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Days Gone Bye: One Thing Leads to Another (Retread from 7 July 1999)

Sometimes I launch into writing about something, and then, for no particular reason, I find myself cogitating on another subject. Just bear with me, Folks. ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Saturday, July 8, 2023 5:25 pm


DAYS GONE BYE: The Fields Back Home in ’41 (Retread from 13 OCT 1999)

There would be a heap of fellows dodging around in foreign fields after December 7, 1941, but before that, they played foot, base and basketball ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Sunday, June 25, 2023 10:00 am


DAYS GONE BYE: What was Sputnik?

RETREAD FROM DECEMBER, 2001 I hadn’t thought about that word, Sputnik, in a long time until I was gandering at an old Kiwanis Show Boat ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:00 pm


Days Gone Bye: In Living Black and White (Retread From Dec 19, 2001)

BY TOM BOGGS I had a new client from out of town the other day, and he seemed familiar.  As Isadore Hughes started to leave, ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Sunday, June 11, 2023 4:00 pm


Ol’ Charles Could Sum It Up (Retread From 12 Dec 2001)

DAYS GONE BYE BY TOM BOGGS   I’ve known some fellows in my day who could talk on, and never get a dang thing said ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Saturday, June 3, 2023 4:55 pm


A few words about those sixties

Yep, I’ve used a heap of ink in the over quarter of a century we’ve been sharing these weekly stories about good old days talking ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Monday, February 1, 2021 12:00 am


Remembering two words that just seem to pop out

I find myself thinking more and more about dear passed on friends, and some of the language they might have used from time to time.  ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:44 pm


Sorta old-fashioned hog killing

Got an invitation from old friend, Roe Tucker, to show up at his place for a big breakfast, and then stay around for what used ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:34 pm


Days Gone Bye column: A hit and a miss this week

As sometimes happens in my weekly rambling, instead of hitting on just one subject, I might veer off to the side … or the rear ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:53 pm

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Ballot counting and cake walking

I have a painting of the old courthouse that burned in 1965 hanging in my office, and I often gaze at it, and remember so ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:41 am

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Around that dining room table

Our cozy little house over on Boggs Street was mighty small by today’s standards, but to us, it fit just fine, including that little bitty ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:04 pm

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Days Gone Bye: Remembering laughter in the woods

It has been quite awhile since I would call myself a hunter or even much of a fisherman, but I do have many lighthearted memories ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:18 pm

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Old age memories can be amazing

I chuckled the other day as I related to a friend that right before 2020 dawned upon us my mind was carried back to a ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:55 pm

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Give me a dollar’s worth please

I’d pull up to a service station in Daddy’s Pontiac, and hold one finger out the window, indicating I only had a dollar for gas, ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:48 pm


The citizen soldier remembered

I have used this picture of General Eisenhower speaking to paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division on June 5, 1944 before, but it just jumps ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:44 am

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