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A lifetime of automobiles

This car had been owned by Mrs. Boaz, a lady in Frederick who had only driven it a few miles and had taken immaculate care of it. She had traded it for a 1955 model and my dad snapped up the … more

On our knees

I strongly believe that standing with God should begin on our knees in prayer. Why aren’t we as believers doing our job at home, next door, across this nation, and around the world? What did … more

Year-end – time for some New Year’s financial resolutions

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions for 2020? When many of us make these promises, we focus on ways we can improve some form of our health. We vow to get more physically healthy … more

The life of Riley

When I didn’t have to work on the weekend, my friend Lizard and I would go to Pinetamare to go horseback riding. We’d been going there long enough that we no longer had to give the stable … more

Is market timing a smart investment strategy?

You may have heard that timing is everything. And in many walks of life, that may be true – but not necessarily when it comes to investing. To understand why this is so, let’s look at … more

My dad visited during jump school week. When he told me he was planning to visit me I knew that would be the perfect week for him. I started planning right away because I knew exactly what I wanted … more

Old Charlie

Please enjoy a favorite from a few years ago… A while back, Old Charlie rode up to his mail box and found that he had a letter. There was no stamp and no return address! He had to go up to … more

The ever-growing debt challenge

We have just a couple of things going on in town right now…you may have noticed! Amongst all of the end of school, athletic, Robotic, choir things that Frederick Public Schools are juggling, … more

The time I lost the vegetables

Sometimes my column is the hardest thing I write all week because no one tells me what to write. I stare at a blank screen at the last second trying to figure out something. Then, some parenting fail … more

A lifetime of automobiles

After putting up with grabby brakes and no class for about a year, we decided to buy a new car. After all, Kay had graduated from college and landed her first job as a school teacher with a contract … more

Missin’ out

I stopped by the neighbors’ the other day. The Mrs. had lost somethin’ but couldn’t remember what it was. Well, after I had asked her about twenty questions, she finally remembered … more

Business owners: plan for next phase of life

As a business owner, you’re always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can’t forget about the future – yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider … more

Protect your business with key person insurance

If you have a family, you understand the importance of life insurance when it comes to protecting your loved ones. Businesses need similar protection, especially when they rely on one or two … more

Don’t hide your light

As I write this, rain is in the air. It is in the forecast. It’s much preferred to what we had a few years back with little to no rain. It seems like a good time for a rain dance. I’ll … more

Weather safety is important

As I sit here looking out the window it looks like a storm is brewing. Now I know the weather radar says it’s not going to get us tonight but you just never know about Mother Nature, … more

Can you improve your relationship with money?

In your life, you will have all sorts of relationships – with your family, your friends, your co-workers and even with civic groups and charitable organizations you support. But have you ever … more

Another school year has comes to an end

I cannot believe it’s the end of another school year. I now officially have a freshman in high school, a seventh-grader and a fourth-grader. It’s crazy how fast the years pass us by. In … more

One lost

I think I’ve told this before, but it is good. There was this rancher who picked up his phone and called his neighbor’s home phone. It was back before cell phones. He wanted to talk to … more

It’s never easy saying goodbye to a loved one

Funerals are never easy but they’re even harder when they’re for loved ones. Kristal Lucas was well known for her good attitude and smile on her face. Whether she was delivering food at … more

The lightning strike

While I was stationed at Naval Air Force (NAF) Detroit, I was assigned to the Reserve Aircraft Intermediary Maintenance Department (RAIMD) where I was the Assistant Work Center Supervisor of the … more
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