God always reliable to give straight answer

My wife often chides me for not giving a straight answer when she asks me what I want for dinner. I don’t tell her what I want for dinner because I don’t know what she has in the pantry and I know that whatever she makes will be good. Our house isn’t a restaurant and […]

Sports drinks not often beneficial for regular activity

If watching sports on TV is any indication, you would think sports drinks are critical for optimal performance. During almost every professional sporting event you see, your favorite athletes are drinking from cups or bottles covered with the most popular sports drink labels and logos. But are sports drinks really necessary for sport and exercise […]

All kinds of stories discussed with friend

By Lynn Moncus Through these many years, we have often visited about the importance of having good friends and how very fortunate we are to live in a place in which we have so many friends of all ages. Being able to spend time with these friends certainly gives us full lives. As often as […]

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 […]

Finally, some rains to coax out nature’s beauty

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who are of the land just naturally have to pause to admire the beauty whenever we have an opportunity. Last Sunday provided just that chance while Aggie and I were out for our ride. We had gone to the plains for a little while because we could see that […]

Fill ‘er up causes hangups at the gas pump

By Lynn Moncus We visit frequently about the many gadgets with which we must cope and often point out that many were invented just to add further confusion to our lives. Of late, I have paid particular attention to the credit card machines that are placed primarily so they can attack those of us in […]

Ministry of H.O.P.E. feels economic strain

By QCS Staff Economic turmoil often hits the poor the hardest. “It’s affected us all,” said Paula McAfee who manages the Ministry of HOPE, which provides assistance to those who are in crisis.And providing food for those in crisis has become more expensive, she said. “Gas prices are going down, and groceries hopefully will come […]

Seeds of friendship blossom years later

By Lynn Moncus Often we visit about renewing friendships during Rattler Reunion and how very fortunate we are to know so many people of all ages who attended our schools. For some reason this year, I spent much time with members of the Class of ‘45 even though I didn’t graduate until ’52. Obviously, I […]

Over-the-hill gang can tell fun tales

Quite often, young people seem to have a hard time believing that any of us in the over-the-hill gang were ever young or ever led very active lives. When questioned, they sometimes admit that their parents don’t talk about their youth and what they did for entertainment, thus leading the youngsters to believe that they […]

Thankful to be counted at the table

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Thanksgiving dinner is when families gather? Right? Wrong. Not just families. Thanksgiving is often an open house. Hospitable families add to their family Thanksgiving by bringing in “others,” people who would otherwise spend Thanksgiving alone. Like people without families – or people just beginning families. The widowed gen tleman from […]