Old friends visit ‘Woman from Ima’

Lynn Moncus As several of you have discovered, Harold and Kathy Nichless have arrived from their home in Keosauqua, Iowa to spend a few months in town to visit with friends and to cause this woman from Ima more problems. Harold was the cause of my purchasing a computer and the necessary gadgets a few […]

Marriage as an insititution

TV Hagenah When I was growing up, there used to be a riddle that went, “What is it that everybody wants to give away, but nobody wants to take.” And before too many of my readers jump in, no it isn’t my mother’s meatloaf. Actually, I kind of like her meatloaf. I enjoy eating it […]

Recalling the feeling of a memorable week

Lynn Moncus The hours many of us spent in watching the funeral services for President Reagan were mentally and emotionally exhausting, and we can’t even begin to imagine how they affected Mrs. Reagan as we saw her become more frail and weary each day. We did realize, however, how fortunate we were to be able […]

Tale of books, toys and socks

TV Hagenah I really think some inanimate things are alive. When I was a child I used to think that the characters in my parents’ books would come out at night when I was asleep or during the day when I was at school and visit each other. To help out, I would put Robinson […]

Aggie takes over column writing

Lynn Moncus As you have discovered, the slave has kept me away from the computer for ages and would keep me away today if she weren’t otherwise occupied. When I say she is occupied, I really mean she is taking a nap and won’t be in here to bother me for the rest of the […]

Olympic fever fans fan’s flame

TV Hagenah With the Olympics approaching in a couple of weeks, I think it is normal with the male of our species (homo-couchitus) to contemplate just what event he would enter if he were called upon to represent the United States in this upcoming international competition to be held in Greece. With me it is […]

Reunion rekindles flood of memories

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about some days being so special that we can hardly believe they actually happened. When we are surrounded by so much turmoil, we really need to appreciate such days because they are major treasures. Last Saturday evening, Eddy Shoemaker of the Cuneva called to invite me to […]

The night the lights went out in…

TV Hagenah Usually when I use the word “blackout,” people think I am referring to my misspent youth (or not so youth, but definitely, misspent), but surprisingly enough I am usually referring to a power failure. I often get a similar reaction to the phrase, “I’m in the dark.” Actually in that case, people generally […]

Blackout highlights needs

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about our dependence upon utilities and how we didn’t have to worry about them when we had no running water, electricity, or natural gas. We just went on about our business as long as we had carried in enough water, had plenty of coal oil, and had […]

A man who is shopping impaired

TV Hagenah Generally speaking my wife doesn’t let me shop alone. Actually, my wife, as a solid rule of thumb, doesn’t let me go into stores at all. I am what experts on shopping call an “impulse shopper.” My wife takes it a step further and refers to me as a “bad impulse shopper,” but […]