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He’s in the picture; you just can’t see him
One of the people who wanted to go ghost-hunting with us was a big, strong, husky young fellow who’s afraid of the dark.
Who knows what wars they had to fight?
We wear our uniforms not just to honor those who fought in the Civil War, but to honor all Americans who have served honorably — or are now serving.
If he still has it, the general has to buy
On this particular Friday morning, we definitely were not at the top of our game ... but that was all right. It was self-inflicted.
It works well in some places, but not others
I once went to a party that several teachers attended, and at one point was on the verge of collectively asking them, “If you dislike it so much, why don’t you quit and find something else to do for a living?”
Never let on that you did something wrong
It is time for another edition of Goldy’s Rules.
They include Rules I recently thought up or heard about, plus some I have long abided by and only now remembered.
He was more than just ‘Spam in a can’
When people ask how long I’ve been at the paper, I tell them that I landed at the newspaper several hours after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon.
Who made up all of them rules, anyhow?
My great-grandfather James (no middle name) Goldsworthy was born in a small town in Cornwall in the southwest corner of England.
They don’t even know that they don’t know
The Associated Press has confirmed what my contemporaries and I have long suspected: Today’s young’uns don’t see things the same way we do and aren’t aware of some of what we know (and probably could care less).
Some of them choose to lead from in front
A buddy of mine showed me an Air Mail letter he recently found, one that his mother received in 1968.
“I am pleased to write you at this time,” it begins, “to inform you that your son has been assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, The Big Red One.
What would they prefer? An apology?
Now and then — especially during the Olympics — we can be assured that someone will express dismay at the fact that American fans raise the chant of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”
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