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TERRY & ESTHER CHAMBERLAIN

MY MIXED-UP FAMILY AND YOURS

Just got another one of those ugly email forwards that are driving me bonkers.

Ethnically speaking, my mother was Scottish, my father Irish--likely other traces as well. My first wife was German and my sons, obviously, are Scottish-Irish-German. Esther is Scottish-English. Her children are Scottish-English-indigenous. Our grandchildren--well, forget it, this gets way too complicated.

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SOME DOUBTFUL MYTHS OF CHILDHOOD

Ah, children. Wonderful little creatures they are, their charms celebrated in song, poem and story from time immemorial.

The problem is, most of those who compose the tributes to childhood are so far removed from that stage of their own lives that they have forgotten what it was really like. So they fall back on a series of popular myths. For example:

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NEW YEAR’S: MIDNIGHT, MERRYMAKING & MEMORIES

New Year’s celebrations in my world have changed drastically over the years--and not just for me.

Among my childhood memories are listening  on radio in our farm home to the events in New York’s Times Square, including, of course, Guy Lombardo’s band playing Auld Lang Syne. Only my mom, dad and brothers were present.

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THE BEST AND THE WORST OF MY CHRISTMAS GIVING

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Sounds very noble, doesn’t it? Those words from the Bible, attributed to Jesus, are often quoted, and I most sincerely believe and commend them. Which means I have always acted accordingly, right?

Well, no.

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MY STRUGGLES WITH MISDIRECTION

Snowden people don’t like having their town dragged around. 

In my October 4 column I gave the location of Snowden as five miles west of Smeaton. Now it had never been located there before, and Snowden residents did not wish to have it moved. So, correction:  I hereby return it to the spot five miles EAST of Smeaton where it has been--except for that brief westward jaunt--for the past 85 years.

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Wednesday November 17, 2021