Editor a pain, but has a sense of humor

Lynn Moncus This woman from Ima has remained quiet in re Editor Hagenah for as long as possible and now really must see if he has the sense of humor he says he has. Of course, this could be the last column if he’s a little edgy as he prepares it for his paper. At […]

Just learning to talk Texan

TV Hagenah As many of my readers know, I try to be helpful whenever I can make myself available to those that need assistance, and I must be good at helping because so many times shortly after I begin to help, those people whom I help say that everything is fine and they don’t need […]

Rattler brings back memories, history

Lynn Moncus The Rattler Paper Committee, composed of Marian Farmer Knapp, Norma Jean Redhage Crellin, and Nancy Ward Napier, is most definitely to be commended this year for publishing 56 pages of pictures and reading material. By adding some colored pictures, they enhanced the appearance of their already first-class publication. This is one paper that […]

Because we’re shallow, that’s why

TV Hagenah The other day I was visiting with a woman and she said something to the effect that she didn’t understand men. At first I thought I was mumbling again, but then I realized that she wasn’t talking about me specifically but my gender in general. I just shook my head. She is another […]

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 […]