Dad provides the legwork, and son is his partner in fun

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Blair Anthony Robertson There’s nothing to it, really. They get on their specially made bike, with their helmets, sunglasses and matching jerseys, and then they go, riding together mile after mile, the faster and farther the better. Dad, who is 59, pedals smoothly and efficiently while going 20 mph or more. His 30-year-old son sits […]

Give Dad a hoppy Father’s Day gift

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Kim Ossi Parents have enough on their plate to have to worry about finding a super gift for the super dad in their life. Thankfully, an easy way to celebrate is to order Dad some flowers _ hop flowers, that is. At least, that’s the reasoning behind why the Samuel Adams gift basket is available […]

Father’s Day gift guide

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Shelby Barone It’s tough to shop for dads, but we’ve put together a quick gift guide that will hopefully help you find something he will love and appreciate. OUTDOORS DAD [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Teach a man to fish: Try out the FishEyes Rod and Reel, a unique fishing rod that has an underwater camera attached […]

Visits revitalize

Lynn Moncus Living in one’s home area for over three quarters of a century provides more privileges than we can begin to count. At the top of the list, of course, is the privilege of having friends from all stages of our lives. Being able to meet and greet them adds pleasure to each day […]

Cowboys pay price for entertainment

Baxter Black Jim told me a story of his youth. Of course, it could have happened yesterday knowing cowboys the way I do. Jim was 12. His brothers were two years off, either way. Their dad sent the boys out a’horseback to bring in Bully Boy, one of their herd sires, to the home corrals. […]

Tomboy more comfortable in mud

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Nicole was a tomboy. No, more accurately she was a cowboy. She favored cow work to Barbie dolls. She was Dad’s right-hand man. By age 15, she could pull her weight, from building fence to pulling calves. Last spring to celebrate the coming of sunshine, the […]

Self-doubt helpful with some memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Have you ever noticed that you can be sitting around doing as little as possible and suddenly have memories from the past flash across the mind’s screen? Often those memories have been hidden in the webs for years and for no explainable reason appear as if the events had occurred […]

Sharing a lesson learned early in life

By Lynn Moncus Money, or the lack thereof, is a frequent topic of conversation these days, giving us one more reason to return to the past and how we were taught to use whatever dimes we were given. As usual, Dad was an outstanding teacher and made me much aware of the importance of learning […]

Anybody seen my car?

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My dad always wanted me, his “spotter,” along on deer hunts because in the woods I’m the one who sees the deer first. Also, if we park our vehicle and walk awhile I’m the one who knows which ridgeline we hunted and even what tree we parked beside. But I cannot find my car, even […]

Some big guys I’ve known

By Glenda Price In the old days some people were “fat,” and fat people were jolly. “Obese” wasn’t even a word then, although I guess Big Henry who lived not far from our place would have qualified. He took the front seat out of his car and sat in the back seat to drive. I […]