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I might have been six years old when I went to the Brookville Hotel to eat family-style chicken.

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A month ago I was sitting in my private office contemplating a vacation for an upcoming milestone anniversary.

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The original idea of last week’s “Panic” column was to give local people something to do during Spring Break when vacation plans were canceled because of the threat of the spread of COVID-19.

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Tuesday afternoon my bottle of hand sanitizer that I keep in my vehicle ran dry.

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Moving is never fun,  said the store clerk as I was paying for a large cup of coffee Tuesday.

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The “How did we survive?” meme often shows up on social media.

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Are you going to write about the Super Bowl? I have been asked several times since Sunday’s big game.

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My wife Kathy is often the inspiration behind Tee Time topics.

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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.