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News in weather, weight fill the airwaves

This is from the Jim's Jottings archives. First publilshed on Feb. 9, 2011. The same day the news media was filled with snowfall warnings, our government issued warnings on "changes we should make right now!" I guarantee the snow warnings were heeded quicker and with more action than the "changes....more >>

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What's in the back counts in cars, too

Editor's Note: Big Jim is busy relaxing, so enjoy this Jottings gem from March 2006. I've become a lot more interested in cars lately. I suppose it's due partly because mine is four years old, and partly because it's the season....more >>

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Thoughts on 'news' and generational listing

Two weeks ago I told you the Number One reason for getting up in the morning was to "hear the news." The other Saturday had two "momentous" news leads. #1. Flint's contaminated drinking water has become national news condemning all possible people for allowing this to continue....more >>

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Things that drink Big Jim to the bottle

Just another cynical Jottings -- well it won't all be cynical, just things that are keeping our government running in Washington. Like: Our congressmen have been especially busy recently making federal rules to protect a bat found in Michigan....more >>

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Jotter Jim has advice for you: GO HOME!

From the 1916 Quincy Herald Whig newspaper

Sometimes sound advice is timeless advice. In otherwords, good advice. I recently found (actually refound) an old, yellowed piece of paper. On the paper was hand-typed a reprint of an opinion piece from long ago....more >>
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Happy New Year From The Grandkids

. . . And the Jotter

When we first started this Jim's Jottings holiday tradition, the two grandchildren Dan and Karen Offer (inset picture) were small enough to fit on my knees. It was 1988. Dan was 3-years-old and Karen was four-months-old....more >>

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From plowing snow to bashing government

From the Jim's Jotting Archives. This column was first published on Dec. 10, 2008 So far this fall I've got on my little John Deere tractor, snow blade in place, and pushed the snow aside twice....more >>

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Big Jim has got a hankerin' for some chicken feet


Guess what y totally favorite food is . . . Chicken's feet. Yes, I said chicken's feet! Chicken was our family's favorite. My dad raised them, he nested them, and he hatched them in his incubator....more >>

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Hazel and I were chivaree'd

After Hazel and my New Orleans honeymoon, we settled into a little home in Lennon, her home town. I don't recall the date, but it would have been a Saturday night in November 1949....more >>

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Mama made me better at school

This is hardly news, but I was told recently the greenies are out to control the world. But, so are the Democrats, Republicans, conservatives, atheists, Russians, Japanese, Californians, Alaskans, upper and lower Slobovians, oil producers, Mexicans, Hollywood, etc, etc....more >>
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