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School can be a scary place

By W.B. Evans

Something big was going on down at Dr. Strait’s old homeplace. 


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Hot days give way to cold dreams

By W.B. Evans

Me and Billy Pipkins stopped what we were doing to get a swallow of drinking water from the old hose pipe in the back yard. 


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It never looks like the picture on the box

By W.B. Evans

I walked by the county jail and library on my way to Lancaster High School just about every day.


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We earn our war games stripes

By W.B. Evans

The last few days have been miserably hot. It kind of reminds me of when the U.S. Army came to town for a round of war games.


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Here's a big thanks from the stoved-up

By W.B. Evans

Eating your own words (or thoughts) isn’t always the most appetizing thing on the menu. 


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Just ring the bell and run

By W.B. Evans

– Editor’s note: W.B. Evans is on the mend after a recent at-home mishap. “I climbed a ladder and fell off, simple as that,” he said. “I ain’t as young as I sometimes think I am.” We are reprinting this Remember When column on Vacation Bible School that was originally published in the June 29, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News.


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Just where did all the whoopin' and hollerin' go?

By W.B. Evans

I have breaking news: Our neighborhoods have disappeared.
The young folks moved away and the older folks have gotten older or moved on, too.
What happened? Our neighborhoods are now full of strangers who seldom speak, much less wave.
Why are there no children riding tricycles or scooters on the sidewalks?
Shucks, most recently developed neighborhoods don’t even have sidewalks. For that matter, most of  the residents don’t even know what a scooter is.


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Dads need hugs from stubborn sons, too

By W.B. Evans


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Just ask the grandkids about me

By W.B. Evans

Boy, I sure am feeling much safer.  For a few dollars each month I can now protect myself from identity loss.


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Don’t ever forget to share the good stuff

By W.B. Evans

Somewhere along the road to old age, I found myself too involved and in a hurry to get nowhere. 

I’ve missed out on things by not taking the time to stop and smell the roses.

Does any of this sound familiar? 

You know, I think it’s partially due to our upbringing. Every daddy has the feeling he had a hard life growing up. That’s part of being a father. 

Because of that, we silently vow to make up for it by making things easier for our children.


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