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Columns by Chuck Clegg

Seeds For Sale

Back in the early 60s, I began my career of becoming an independent entrepreneur. I don't often get a chance to use such a word as, entrepreneur, but it means businessperson, tycoon or capitalist. I am sure you all know that, but I enjoy using new words. Anyway, back to my story. At that young ...

Weekly Reader

Back in the 60s, when I was growing up, a type of newspaper for kids would arrive at my home each week. When school began, kids were offered, for a small fee, a subscription to this published paper. It was called Weekly Reader. It was meant to be both informative and helpful in our school ...

Spring Peepers

The middle of last week the television weather reporter proclaimed, "We have seen the last morning, we will wake up to, of temperatures in the teens." By the tone in the weather lady's voice, I'll take her word for that prediction, but I won't set any flowers out just yet.Each spring, as we ...

Daffodils And Half Runners

Last week, as the last days of February were fading, I noticed - on the warm side of the hill near our home - daffodils in bloom. Their bright yellow faces were turned up toward the warmth of the sun. Spring flowers, this year, have made their appearance a few weeks earlier than normal.Wanting ...

Catalog Dreams

I grew up in a time when the world of commerce was printed on the glossy pages of a mail order catalog. I can remember waiting for the spring Sears and Roebuck catalog to arrive. It meant, before long, the Montgomery Ward's catalog would also be pushed into our mail box. And of course, the JC ...

St. Kitts

My story this week is about the last island we visited on our Caribbean Adventure. It is St. Kitts and is an island in what is known as the West Indies. It is touched by the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern side and the Caribbean on the western side. When you tour around the island you see the ...

Puerto Rico

Last week I told you of our recent Caribbean cruise. Our trip gave us the opportunity to visit six different islands during our 12 day trip. Our first guide explained to us there are 700 islands in the chain. Cuba is the largest with almost 41,000 square miles. On our trip, the first island we ...

Our Great Caribbean Adventure

Mary and I recently returned from our great adventure at sea. We were accompanied by our friends, Connie and Earl Yost. Last spring we decided to feel like ancient mariners and set sail towards the Caribbean, seeking adventure and fame. We wanted to feel warm ocean breezes and salt water spray ...

The Blue Chili Bean Special: Part Two

Charlie's trip to his doctor and his adventure on the treadmill were now behind him; it was time to regain his physical health. He decided the best way was to cycle his way back to health. He remembered the magazine story from the doctor's office of how biking was a low impact way to gradually ...

The Blue Chili Bean Special: Part One

Editor's Note: Chuck Clegg provided us with this story from his archives; thus, you might recognize it from several years ago. It's a two-parter, so next week will include the conclusion of the story. Enjoy.This story is about a man who is in his sixties and feeling the pains of age. Due to ...