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The solemn mysteries of the ancient order of the deep

Soon he was seen strip[p]ed of his coat, seated on the platform with his back to the tarpaulin reservoir of water, with the grotesque barbers flourishing in the air their huge razors and … more

Safety in Jesus

Some things to ponder… We might want to consider avoiding riding in automobiles. It is reported they are responsible for 20 percent of all fatal accidents. And while you are at it, don’t … more

Potatoes, graduation and more potatoes

My second week of Boot Camp was going along swimmingly. I’m having the time of my life. It’s like going to summer camp. We’re getting settled in and it’s time to be assigned … more

Tall tales of the trunk

This trifle is written in response to a letter from my brother Stan regarding a trunk refinished by him and his son Jeffrey for Jeffrey to take to college in Virginia.. Stan acquired the trunk from … more

Stand up!

I remember talkin’ with a dear friend a few years back. It is especially appropriate to look this way again as my friend has gone Home to Jesus. Our discussion was basically this: How do folks … more

A friend from home

I spent much of my time at Millington unbearably homesick. I don’t think I realized that I wouldn’t be going home. Boot camp seemed like summer camp to me. It was exciting to be away from … more

How to display the United States Flag

My dad and I were driving some place when I heard him exclaim, “That’s disgusting!” I looked over to where he was looking and saw a torn and tattered United States flag barely … more

One last drive

In 1960, when I was 14 years old, my dad made a major change in his career. He had, for many years, been primarily a farmer and secondarily an insurance man, but made the decision to retire from … more

It’s Oyster Fry time again!

I’m hoping you have figured out it’s Oyster Fry time in Frederick. This event which goes back 30 years in our community, is a truly great time to be in Frederick. We have so many … more

Thank a veteran this Veteran’s Day

Last week I saw on a news site that another World War II veteran had died. It amazes me that we get so many of them in Frederick to help pin wings on Jump School graduates at least twice a year. I … more

We’re here for a reason

One of my favorites…A Jesus followin’ cowboy friend of mine once lost his favorite Bible whilst he was out fixin’ fence. Some may have heard me tell this one before. He rode back to … more

WWII Airborne Demonstration Team gets ready for Normandy

Now that the Oyster Fry is over, it’s time to look at the next big event Frederick has to offer. I spoke with a man last week who called my office to ask about the WWII Airborne Demonstration … more

What can investors learn from veterans?

Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country. But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach … more

Share your bounty with family

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday – Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your … more

Calabrese trucks rule the roads in Naples

When I was stationed in Italy one of the great annoyances was the big Calabrese trucks. They took up entire roads and the drivers didn’t care who else was around. The Calabrese is like a dump … more

A lifetime of automobiles

I grew up as the third of four boys in a very mechanical family during the post-World War II era, surrounded by things mechanical, from tractors and farm machinery, to trucks and automobiles. I … more

It’s Oyster Fry time again!

This community of ours never ceases to amaze me. Whether we are volunteering, working or caring for one another, we do it 100%. Oyster Fry Saturday was no different. But first, let me take you back a … more

New at investing? Follow these suggestions

If you’re fairly new to investing, you might be wondering what sort of rules you should follow or moves you should make. And while everyone’s situation is different, there are indeed … more

Invest in your family and community

Why do you invest? For many people, here’s the answer: “I invest because I want to enjoy a comfortable retirement.” And that’s certainly a great reason, because all of us … more

Halloween is a bit different for us this year. I always knew our family costume themes would have to end eventually, but it is still a little sad to think about. I usually start planning the next … more
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