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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Ruby's Reflections

      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...

      A “Gotta Have It” Purchase

      As college students, Jo Anne and I had been dating for a couple of years. We were focused on passing the next exam and...

      Yes, You Can Help!

      I have been a supporter and cheerleader for the Salvation Army for decades. It’s amazing the amount of good work they do in Muscatine...

      Dennis Eats Leftovers Too

      In an August 2019 cartoon, Dennis the Menace says to his friend Joey, “My mom is usually a great cook, but by the end...

      First World “Problems”

      For many years, Jo Anne and I have traveled extensively, in the States as well as abroad. We enjoy experiencing various cultures, sites,...

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      Open House at Deep Lakes Park Cabins

      MUSCATINE, Iowa--The Muscatine County Conservation Board is holding a public open house at the Deep Lakes Park cabins on...