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To paraphrase an old song “Zippity do dah, Zippity Ay, My, oh my, I hope my mail comes today.” The U.S. Postal Service has taken steps over the years to try to facilitate their motto. … more
When I was growing up our house had one telephone. It was conveniently mounted on a wall in the kitchen to be accessible to everyone. We had a 7-digit number that was easy to remember. Little did we … more
It is finally beginning to feel like spring has sprung in Sullivan County. The trees are starting to show the green tint of leaves. Flowers are poking through the ground. Songbirds are actively … more
The pandemic causes stress, depression and anxiety for many of us. Being confined to your home brought brain numbing isolation. I miss watching a movie on a theater screen surrounded by strangers. I … more
One of my fondest memories growing up was listening to Yankees and Mets baseball games on my transistor radio. To avoid the wrath of my parents when it was bedtime, I placed the radio under my pillow … more
Climate change has certainly made an impact in our county. I do not ever recall the upsetting number of tornado warnings we recently experienced. Also, while most of the state was welcoming … more
What product was red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown and black? Here is a hint. In 1903 you could buy them all for a nickel. Those colors were sold in the first box of Crayola crayons. … more
Here is a brief disclaimer. The title of this column does not contain a typo. This column has nothing to do with the movie of a similar name where Tom Ewell watched Marilyn Monroe cool off over a … more
With winter behind us it is time to put away the snow shovel, ice scrapers and bags of ice melt pellets. After months of snow, we welcome the green grass and the first buds waiting to become leaves … more
Sometimes I have trouble remembering where I put my car keys. However, I seem to be able to recall jingles from commercials that have not aired in many years. “See the USA in your … more
We have many beautiful roads with scenic vistas in Sullivan County. I enjoy going for a drive to enjoy the views and distancing myself from the depressing reports about crime, covid and the conflict … more
Even with snow on the ground, I am getting a jump on spring cleaning. Opening a desk drawer, I found a stack of old driver’s licenses, Screen Actors Guild cards and numerous other discarded … more
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