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    Ruby's Reflections

        Garage Sale Adventures

        I don’t remember there being any garage sales in our neighborhood in the 1950s and 60s, but no doubt there were some. My dad...

        Full, Queen, or King?

        I was about 8 years old when the giant furniture delivery truck pulled up to our front door. It was exciting because I had...

        When the Doorbell Rang

        As a very young boy, I remember racing to the front door whenever I heard the doorbell ring to see who was standing on...

        I’ll Stick with White

        It’s interesting to follow the ebb and flow of popular colors, whether they are for clothes, appliances, cars, or home decorating. If we are...

        The Milkman

        A few weeks ago, while looking for something in our basement, I ran across a glass milk bottle with the name of the dairy...

        Making Room for One More

        Several years ago, we received a phone call from friends saying they were going to be in town the following weekend. It would be...

        The Cleaning Lady

        I grew up in a large, five-bedroom house built in 1912. At times it seemed too small when my siblings and I were at...

        Homesickness is No Joke

        As a Boy Scout, I looked forward to a week of camp each summer and have many fond memories of those days. Invariably, there...

        Who’s Your Neighbor?

        A few months ago, I read a disturbing fact; only 31% of Americans know their neighbors. How sad. Even though I left my hometown...

        What Will Your Obituary Say About You?

        I’m convinced January comes around faster every year. As I hang the new calendar on the kitchen wall, I become more aware of my...

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        2020 – Safest Year on Record for MPW

        The Muscatine Power and Water (MPW) Board of Trustees were informed at Tuesday night’s meeting that 2020 was the...