Farewell or Freshen Up?

I like a lot of the modern music. I listen to modern music when my sixteen-year-old daughter and I are in the car together. When I am by myself I listen to my music—60s stuff. We tend to favor the music we liked in our younger days, songs that we remember on dates or...

Methodists and BBQ (again)

I said I wouldn’t do it because it was too easy. I don’t particularly like picking on the Methodists any more than I do the Pentecostals or Episcopalians. But this was too easy.  A few years ago I bought tickets to the Carrollton First United Methodist annual missions...

Bridge and Hans and Franz

I always wondered what mom and her friends were up to. I mean, who wants to spend all day playing Bridge?  All the guys in my family (dad and my brothers) loved the card game Rook.  That was a man’s game.  Bridge was for girls.  Mom was a card-carrying member of a...

Are You Marvin?

My parents cursed me but didn’t know it.  They cursed me, not because I despised the name Marvin, which I did, but because Marvin is my first name. If there is anything about my life I could change it would be to reverse my names, so that I am now Stephen Marvin...

Keeping Score

I’ve got to get a job there. Got to.  The pay is pretty good I hear, but the catch is, I’d have to move to Dayton, Tennessee.  The Lazy-Boy Company has a plant there that employs a few thousand people and they make recliners.  At any given time twenty five...

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