Cruising teenagers had their own set of weird rituals
My husband and I love mass transit. We’d even rather ride city buses than drive. It’s cheaper, you don’t have to worry about getting smacked by another driver, and you can mindlessly glaze over as someone else navigates through traffic.
On the other side of life, her dignity is restored
On Monday, Feb. 11, the pope announced his resignation – the first Roman Catholic pontiff to step down in 600 years. Around 4 a.m. that same day in La Habra, Calif., my mother-in-law quietly departed this earth. Her passing didn’t make headlines, but it did etch a permanent mark on the hearts of those who loved her.
Mercs, ‘Stangs, Bugs and cruising in Muskogee
I was the only one of my friends who had a serious curfew in high school. All of us were good kids. At least at that time, none of us drank alcohol, smoked, cursed, or did too much of anything that would get us “into trouble” – a euphemistic phrase that could cover a variety of sins.
Cruising: Back when pop bottles bought gasoline
I’ve seen the teenagers parked along Downing, hanging out in the lots of businesses whose tolerant owners don’t run them off. They’ll be in groups of three or four, lounging on the hoods of their cars, waving and yelling as their friends roar up and down the four-lane.
Blocks are worth more than the clunkers atop them
When I was in college, several of my Indian friends liked to joke about old clunker cars. They insisted if you passed a house with a car up on blocks in the yard, it was probably an “Indian” house. I don’t agree, though. They’ve accepted that stereotype just because a lot of folks who live in this part of the world are, to one degree or another, Indian.
Bathroom is a man’s domain, so it has to have a TV
A friend told me the other day her husband had bought her a wine refrigerator, which she put in her bedroom. She said that was the only place she could find a spot for it.
Nothing to do with ‘men,’ but it should give you ‘pause’
It’s a funny word, “meno-pause.” It sounds like a dreaded disease or psychological condition that should give men pause before they make demands on the aging women in their lives. Actually, that’s pretty close to the truth.
Johnny Heisman puts bow on banner week
Has there been a more entertaining week in Southeastern Conference history? Serious question....
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Warm weather may be to blame for mousy behavior
If you are easily nauseated, you should skip this week’s column. If you insist on taking the plunge, I suggest you get a bucket.
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