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Columns by Chuck Clegg

Thank You Charmin

Before you let your mind stray too far at the title of this week’s column, let me set you at ease. This story is about an act of kindness from a stranger. In fact, I have no idea at all who did this kindness for me. Let me start at the beginning. Mary asked if I would pick up a few things ...

A Shot In The Arm

Over the last couple of months we have witnessed in the news, countless images of people receiving their vaccinations. Most every story is accompanied by a visual image of a needle penetrating someone’s arm. For those who have a fear of needles, this image must be particularly un-nerving. ...

A Piece of My Heart

You probably noticed you have been seeing more heart shaped images lately. Boxes of candy with red foil coverings. Displays of flowers with red heart covered bows. Among those flower displays are bouquets of red roses. These flowers have become the traditional gift given to show love. To ...

Letters and Words

I would guess that very few of you reading my story can identify the following word, Zaftig. By chance, I discovered it is the first word in the section of the dictionary that begins with the letter “Z.” For those who may not know, it is Yiddish slang. Having a full figure: said of a woman. ...

New Chapter in History

In my writings, I often enlighten you of a past memory by using my own life as a guide. I hope to bring you a smile or inform you of something you may not have known. I have shied away from many current events not wanting to engage in the politics of the day. I figure if you want to know the ...

A Remembrance of a Classmate

Last week when I read Mike Myer had passed away, I was saddened knowing another member of the Magnolia’s Class of 1969 was no longer with us. After graduation, it was not until a few years later that I came to know Mike was working as a journalist. He contacted me and asked if I would ...

Memories of Radio Tubes

A while back Mary and I traveled to an antique flea market in nearby Pennsylvania. It had been many years since we attended the antique fair, and it had changed since we were there 20 years ago. Back then, dealers from New York, New Jersey, and other states in the north east, brought items not ...

In The Year of 2525

In the summer of 1969 a song was released by Zafer and Evans. The song’s lyrics tell of a disturbing possibility in mankind future as technology becomes a large part of all our lives. The song titled, “In the Year 2525” reached the top of record charts. In the second chorus’ ...

Through the Lens (3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR)

This Thursday at midnight, the count down to a new year will echo around the globe. It is the time when we watch as the New Year moves around the world from time zone to time zone. On television you can watch as the island nations of Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati in the south Pacific are the ...

A Hard Christmas Candy

Recently, my Mom reminded me of a song that Dolly Parton recorded in 1982, it is titled, “Hard Candy Christmas.” The song and its lyrics gave me reason to remember hard candy and its part in my memories of Christmas from long ago. Growing up in the sixties, hard candy was very much part ...