July 4th brings back a special memory

Back in my single days — more than 40 years ago — a young lady I dated had an American-flag motif bikini swimsuit that she wore on the 4th of July. It got a lot of compliments, both for the design and the body that it sort of covered. When I used the photo of […]

When memories fade…

In the 2012 motorcycle accident that I refer to as “the great cow encounter” between my Harley Davidson Super Glide and a black steer on U.S. 221 on a dark Friday night, the “TBI” (traumatic brain injury) that occurred when my helmeted head struck the pavement has left me with memory problems and other impaired functions.

What a long, strange trip it’s been

Spent Saturday in a meeting with others members of the Harley Owners Group, planning a rational rally that is expected to bring about 2,000 motorcycle riders to Roanoke in June and featuring rides that will bring those riders to Floyd County and surrounding areas for four days.

Reflections on the past and looking to the future

At age 67, my days still start at 0500, or 5 a.m. to those who measure time that way, with a routine of checking newspapers online at places where I have lived over the years. The first stops at each publication are the “obituaries” because, at 67, the chances are that someone I know will […]