Garage Sailing

I love garage sales.

There are some habits that you pick up from family and some that you don’t. Going to garage sales is one that I picked up.

As a kid, my family went to garage sales and estate sales almost every weekend. Part of the reason for this, I suspect, was that my grandfather was a blacksmith and went to Canton Texas Trade Days each month to buy many of the shop items he needed for resale.

It was around 1968 ...

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70s Music Is More Than A Feeling

Kids nowadays may have cooler toys, but my generation had the best bands.

The 1970s produced some of the best music this country has ever seen. The bands that carried myself and other teens through that great decade are still as solid sounding in an mp3 file now as they were from an LP then.

The Beatles broke up in 1970, but the influence they had on their musical descendants lasted at least 10 great years. My love of rock music began ...

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Wagon My Tale

Vacations are not for the faint of heart.

Anyone who has ever taken children on a trip across country in an automobile knows exactly what I’m talking about.

Planes have certainly helped when it comes to travel, but it wasn’t always so easy.

Before air travel was common for the masses, when the school year would end American families would cram as much luggage and as many people as possible into a station wagon and head out on that summer’s adventure.

As screaming kids ...

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Sugar, Sugar or Honey, Honey?

There are many things that separate Northerners from Southerners, but the way we drink our tea has to rank near the top of the list of differences.

If you were born below the Mason Dixon line, it is assumed that you drink sugar in your tea. Lots of sugar. And, for the most part, your tea is iced tea, not hot tea. Some folks who drink hot tea in the south will put honey in it, but not sugar.

Most Northerners I’ve ...

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