Cold. Wait for it. Hot. And so it goes. Sweater. Jacket. Hat. Flip the switch. A/C. T-shirt. Cap. Speaking of T-shirts and caps. You can get them monogrammed at Beaty’s Embroidery & Signs. And Mason Monograms & More. And T-shirts printed too. They’re right across the street from each other on Hwy 87 north. Near the […]

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To quote or not to quote. “To err is human; To forgive, divine.” [Alexander Pope, poet] “Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.” [John Keats, poet] “There is no remedy for love But to love more.” [Henry David Thoreau] “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” [Abraham Lincoln] […]

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Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Or supper. Or lunch. Maybe even breakfast. Where’s the beef? All over town. Beef. From Old French “boef.” According to trusty Webster. Beef is a full-grown ox, cow, bull, or steer. Especially one bred and fattened for meat. One can also beef up a football team. Go Punchers! Or have a […]

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S. As in, September. The 19th letter of the English alphabet. From the Greek sigma. A borrowing from the Phoenicians. I wonder if they want it back. “Pardon me, but that S belongs to us. And we’re tired of lithping.” Butsigmais the name of the 18thletter of the Greek alphabet. Not 19th. According to trusty […]



  Flowers. Something special about them. Fresh flowers, that is. Also called cut flowers. Flower bouquet. Flower arrangement. Flower petals. Or a single flower. Like one red rose. Symbol of love. Buy flowers. Bring flowers. Give flowers. Send flowers. No matter how you do it— Say it with flowers. The Petal Patch can help with that. […]

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What. What would we do without “what”? From Middle English and Indo-European. And Latin. And even Lithuanian. So says Trusty Webster. What’s new, Pussycat? What’s up, Doc? What’s it all about, Alfie? What’s the problem? What’s happening? Que passa? What’s done is done. What’s a mother to do? What would Jesus do? What do you […]

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It’s become a tradition to run this column every year before school starts   Last week Mason County News published the School Supply List for Mason Elementary and Mason Junior High. You can probably find most of these items at Dollar General. Anyway, I was so intrigued I just couldn’t put it down. The list began with Pre-K. […]

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