• Understanding the Grandpa Rules

    As circumstance would have it, and I like to give circumstances due credit, I was visiting my grandchildren without the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage.

    Normally, if there is such a status, my wife travels with me when we visit the grandchildren. However, when she is along I do not have a chance. I will not say that she hogs the grandchildren, she does, I just will not say so. As a husband, I know when to speak my mind and when to mind my speaking. The inexperienced husband does not know the difference and pays for it.

  • Avoid Driving Dangers

    What’s your first reaction if someone were to ask you to take a leisurely afternoon drive on State Road 200?

    Impossible? Has the person lost his mind? What part of State Road 200 is the person talking about?

    Unless it’s 3 a.m., driving on State Road 200 (or State Road 40 and U.S. Highway 27) and “leisurely” just don’t seem to go together.

  • What it was, was a Hummingbird

    Dr. James L. Snyder

    Even as old as I am, there are still things I fear. I do not want to make a list, I’m afraid to.

    This is not true of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. As far as I know, she fears nothing, but many things and people fear her. I am the president of that Fear Group. She has a subtle way of expressing her fear and each day I am learning more of that subtlety.

  • The Fun of Easter

    By Dick Frank

    Sunday is Easter, an important day for Christians as they commemorate the resurrection of their savior, Jesus Christ, after his crucifixion on Good Friday. It’s also a fun day for children as they get baskets from the Easter bunny and go on Easter egg hunts. Our travel down Pun Alley brings us some appropriate tales.

    Fluffy no more

  • The Importance of Reading

    By Florence Pritchard

    Freedom Public Library

    Recently, I attended a meeting of the Belleview Friends in their historic library building. Someone said the states’ prison agencies use third-grade reading scores to plan for the number of prison beds that will be needed in upcoming years. The lower the scores, the more beds they plan for.

  • Bingo and Cake
  • Memorial Day Observance

    In spite of a pouring rain, many residents of Cherrywood turned out for the Memorial Day observance sponsored by the Veterans Club and the Color Guard. Everyone huddled under the protection of our new pavilion as the program began with the presentation of colors and our National Anthem. Marty Duesel, President of the Cherrywood Veterans Club, perfectly timed ordered each activity.

  • We proudly fly the red, white and blue on Flag Day

    Dear reader, where did May go?

  • Kentucky Derby Day at Cherrywood

    Derby Day at Cherrywood was nothing less than fantastic with a terrific hat competition, exciting racing, great contests and the biggest turn out ever for this gala event. Over sixty residents showed up for the fun of Derby Day and there were about twenty entries in the hat contest. Mint Juleps flowed, and laughter abounded as everyone socialized, talked about the race or the hats or just chatted with one another.

  • Let’s honor Mother’s Day and Mother Nature!