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Friday, September 25, 2020

Santa and the Ford LTD | Mark’s Remarks

In my hometown, the banks have what are called “community rooms.” One used to be able to rent them for a fee.   Over the...

I’ve always wanted to do that | Mark’s Remarks

Our little theater group just wrapped up a production of “Deathtrap” at the great Capitol Theater in Waterloo. It was, I think, the 15th...

Toy spree | Mark’s Remarks

I’ve written before about getting the Sears catalog at Christmas, and pouring over the pages of shiny, colored photographs. I especially remember...

Warp Speed | Mark’s Remarks

There are plenty of people who will say this is the busiest time of the year for them. For some reason, I find that...

Well-rounded men | Marks Remarks

Most men will agree with me: when something breaks, something else breaks. In the course of a week, our air conditioner stopped working, the ceiling...

The Records in our Heads | Mark’s Remarks

“Oh, change the record!” I told you before that I am a fan of British television shows. I have come to understand and hold...

Things I hope will last | Mark’s Remarks

If you are like me, there are many things you’ve come to like about this pandemic. Am I right? Just sit and...

Uncharted Territory | 10/11/2017

Every year at this time, we have a day off to celebrate Columbus, his discoveries, etc.  There has been much debate over Columbus Day....

Tough | Mark’s Remarks

I'm as sympathetic as the next guy. I like to think there is good in just about everyone. As I grow older, I am...

Passenger | Mark’s Remarks

I have entered the season of life in which I am called on to become a driving instructor.  Son No. 1 got his license...

Hope and the next generation | Mark’s Remarks

Not too long ago, I remember working retail and having customers complain about customer service and how “kids these days” operated.  

The Storeroom Evolution | Mark’s Remarks

When we moved into our house we had this big, luxurious storage room on one side of the basement. It was awesome....
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