Month: January 2020

Horton Foote’s Dramas Understood What Really Matters To Us

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for January 23, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             The movie, Baby, the Rain Must Fall, screenplay by Horton Foote, based on his three-act stage play, The Traveling Lady, was mostly filmed in Texas, with scenes filmed in Columbus, Bay City, Lockhart, and Wharton, …

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Handkerchiefs And Facial Tissues: A Short History Of Blowing Your Nose

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for January 9, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             Although my allergies call for a year-round supply of Kleenex (only brand we like), as a family, which includes by granddaughters who visit regularly, we tend to use more tissues during the winter months than …

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Seeing The Old Year Out, The New Year In, With A Jigsaw Puzzle

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for January 2, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             Some time between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, my family follows an old family tradition of building a jigsaw puzzle together. On December 29, 2019, we poured out 1,000 pieces of “’T’was the Twilight …

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