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July 23, 2014

Jim's Jottings

Give me green paint, and I give you the Jolly Green Giant!

Tis the season for re-runs, and I'd like you to follow a hair pulling Jottings runner from 1966. * * * Several weeks ago, Hazel and I were in a group that attended the Orion Council of Knights of Columbus dance....more >>
July 16, 2014

Jim's Jottings

Offerings from Helen, Mickey, Joe K., then me

In Helen's offerings this week, are items from church bulletins, like . . . The fasting and prayer conference includes meals. Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled....more >>
July 09, 2014

Jim's Jottings

Life's joys come from a well-maintained lawn

It's amazing to me how the makers of lawn keeping tools, fertilizers and seeds constantly aim their messages toward people who detest yard work. Like: "Use our products and have more time to enjoy life!" The picture that follows is of man sitting on his duff in a lounge chair in his yard....more >>
June 25, 2014

Jim's Jottings

Observations

It's taken me a lot of my lifetime to acknowledge it's much more important to have and keep friends, than to move conversation topics into politics and religion where I know from the start we don't agree....more >>
June 25, 2014

Jim's Jottings

I refuse to hold my horses. I want my answers NOW!

I've been exchanging Jottings weekly for many years with Dick Milliman, and he sends me his columns, "The Almanack." He's owned several papers, from Grayling to the Indiana border, while being very active in Lansing....more >>
June 11, 2014

Jim's Jottings

Sounds of spring bring back memories

I was awakened at 12:35 a.m. on a Sunday morning recently by the sound of hot-rodders spinning wheels and racing engines with modified mufflers. I said to myself, "It must be spring!" I live on mile-long stretch of blacktopped road with few houses....more >>
June 04, 2014

Jim's Jottings

Dowsers have history of pointing the way

I predict this Jottings will compete for the most boring of the thounsands of columns I have written. (But, because it involves my brother-in-law, Ronald Smith of Durand, I feel compelled to write it....more >>
May 28, 2014

Jim's Jottings

Philosophy of Will Rogers vs. Ph.Ds'

When Pero the Shriner clown visited me recently, he gave me a book, "The Quotable Will Rogers." You almost have to be my age to remember Will Rogers. Dubbed the cowboy philosopher, he was an entertainer, humorist, radio personality, actor and newspaper columnists who specialized in lariat tricks on stage....more >>
May 21, 2014

Jim's Jottings

Remembering Memorial Day!

Memorial Day (Decoration Day) is by tradition a practice to honor Americans who gave their lives for their country. With all the wars our country has been involved in, that's a whole lot of Americans to honor....more >>
May 14, 2014

Jim's Jottings

Ford, General Motors, et al

Car builders like General Motors, Ford, Chrysler (excuse me Fiat) and Toyota should have their advertising staffs study Victosa and other pharmaceutical company advertising. As you know, they often include warnings....more >>
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