ago this month, I teed it up for the first time at the Abilene Country Club.

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The fair can’t come to town without my wife indulging in a funnel cake.

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Someone echoed Wednesday, “I can’t wait for winter!”

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For my recent birthday my wife Kathy took me to a movie.

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About 30 years ago my father and I saved Bambi.

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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.