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When bad things happen

When something bad happens to you, how do you react? Do you get upset and wonder “why me?” Do you blame others or are you thankful? When I was younger I often became upset, blamed others and wondered “why me?” when bad things happened to me. I could not understand why such things happened. It…

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It’s not in Korean!

This week I want to talk about a funny thing that happened at church a few weeks ago. I attend Lewisport United Methodist Church, and on Sunday mornings I operate the sound booth. I am literally a trained monkey when it comes to what buttons to push to make stuff work. I really do not…

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The cats did it!

It takes a lot of work to get the Hancock Clarion out each week. We battle the unexpected each week to get the paper out to you on time, and sometimes we face obstacles completely beyond our control. For example, the week of June 24th our printer decided to use adhesive labels instead of an…

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Loki the mischief-maker

My niece owns a cat she named Loki, and the cat more than lived up to its name Loki. When it comes to food, all of the food in the house belongs to him, or so he believes. He thinks of the house as his kingdom, and the people in his house as his subjects…

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Mom lacked sense—of direction!

My mother lacked a sense of direction. Here is an example from my youth. I needed to have my tonsils removed as a teen, and my doctor scheduled my surgery at Mercy Hospital on Ford Avenue in Owensboro. We drove into Owensboro Kentucky from Lewisport, went down Second Street to Frederica, turned right and followed…

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Where did the furniture go?

I attended the University of Louisville in the middle part of the 1980s, and one Christmas Break I arrived home to quite a surprise. I pulled into the drive, got out of the car and opened the front door—only to see a living room completely devoid of furniture; no couch, no recliner, not even coffee…

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Summers on Nolin Lake: Fireworks battle!

My family spent a lot of time at my aunt Jean and uncle Roy’s lot on Nolin Lake as I grew up. In my late teens or early 20s my grandmother decided to join us one 4th of July weekend. We spent the day out on the water, and as evening approached we docked the…

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Told ya it wasn’t dead!

As a small child, even up until my late teens, I was my grandfather’s shadow. Wherever he went, I went. When I turned 11 or 12 my grandfather decided I was old enough to go with him when he checked his trap line in the winter. He lived outside of Harned, KY on Buffalo Creek.…

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Knothead the Gentle Bull

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I turned a young bull I named Knothead into a big pet. Not only did I turn Knothead into a big pet, I actually turned all of his siblings born that spring with him into big, gentle pets. Here is the story on how that happened. When…

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Knothead the bull

My mother was terrified of cattle, and I have no idea why. I, on the other hand, always turned them into big pets. The winter after I graduated, my grandfather hired me to help feed the cattle as he was getting up in years. My grandparents lived outside of Harned in Breckinridge County. I ended…

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