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Colonoscopy ends stomach pains and doctors’ searching

by Bob Allen Most of us have good reasons for putting off certain unpleasant chores, and I have to admit I am guilty. When the word colonoscopy came up from my primary care doctor several months ago, I shuddered as memories from my first one about 10 years ago, came to mind. As...
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Favorite sayings always bring a chuckle

Roving by Bob Allen Following my request for favorite sayings, Connie Nourse responded with, “Well, the one my mother used if she thought I was getting upset over something unimportant, was ‘Fret not thy gizzard.’ Of course there’s a story to tell about that. “Mom’s mother went...

Exciting visit from my son

My son Greg, who lives in Wilmington, called Monday asking if he could sleep on our couch Saturday night and I told him of course it was available. It had been several months since he paid us a visit and his coming was the catalyst we needed to straighten and clean-up our home —...
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About ripe tomatoes, favorite sayings and passionate people

Roving by Bob Allen There are few things, if any, better than eating a ripe tomato freshly picked from your garden. As a kid, I would sprinkle a little salt on it after the first bite. And a close favorite was a thick slice of tomato between two slices of white bread, lathered...
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Fireworks spectacular fizzles to disappointed crowd

Roving by Bob Allen It was disappointing to say the least, noting the lack of American flags displayed at homes on July 4. Where are our patriots? Is being an American just taken for granted now? Many of the militia gave their lives, suffered serious injuries or have lasting ill...