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Wednesday, Sept 17
Last year, the Buckaroo Days Festival turned into a wet mess. It was fun — and it made everyone love the chili cookoff that much more to get out of the rain.
Up the beach’s back roads at this not-quite-fall time of the year, brings back old memories. Memories of Mom, memories of Gram. You can almost see them alongside the road. Mom with her apron gathered into a big pocket for her finds and Gram and the aunties with baskets or lard buckets swinging from their hands.
Dear Abby: My dad died in April after a brief illness. Before he passed, my stepmother encouraged him to donate his body to science because she is to be buried with her first husband, and she didn’t want the expense of burying Dad.
Dear Abby: I’m a 15-year-old girl. When I’m with the high school group of kids at my church, I try to extend myself and talk, but they never reciprocate much. I always have to try to think of something to say and be careful I don’t embarrass myself. Especially around guys, I feel awkward and self-conscious.
The Bible says God “repented of the evil” he was about to do to mankind. Doesn’t this raise questions?
Four decades strong, George Thorogood &TheDestroyers started their 40th Anniversary tour this year in February. The group will play at the Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester on Thursday Sept 18.
Seeing as this gorgeous summer weather is going to abandon us in the hopefully not-so-near future, it seems a good time to remind folks about being prepared for emergencies and disasters. The December 2007 storm occurred just a couple of months after I arrived to this community. I was very lucky to have a friend and neighbor who was amply prepared so frankly I enjoyed the paid week off. However, but for his assistance, I would have been in quite a pickle as I was not at all prepared.
Dear Abby: I am a full-time mother of three young children and have been married for nine years. Since the beginning, my husband has pushed to have things “his way.” He struggles with his temper and has yelled at me over little things.
Whether or not the weather cooperates, September marks the beginning of fall baking season. It’s also the perfect time to try some recipes for “ordinary” cookies — good enough for a weekday lunch but not tied to any major holiday.
Dear Abby : Your response to “Offended Daughter” (Aug. 10), whose mother didn’t like her lounging in a bikini top at her house because of her weight, was inconsiderate, irresponsible and, frankly, offensive. You started off well, advising her to consider her mother’s preference because it’s her house, but your second paragraph took a wrong turn.