MORE THAN A GAME
The most successful high school football program in state history is coming to town tonight.
Last week, my outfit shipped out to Iceland, where in 1952 many people were card-carrying Communists. In those days the Communist world was a mess as countries like Russia and North Korea ran like clocks with broken mainsprings, but wide-eyed dreamers outside the Iron Curtain world didn’t know that; they believed that everything inside was peachy keen. The result? Friction between American troops and those who fell for Communist lies.
DJ'S MUSIC TRIVIA
Next Thursday, skeletons, monsters of the Black Lagoon and alien creatures in every shape and size will take to the streets in search of Halloween treats.
People sometimes ask me why I am so dead set against Communism. The answer? In 1952 and 1953 I had a couple of run-ins with wannabe Commies who thought that Communism was great. The run-ins didn’t amount to much, but they taught me what “misinformed fanatic” means.
MORE THAN A GAME
Every fall for the last six years, I have looked forward to covering the Blue Ridge-Show Low football game.
OUTDOORS UNDER THE RIM
There are a number of wildlife drinkers that have been built over the years to catch water when it rains and used later in the drier times which are frequent in Arizona.
This column is the toughest I’ve written because it’s the one in which I say I will not be doing the P/S Happenings column after today.
Last Thursday evening, my husband and I attended a Tea Party meeting that featured a discussion regarding the re-introduction of the Mexican gray wolf into the Rim Country.There were ranchers there from northern Arizona who spoke of the destruction of their cattle by the wolf. There are mixed feelings from the general population regarding the gray wolf.
ANOTHER WEEK IN THE CREEK
Christopher Creek was a busy place again this weekend. Families with kids, girls’ getaways and turkey hunters prevailed. Weather was cool and windy until Sunday. No frost yet, but the trees are beginning to turn.
DJ'S MUSIC TRIVIA
I have a feeling that there will be a whole lot of “roaring” going on this weekend as hundreds of women (and a few good men) convene in the banquet hall of the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino for the annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Last week I told you the sad tale of a mother and her six young children who had to spend an entire month living in transient quarters while they each received two shots that had to be given two weeks apart.
You know a big problem with being young, Johnny? When we’re young we lack the experience to recognize that what looks like an easy job may turn out to be a lot harder. A great deal depends on an unpredictable human factor.
Have you ever had one of those moments where you’ve experienced real incongruence — where what you’re seeing, hearing or feeling just doesn’t make any sense or fit the environment around you?
People often tell me that they believe the best rock and roll music ever recorded was produced in the late 1950s, the very beginning of the rock and roll era. I tend to agree.
A few weeks ago I ran across a news story about an Australian nurse who recorded the most common regrets expressed by people who were nearing the end of their lives. As I read the article I was not surprised to find that the greatest regret of my life was one of the top five.