Mercs, ‘Stangs, Bugs and cruising in Muskogee
I was the only one of my friends who had a serious curfew in high school. All of us were good kids. At least at that time, none of us drank alcohol, smoked, cursed, or did too much of anything that would get us “into trouble” – a euphemistic phrase that could cover a variety of sins.
Cruising: Back when pop bottles bought gasoline
I’ve seen the teenagers parked along Downing, hanging out in the lots of businesses whose tolerant owners don’t run them off. They’ll be in groups of three or four, lounging on the hoods of their cars, waving and yelling as their friends roar up and down the four-lane.
Blocks are worth more than the clunkers atop them
When I was in college, several of my Indian friends liked to joke about old clunker cars. They insisted if you passed a house with a car up on blocks in the yard, it was probably an “Indian” house. I don’t agree, though. They’ve accepted that stereotype just because a lot of folks who live in this part of the world are, to one degree or another, Indian.
Bathroom is a man’s domain, so it has to have a TV
A friend told me the other day her husband had bought her a wine refrigerator, which she put in her bedroom. She said that was the only place she could find a spot for it.
Nothing to do with ‘men,’ but it should give you ‘pause’
It’s a funny word, “meno-pause.” It sounds like a dreaded disease or psychological condition that should give men pause before they make demands on the aging women in their lives. Actually, that’s pretty close to the truth.
Johnny Heisman puts bow on banner week
Has there been a more entertaining week in Southeastern Conference history? Serious question....
- Tahlequah, Muskogee should meet more often
Warm weather may be to blame for mousy behavior
If you are easily nauseated, you should skip this week’s column. If you insist on taking the plunge, I suggest you get a bucket.
In commercial buses, the back isn’t always cool
After last week’s column about school buses appeared, a reader told me he’d met his wife on a Continental Trailways bus to Albuquerque from Los Angeles. He had a stomach virus, which manifest itself in the small lavatory in the back of the bus. A woman seated near the lav confronted her sick fellow passenger, telling him if he were going to “do something horrible like THAT” in the bathroom, he ought to carry a bottle of air freshener with him.
Riding the bus wasn’t so cool back in the day
I’d like to meet Judge Pinkey Carr of Cleveland, who made news when she sentenced Shena Hardin to public shaming for driving on a sidewalk to avoid a school bus.
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