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Using Cambuoy soap not a problem

By W.B. Evans

Most folks my age will never forget how Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, changed our lives forever.


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Remember When: My first phone cost less

By W.B. Evans

Gettin’ the word out is always important.


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I prefer my orange juice from the original carton

By W.B. Evans

I was lucky to  get in on some pretty good vacations.


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Come on in; I'll shake your hand

By W.B. Evans

You’re right. I don’t always practice what I preach and miss the mark.


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New box grabs my immediate attention

By W.B. Evans

For my faithful readers, I usually attempt to recall my growing up adventures, which in many instances, are very similar to yours. 


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I already had snipe hunting down pat

By W.B. Evans

– Editor’s note: W.B. Evans is taking a well-deserved birthday break this week. This column originally appeared in the Feb.11, 2007, edition of The Lancaster News. We are reprinting it at the request of our readers.


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Mama is the snake expert in our family

By W.B. Evans

With its two-story wooden frame houses and large wrap-around porches, Chesterfield Avenue was pretty much like every other neighborhood around the Lancaster city limits.
On muggy nights, neighbors walked about to enjoy the slightly cool summers breezes, which rarely blew.
Aglow with the flicker of a about a half dozen citronella candles, our side porch became a gathering place. It’s hard to rock and carry on a decent conversation when swatting at “skeeters.”


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Make sure you have the right wrench

By W.B. Evans

It’s never wise to start a project without having the right tools.


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Me and Tiger go "King Rat" hunting

By W.B. Evans

Sometimes, it is best to avoid discussing certain subjects, however this isn’t one of those times.
Let’s be honest here, folks never have (and never will) want to discuss rats. It’s not nice to talk about them in refined company.
Seriously, people will give you a funny look when you mention wharf rats.
Growing up, we called ’em “wolf rats” cause they were big, mean and usually ran in packs.
Old homes have always been surrounded by plunder houses, garages, cow barns, buggy sheds and chicken coops.


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Upcoming birthday a time of reflection

By W.B. Evans

Bless Pete, time sure does fly. In a few more weeks, I’ll reach another milestone in my life.


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