November 19, 2017
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Noteworthy eating places  Lately I’ve been thinking about restaurants, perhaps occasioned by friend Larry Holland describing some of the eateries they encountered on a trip to Florida.  We have enjoyed meals at many of the same places, and they stand out in our memory.  In fact,…

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Learning Life’s Lessons  The Chief Accountant and I stood on a wind-swept hill in the little cemetery at Cambra, Pennsylvania. We had come to say goodbye to an old friend, George Sowder. There was his head stone with the dates. He was 85 years old. The…

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Paw Paw River Journal The day I took my chief accountant to Yale  Some years back when I was in the midst of my teaching career an event occurred that was life altering! I had a chance to get a year’s sabbatical from teaching and go back…

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A Modern Diogenes  Way back about 400 years before the Birth of Christ lived a man in Athens, Greece. His name was Diogenes, and he was famous for being contrary. He lived simply and begged for his food. He slept in a big barrel, and…

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Out of Hartford’s Past It was a cast iron plaque about 5 by 8 inches. And it said on the front, Phillips Specialties Co, 1935. Friend Rod Austin brought it around for me to see. He said, “This belongs to a friend of mine, Dave Allen,…