Month: October 2020

So What’s Wrong With Life Giving You Lemons?

This article my Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for October 22, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             Some common aphorisms annoy me, the most bothersome one being, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” My annoyance is mainly due to the fact the axiom implies that lemons are not the best thing …

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Learning The Connection Between Wine And Vinegar

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for October 15, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             Most, if not all, general stores in the 1920’s and 1930’s made many of the things they sold, — such as cornmeal, vinegar, pickled boiled eggs, etc. Before she married my father, my mother worked …

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Thankful For “Old Yellow”, The Free Bus!

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for October 1, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             Before I stopped subscribing to a daily Houston newspaper a number of years ago, my favorite comic strip was Crankshaft, a cartoon character who happened to be a public-school bus driver. I knew several school …

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