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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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Love Those High-Kicking Teams!

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for September 24, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             For “Decades Dress-up Day” recently, my school-teacher daughter wore her East Bernard High School Flag Corps outfit from the early 1990’s – and carried a flag to school. Her students got quite a kick out …

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Still Searching For “The Perfect Pickle”

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for Thursday, September 17, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             No doubt all writers are at least a tad obsessed with certain topics they find themselves writing about again and again. That’s certainly been true of me in my thirty-some years writing a newspaper …

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Not Always A Chip Off The Old Block

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for September 10, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             After teaching school for thirty years, I noticed an interesting pattern among the students I taught, — the sons of medical doctors quite often also became medical doctors, often pursuing the same kind of specializing …

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The Year All The Festivals Were Cancelled

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for August 27, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             Festivals have been celebrated throughout the world as far back as history records. Festivals, Fests, Fiestas, Fairs, Picnics! Whatever you call them, there seems to be a strong need for them within the hearts of …

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