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Marvin Pincus understands that times change. He sure has. He’s a lot older now, of course, and it gives him more time to consider things, like snowboarding. There he was, the other day up on Parker’s Ridge, our local ski slope, resting his arms on the antique wooden ski poles he’s used since…

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It takes a while, but sooner or later you begin to notice that some of the familiar turns of phrase you grew up hearing are no longer in the popular vernacular. 

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Who am I?

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“I’m jest ‘bout new-aged up,” said Windy Wilson, sitting down and flipping his coffee cup to the upright and fillable position. Mavis filled it.

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In June 1939, on the occasion of his golden wedding anniversary, 75-year-old Henry Smith reflected on the happiness he had found in life and something else he had not found—a lost mine.

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“Who WAS that masked man?” not only is one of the classic lines from “The Long Ranger” television series, it underscores an Old West truism.

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The latest topic du jour at the world dilemma think tank is Dud Campbell’s trapline. It should be noted that no animals were harmed in the production. In fact, the “victims” of Dud’s trapline probably gained a pound or two during the ordeal.

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It’s fall, and time once again for the Chipper Invitational Golf Tournament here in the valley. You remember Chipper, Doc’s imaginary squirrel? The one who was squirrel-napped?

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It’s fall, and time once again for the Chipper Invitational Golf Tournament here in the valley. You remember Chipper, Doc’s imaginary squirrel? The one who was squirrel-napped?

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Old Jasper Blankenship bought a deer license again this year, just as he’s done every year since Eisenhower was President. He sticks nickels and dimes in a jar all year long and smiles each time he contributes. By Fall, he’s saved up enough for a deer tag.

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Mrs. Doc watched the dancers swirl around the cleared hardwood floor of the Legion hall, and smiled to see her husband, Doc, waltzing with Ardis Fisher. But Mrs. Doc was never one to sit out a waltz, so she looked around at the menu.

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Even in fifth grade, I had some level of awareness that white bread was not the healthiest thing for a kid to eat. Not that it ever stopped me, but still...

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Since 1892, a four-span steel bridge resting on stone supports had extended across the Llano River to connect the northern and southern sides of the small county seat town that shared the river’s name.

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Our resident cowboy, Steve, brought us the shocking news: cowpuncher Three-Chord Cortez, that bunkhouse balladeer, plans to study opera, in hopes an aria or three will make him even more attractive to girls during a serenade. Apparently, singing La Donna Mobile might be more effective than “…

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Wonder if Texas boys still chunk rocks?

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So when did it become federal law that all beauty shops must have funny names?

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Changing addresses in the 19th century was not nearly as complicated as it is today.

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With early-day Texas swarming with walking white meat like quail and wild turkey, it took a while before the dark meat of mourning dove began to look like tasty fare. But by the early 1900s, with the lessening of the quail and turkey population due to over-hunting, dove hunting had emerged a…

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“Doctor’s office.”

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