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Lookin’ Good Kid

Every Sunday for as long as I can remember my phone rang after 10am. Dad would call for a weekly check in. Sometimes I called him. Sometimes we would miss a week. Sometimes I couldn’t wait for Sunday and would call him inside a week. We always checked in. I’ll never forget the call on […]

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Remembering this 2011

We tend to “thank” service men and women today and although our volunteer military deserves all respects, our reverence is reserved for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  Most of us won’t visit cemeteries or ceremonies today.  Swimming pools and barbecues make the agenda.  Wreath laying gets caught on the news. American flags will grace our mailbox.  It doesn’t […]

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The Interior of Fort Sumter During the Bombardment

August 17

It always happens with Chimay: remembrance. We turn our attention to more important events after consuming the three B’s (bison, burgers, and brew)…

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Memorial Day Wishes

Best wishes to all and thanks to our troops…

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