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Fruitcake time is around the bend

By W.B. Evans

The mere mention of fruitcake can cause many a face to frown and crinkle.
My mug isn’t one of the them. To me, a slice of homemade fruitcake is the crowning touch to a cup of piping hot coffee.
Many of you have been done in by those poor, mass-produced, poor-excuse-for-fruitcakes sold by retailer merchants.
You know, I can understand your disdain.
Each year, my late Uncle John of Evans Oil Company would dole out those Georgia-made concoctions to his regular customers as a show of holiday cheer.


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Stand up, be quiet for our veterans

By W.B. Evans

– Editor’s note: Due to requests from our readers, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 9, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News.


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Teachers are a strange breed

By W.B. Evans

It was late October. The leaves were slowly turning colors, but the days were still sunny and warm.
I was up and at it for another day of school and could smell hot buttered toast coming from the kitchen.
I walked in to find some Merita and a bowl of Wheaties waiting for me on the white enameled table.
Momma was scurrying about to making sure I’d be at school on time. Shucks, school was only three houses up the street. I seriously doubt I would be late, but I could never convince her of that.


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Avoid the seed house if possible

By W.B. Evans

Most of you reading this right now know I don't claim to be a newspaper reporter.
I just like to share a few childhood memories the way I remember them.
For me, the exact dates that stuff happened is as hard to recall as an incumbent's voting record in Washington, D.C.
Talk about being in the right time at the right place, we had been reading “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” about the Headless Horseman who roamed the New England countryside.


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Football fans put Lancaster first

By W.B. Evans

The Chamber of Commerce is getting all revved up with its “Think Lancaster First” campaign.


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Put the genie back in the bottle

By W.B. Evans

Looking back, if I had a brownie for every time I have uttered “if I could live my life over, I wouldn’t make the same mistakes” phrase, I could pick the penny counter clean inside Mr. Dunn’s place.


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I will be beneath the table

By W.B. Evans

Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday morning, with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.


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I put on my good cologne for this?

By W.B. Evans

I like this Saturday retirement stuff, well, most of the time, anyway.


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Telling time not as easy as it looks

By W.B. Evans

Time didn’t really matter much because somebody was always telling me when to come and when to go.


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Cardboard mixes with linoleum flooring

By W.B. Evans

I learned early on that you gotta have a back-up plan. I was also grateful that Grandma Evans lived on South Market Street and her house overlooked the L&C Railroad.


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