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Gas-skimming prank

August 22, 2019

A bunch of old true “rural funnies” rolled into my realm this week. These first stories come from ol’ Ree Call at Westphalia, Kan. He remembered a long-ago funny story from the youth of a...


Funny tale from the past

August 15, 2019

I love true funny stories dredged up from the past. This one fits that description. The time wuz some year in the late 1970s or early 1980s. The place wuz Chase County. The event wuz...


Fair winnings

August 9, 2019

The Chase County Fair last week had high points and low points for me. The high point wuz that my 18 entries in the garden/horticulture classes earned me a healthy plethora of prize monies and...


Clean up your plates

August 2, 2019

Ol’ Hyde Chowe is one of my new friends at the official Saffordville Gentle Men’s Club, better and unofficially known as the Old Geezers’ or Old Boars’ Breakfast Club. This morning at breakfast Hyde wuz...


The ‘Chicken Man’

July 26, 2019

My good neighbor, ol’ Harley Ryder, gave me the honorific moniker “Chicken Man” years ago. But, it was only this week that I felt that I’ve lived up to the name. I’ve been hatching chicks...


New paint job

July 19, 2019

This has been an unusual week at Damphewmore Acres. We decided to get our entire home painted anew after the hailstorm did quite a bit of damage to the north side of our home a...


Home school

July 11, 2019

It’s clear to any column reader that I take delight in describing in detail any foible, unfortunate minor-league accident, or just plain dumb thing that anyone of my acquaintance does that I deem as funny....


Proud to be an American

July 5, 2019

I’m writing this column on a gloomy, soggy, rainy morning in the Kansas Flint Hills on the date our cherished nation declared independence from the tyranny of Great Britain — the Fourth of July. I’m...


Pricey cell phone

June 28, 2019

Last week I talked about the arrival of our first great-granddaughter. Well, this week I can add that she’s just as precious as I figgered she’d be. Ol’ Nevah and I made a hasty trip...


I’m a great-grandfather

June 20, 2019

The world will never be quite the same after an event that happened yesterday. Why? Well, because one-eighth of my genes are now percolating in the third generation. Which is a complicated way to say...


Country traffic jams

June 14, 2019

Let’s talk about railroads. Better yet, let’s talk about one railroad in particular — the Burlington Northern Santa Fe — which has two tracks that cross Chase County. First, let me acknowledge the BNSF is...


Life on Mockingbird Hill

June 6, 2019

The old Rock ‘n Roll star, Antoine “Fats” Domino and I had/have two things in common. First off, Fats was fat. I’m, on the other hand, merely pot-gutted. So, we were about the same on...


Wet weather and flooding continues

May 31, 2019

I hate to keep writing about the weather, but it’s still topic No. 1 in the Flint Hills and all of eastern Kansas and the four-state region of Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. Since last...


Field research

May 24, 2019

In recent weeks I’ve cited some off-the-wall scientific research studies. I’ve also mentioned that it’s difficult to believe a lot of research “findings” because of the high possibility that the results are suspect because of...


Just when you thought it was safe

May 17, 2019

Just in case you don’t have enuf to worry about with such human diseases as ebola and animal diseases like African Swine Fever on the loose, I recently read an article that might make you...


Too much water

May 10, 2019

Four weeks ago, we were living in a quagmire of early spring mud. Two weeks ago, the soil around Damphewmore Acres had cracks in it an inch wide and I was starting to worry about...


Bearded men beware

April 19, 2019

It’s amazing the amount of weird news I can uncover on the “internet news” almost any time I look. This week is no exception. Before I get into the first piece of “weird” news, let...


Use ears to ID vehicles

April 12, 2019

Last week you’ll recall the problem I have of identifying cars and pickups that my family and friends drive. For the life of me, I just don’t recognize those vehicles. Well, my ineptness in that...


Whose car is thatagain?

April 5, 2019

My good friend and fellow “aggie columnist” Baxter Black wrote a recent “confession” column about his inability to remember specific characteristics of the various individual bovines and horses that he’s around regularly. The short story...


Enjoying signs of spring

March 29, 2019

We’ve endured a long, cold, wet winter — which makes the recent wonderful spring weather all the more enjoyable. All the signs of spring are popping up all around Damphewmore Acres. For instance, the last...