Many years ago I had a nephew who was getting married to a fine young lady. The problem is, however, is that I think he needed a lot of lessons from Uncle Clifford. I hope I got to him in time.
They say (whoever “they” is) that experience is the best teacher. From time to time I have learned that I am a reasonably experienced guy when it come [...]
I have been under attack for the past few weeks…bird attack that is! My wife is concerned that the birds have driven me totally insane and I guess if any of my neighbors have seen me lately, they too may think the same thing!
We have recently moved into a new neighborhood where the people around me have not yet learned of my normal antics. At [...]
Well, Mother’s Day is upon us and as life goes, the kids in our family are all grown with kids of their own and it always makes Mother’s Day difficult for everyone to get together.
My Mom passed away a few years ago and I was thinking about her today and it reminded me of a major funny I created many years ago on Mother’s Day. It was a very e [...]
In some of my past writings I have related stories about my personal feelings of uselessness. No, I’m not down or depressed, but I have come to the point in my life that I am comfortable with my being. I am pleased with my life and have learned to accept things as they are and I have learned to try to change the things I can affect.
The thing [...]
Little League Baseball has been alive and well in the Tomball area for many, many years. I ought to know, cause I played baseball during the late fifties and early sixties on what is now the new Senior Field here in Tomball.
Did you know that Tomball used to even have an adult baseball team? Yep, sure did! During the forties and fifties, a la [...]
Anywhere you go in this world, the locals will always have their own take on things. Streets are given official names, but the locals rename them to fit the area. Certain houses carry names based on who lives there or what happened versus the proper street address. Plots of land or bends in the road or creek are named after people or events.
“This article is sexist and stupid. The guy writing is a clown. Your newspaper could do far better.”
This is an exact reprint from a recent piece of fan mail I received through this newspaper’s editor that was sent to them. The words were hand written at the top of my March 21st story, clipped out and mailed to the papers local office.
I am s [...]
A few weeks ago my wife and I drove home and as I pulled into the driveway, I noticed two kids playing in the ditch. Well, at least I thought they were kids. I later found out they were two young men on a mission. Not a church mission, but a mission that was important to themselves.
As I parked the car I noticed these two guys were standing i [...]