Category Archives: Aiken SC

A Morning Of Memories

Earlier today, I attended the Aiken Department of Public Safety Employee Reunion Breakfast and it appeared that a good time was had by all. While I started my adventure as a firefighter/EMT back in 1976, I worked as a firefighter/driver-operator … Continue reading

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Submitted For Your Approval

I am Northern by birth and Southern by the grace of God. Twenty-three years and counting in the Catywampus Zone.

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What Happens When You Take Away Their iPhones

Below is an example of enthusiastic joy when Martha, a 2-year old rescue meets Henry, a 10-month old rescue. We took away their iPhones, so they had to find something else to do.  It didn’t take more than a few … Continue reading

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Corporate Spin (aka BS)

I read today that the bank branch that I have been using for almost 20 years, is closing this Spring. That, in and of itself is not a crisis in my life as most of our banking is done online. … Continue reading

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Can’t Drown A Heart

Is it egotistical to re-blog one of your own posts?  I hope not. A short, Throw Back Thursday Post. When In Doubt, Move On Picture of “Larry’s Last Stand”, February 2016. (It was the last time we played together as … Continue reading

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Low Tech In South Carolina

This week, following my Take The Backroads philosophy, I’ve already traveled about 100 miles on roads that I have never been on before. The picture below was taken less than 8 miles from where I live. I thought this was a … Continue reading

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I suppose today would be a good day to fix that pesky roof leak and maybe replace the couple of cases of water we have slowly used up since last Summer.

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What Happened?

“Some people complain because God puts thorns on roses, while others praise God for putting roses among thorns.” ~ Author Unknown.  The belief in God was never really a question for me. I believe, although my understanding of God has … Continue reading

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I Lied

I believe that I have stated that I would never do this again. I lied. Tomorrow, Megan, Martha and I will head to Charleston, SC  for Megan’s one-month, post-surgery check-up. We will then begin the seventeen-hour journey to Houston, arriving Thursday … Continue reading

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Yesterday, I was enlisted to take Martha to the local animal shelter to get her “talons” ground down a bit. Because Martha has an aversion to getting her nails done, we had to make arrangements for her to be sedated … Continue reading

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