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  • The candles were lit, my favorite dish was cooking, my wife had a smile on her face……no it wasn’t THAT- but thanks for the boost to my 62 year old male ego!!!!
    “Honey,” she said, (that was a good sign) “kids are grown….and gone (we hope) it is time we began down sizing.”—
    Awwww-I wished it hadn’t been THAT.
    “You start in the garage,” she said.

  • Feb. 27, 1986 (30 years ago)
    About 25 Trimble County EMT’s and firemen assisted the Trimble County Sheriff on a manhunt in the Mt. Carmel neighborhood for what was believed to be institute escapees. Sheriff Howard Long and Deputy Denny Long soon had the three juveniles in custody. They were from Indiana. The juveniles consisted of two boys ages 14 and 16 and a 15-year-old girl. They had escaped from a Greenwood, Ind., drug rehabilitation hospital. They were from Indianapolis, Columbus, and North Vernon, Ind.

  • The relentless march of time has impacted my eyes in such a manner as to transform me into a latter day Mister Magoo.  Squinting my way through the days became frustrating when any reading was required. My reading glasses were always MIA so I spent my days in a simmering state of frustration with small print on pill bottles, cooking directions, phone numbers, etc.  Having finally acknowledged the fact that squinting was no longer working I relented and went to see the eye doctor.

  • “You can hear it in their voices sometimes and in their delivery that they are sincerely hurting for the pain that they put their own family through,” said Mr. Willett, the director of the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, Texas. “I saw the strangest thing one night. You got this little wall here like this, separating those two witness rooms. One night I saw the daughter of the inmate and the daughter of the victim, and they were both leaning against that wall. They were that far apart and didn’t even know it.”

  • “Dear Me,
    You are the most awesome-est thing that has ever walked on this earth. Love, Me” -- found on the Internet
    Just when you think you’ve heard everything, something new comes along that causes you to shake your head in curious amazement.
    According to a Charisma News report, sologamy is on the rise as the latest marriage trend.
    It seems that people, mostly women, are marrying themselves, often in elaborate ceremonies with a bridal gown, bridesmaids, guests, a reception -- and a honeymoon.

  • Feb. 20, 1986 (30 years ago)
    The Trimble County Fiscal Court exercised caution in a request to ban yard sales from the courthouse yard. Instead, the court opted to offer an alternate site and stressed in its proposal that the restriction would only last until June 1 of this year. The court also held the option open to non-profit organizations, such as the fire department or any churches who may wish to hold a fundraising event such as a flea market in the courthouse yard.

  • During the Depression Era the so called hobo had a series of symbols which only their fellows could decipher. For example, a particular symbol informed other hobos a meal could be obtained at the house indicated.
    I have been given an invisible mark that can only be seen by cats. I believe this mark can only be read by cats. The meaning of this mark informs any feline within a mile radius that the bearer of this mark is a sucker for those with nine lives.

  • Author’s Note-I have a series of stories titled “Standing in the Check Out Line” this is one of them.

  • Recently I spent time with some people who are homeless.
    I had met some of them while tagging along at the annual countywide housing count, which is another way to say homeless count.
    Every year, people who care go out and find the people who live in the woods or in their cars or sleep in abandoned buildings and get as much information about them as they can.
    People who care want to meet these people’s immediate and ongoing needs with tents and blankets and stoves, and also their long-term needs.

  • Feb. 13, 1986 (30 years ago)

  • Super Bowl Sunday is an annual tradition for family and friends, with an emphasis on house parties and restaurant gatherings that contribute to a relaxed atmosphere and more opportunities to drink alcohol.  With the Super Bowl taking place on Sun., Feb. 7, AAA East Central urges partygoers and party hosts to plan ahead to keep themselves and their guests’ safe this weekend.

  • During the Depression Era the so called hobo had a series of symbols which only their fellows could decipher. For example, a particular symbol informed other hobos a meal could be obtained at the house indicated.
    I have been given an invisible mark that can only be seen by cats. I believe this mark can only be read by cats. The meaning of this mark informs any feline within a mile radius that the bearer of this mark is a sucker for those with nine lives.

  • Feb. 6, 1986 (30 years ago)
    The Kentucky State Police at the LaGrange Post report that fatal accidents and fatalities have been reduced for the post area in reporting their summary for 1985. In 1984, 18 people were killed in 16 accidents, compared to 13 people killed in 12 accidents in 1985 There were 452 driving under the influence arrests; 10,929 citations issued; 3,637 courtesy notices; 2,079 motorist assists; 3,401 complaint calls; 930 accidents investigated; 1,029 felony and misdemeanor cases opened; 646 felony and misdemeanor arrests.

  • I suffer from a rare malady. It’s called Unintentional Clamor Syndrome. Basically, the more I try to be quiet, the louder I become. When my condition is active I will manage to tip over objects which have been in the same location for years. The ensuing crash is usually spectacular and deafening. Once I’ve created an unexpected noise it is guaranteed to cause the dogs to bark, the cats to flee, my mother-in law to drop a stitch in her knitting, and the neighbors to shake their heads in dismay.

  • Jan. 30, 1986 (30 years ago)