Hot Dogs And The Declaration Of Independence

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for July 1, 2021, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.           Although 74 million Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with a backyard barbecue, my wife and I have usually followed what we consider a long held American tradition of having hot dogs on Independence Day. …

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The Shirt That Went From “Under” To “Outer”

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for June 24, 2021, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.           Although the old saying, “Clothes make the man,” has some truth to it, clothing trends change rather frequently, and, every decade or so, rather drastically. A case in point is the T-shirt, which in my …

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As American As Pickled Onions? This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for June 10, 2021, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas. Sunday I pickled two more jars of onions, making a total of seven or eight jars since I began “pickling” about a month ago. I couldn’t find my mother’s recipe box, …

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