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Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a lot to be thankful for. We do. We got to spend Thanksgiving with our children and grandchildren a week early, Adrian, Cain, Van and Snider arrived last Tuesday. Kimball fixed a late breakfast for everyone. If we had more class we could call it brunch, probably. The Gilfoils

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I just want you to officially know that I’m always the last to be told what is going on. I heard a couple of weeks ago that Adrian, Cain, Van and Snider were going to visit us here either the week before Thanksgiving or the week after. No details. Well, about 5:30 p.m. on Monday,

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Sheriff Jim Bob wrote on FaceBook  “So how did that there mail in voting work out? What a good idea that was. Worked so well I think we should expand on it next time. Maybe vote by Facebook or Twitter. Or how bout vote by text…just text your vote to BR549. Probably could just do

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I read to Kimball the 10/31 entry in the Cedar County Sheriff’s report: • Spooks and goblins reported on most streets in Stockton.  Large groups of witches and spidermen found in Stockton Park. She replied, “That’s an everyday occurrence in Stockton, Guess she’s not running for anything. -Saw this T-Shirt on the internet: Not fragile

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Rumors of my demise, which I started last week, have proven to be overstated thanks to the Cedar County Memorial Hospital emergency room crew. Dr. Casey sent me there last Tuesday, Oct. 20.  I’m not sure what he told them to check, but they checked everything. That place is a beehive of activity. The director,

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I feel like this may be one of my last Rock Walls after 41 years. You know  I started this column to imitate my hero Paul Harvey who always had something uplifting to say about his fellow man to end his daily program. We have a new computer program and it works completely different and

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Adrian, Cain, Van, Snider and their dog, Merle, live a long way from where Hurricane Delta came ashore in Louisiana (but still way too close to suit me), but they still felt the effects of the storm. Their electricity went off Saturday (maybe) and just came back on Monday afternoon. It was long enough for

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I jus found a letter in my basket telling us that Bud Olinger passed away last week. The was quite a guy. I just worked the obituary for my 8th grade Science teacher, Miss Barritt. Her name in the obituary is Jennie Barritt but I never called her by her first name. It was a

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Whadayathink? Is fall here or not? I know it’s time to hunt fall turkeys and fall mushrooms and bass bunch up on points. We found a mushroom we thought looked strange so I took it to Conservation.  It wasn’t Hen of the Woods which I’m accustomed to finding. It was Chicken of the Woods because

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This week our tech guy made a special trip to fix my Microsoft Word that has been malfunctioning about half the time. In order to get my computer to take the new MS 16.41, he had to install a new operating system, OS 13.6. I was on the phone with Microsoft on Friday trying to

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