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Got tricked, not treated, on Halloween Eve

November 7, 2019

Well, folks, last week wuz a really good week, except for the horse racing part of it. Horse racing, sadly wuz the low point of the week. The 2-year-old Thoroughbred colt that I have a...


Fly-in brings light planes and helicopters to town

November 1, 2019

We had an interesting event in our community last weekend. My lucky-to-be-alive airplane flying friend, ol’ Soren Landitt, and his boys, hosted a “Sweetwater Ranch Fly-In.” Several of their friends with light planes and two...


Border Collies and chickens

October 24, 2019

Among God’s critters who eagerly accept the opportunity to assist man in his/her rural endeavors, few fit the criteria better than a working dog — and few working dogs fit the criteria better than a...


When will the next shoe drop?

October 18, 2019

I don’t like to complain, but this summer and fall have been the seasons of our “mechanical discontent and unplanned expense.” Long ago I noted to you faithful readers that I’m not mechanically minded. I...


Fish elusive lately

October 11, 2019

Early this afternoon the temperature at Damphewmore Acres was in the high 60s. In the last hour, temps have dropped to 48. Tomorrow morning, the forecasted temperature is in the mid to low 30s. Brrrr!...


Close call

October 4, 2019

The geezers at our weekly Old Boars’ Breakfast Club are at an average age when health issues continue to rear their ugly head. Now, I’m not talking about your average run-of-the-mill aches and pains simply...


A man-made disaster

September 27, 2019

Our community’s Old Boars’ Breakfast Club at the old Toledo Township High School building in Saffordville has been put to the test of its resolve the past two weeks. Happenings have gone from bad to...


What side do you want?

September 20, 2019

Funny things happen at the drive-thru line at fast food franchises. This one happened to a good friend of ours, Dawn T. Cook, who stopped at a Kentucky Fried Chicken establishment in Emporia to purchase...


Road trip to Kentucky

September 13, 2019

Well, I’ve actually joined the group of Thoroughly Modern Grandparents. By that, I mean that last week ol’ Nevah and I traveled 1,300 miles all to watch our two youngest granddaughters play three soccer matches...


Blown away

September 6, 2019

In this day and age when astounding things happen seemingly daily, I often think to myself: “That blows me away.” Well, last Friday morning at 1 a.m. that little phony saying just about became a...


Snake scare

August 30, 2019

After a 3/4-inch rain a few days ago, it dried out enuf for me to plant my first fall garden (about two-weeks later than ideal) and food plots for my chickens and all the local...


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...