This is the first time that I have shared (this) segment of my life in 1971, my year of junior high school.
When we speak with (and in) various words and tones, what to those with silence do?
I felt that this was the right time to tell you about my Flat bottom. And there is a lot more about my Flat bottom that I first thought.
Summer nights are magical, when you are young and care-free. So allow me to share some inherited wisdom for you: when this summer rolls around, savor each moment of those summer nights. I only wish that I could tell you why.
The next time that you hear, "oh, those old cotton fields back home," just remember. . .my cotton fields were not those that inspired the hit song.
Do you like fall of the year? I do. And with unbridled passion.
Frankenstein's monster, The Mummy, and The Creature From The Black Lagoon: all classic Hollywood monsters. But what would you do if you were to meet one of these beasts? Ever thought of that?
When was the last time that you thought about the Grizzly Bear? Sadly, I find myself not thinking about them enough. Thus, this hub.
In my days, from 1960 and on a few years, life was evident and always present at the back of the school bus.
Christmas holidays are almost here, and with this festive time of the year, that means parties and that means a lot of money to be spent on having a great time. But this time, your holiday season doesn't have to cause you to break the bank.
The full-beard. Have you ever just stopped and wondered all that there is about a full-beard? I have and I did. I found out a lot of things that I did not know. Come along with me and read all about it.
Do you recall the old saying, "Image is everything?" Well, it does. And no matter how you act, you can be funny or serious. It's all in how you act.
Communication, if kept clear and uncluttered, is one of the best tools in our world to help business thrive, people get along, and countries not have to go to war. Simple, uncluttered communication.
Some employees have it tough in their workplaces while there are some employees are just "punching bags" to the company supervisor. I pray that THIS hub will open the eyes of THOSE employees who are treated worse than the others.
Smoking, like a windmill, has been the object of attention of Don Quixote many years ago--and sadly, the windmill is still around.
"No man is an island." That is in a nutshell how "we" are either touching the lives of those around us, or "we" are touched by those lives. But with some people, both are very hard.
Rats have been around since Moses sent them as a plague to torment the Pharoah who was holding the Israelites against their will. Rats are still here, but this hub will help you with your fight against these rodents.
Change the clamor'd breath from a shadow that I stalk.
Watch your favorite TV Re-runs especially the westerns and when the saloon is seen, notice how many people are really "drunk," or have Red Eyes and Confused Speech.
This is a first. You may have seen the topic in real life, so relax and read what I have found out about "Half Things" in life.
This is a true story. And it has all of the four necessary elements: joy, safety happiness, and sadness. (Steer clear of the fourth segment).
Sometimes we can go a lifetime and never meet "that" woman or man, but sometimes we do. This is a personal narrative about such of a woman that I met.
Accidents happen to all people, but do all people have the accidents that "I" have had?
All forms of life has it. Skin, a covering, not easy to tell.
The bathroom has to be the most-used room in any home, but it is also the most-overlooked home in our homes--until now. This hub is dedicated to the 10 bathrooms that I have "visited" over the years and how they rate on the scale of 1 through 10, with 10 being the worst and 1 being the best.
A man searching for an angel finds a surprise at his life's end.
A man sought an angel one day in his youth. In his dying hour, he met her.
This is the deepest question I have ever asked of you? Or anyone else for that matter.
It's funny how often we can walk by the most-gorgeous creations and when we can appreciate them, we foolishly take them for granted.
All human beings at one time or the other, experience loneliness. But it's how they express it is what counts.
Love knows no age nor boundary. in this piece, a feisty lady in her lat 40s is deep in love with a beau she has known for years. But now he is a single man coming down a long road to meet her. Finally.
There he was in a dark, sandy beach watching her, his love and what love was meant to be.
You have to admire, at least respect the gesture of protesting (against injustice in minorities) in America, by Colin Kaepernick's kneeling before the National Anthem is played before each NFL contest.
Unless you have felt 'it," then you will never know "it."
Remember "that" special moment when your school term came to an end and your summer school vacation started? I hope that you relive "that" same feeling in this hub.
Love cannot be fully-described; completely-organized and if this mortal's sayings are true. . .how can one love be so true?
A man's eyes focuses on one beautiful area of a beautiful woman. It might be her eyes, lips, or maybe her laugh. But in this case, it is her brunette hair.
If ever living thing is important, then so are trees. I had a tree, Mr. Oak was his friend. He was very wise. He is the inspiration for this hub.
I drink coffee. Lots of it. Fact is: I have loved and drank coffee since the tender age of five. And our relationship has not slacked off at all.
A journey doesn't necessarily mean a thousand miles, but in a closer look, some of life's journeys are mere steps.
Learning the wide difference between success and arrogance can cause us to lead a more thankful life.
This piece is not a piece about gangbusters, sharp humor, but how one guy impressed me so much without saying so many words.
The equation for a successful, happy marriage is: Talk Plus More Talk equals happiness.
If you look really hard, I would bet that you could find a lot of oversights in the advertising signs that we all see each day.
There is a difference in being alone and lonely. Me? I am a loner at heart.
Sarah Huckabee gets told to leave due to her working for her boss and unless this isn't stopped, someone is going to go hungry tonigh
Time was, love used to be a splendored thing, but in the years that have flew by, another "casualty" has been lost: common sense as it pertains to the dating couples as well as the married folks.
If you had the choice of being a Third Wheel to a loving couple, (man and woman) or a famous bull-fighter? What would you choose?
People such as Anthony Bourdain only come our way once in any given lifetime. They are here, they create, and then they go. I give this to the survivors and friends of such a talented person: Anthony Bourdain.
One day I want to wake up and get the newspaper and read (on front page) "what it was" that Stormy Daniels and President Trump allegedly done way back them.
From what I have learned, being a supportive role for President Trump would not have been that tough for me to go with him for this historical meeting with North Korea's Supreme Leader, Jong-un.
Simply put: a heart-felt hub in honor of my dad for Father's Day, June 17, 2018. And if this hub were to be included in a (a) HubPages' Father's Day Hub Contest, I hope that this one wins. Not for my honor, but his.
It was time to give some hard-working people a bit of needed-praise. The tour guides of America are some of the most-dedicated people that I know. I am just sorry that I haven't written this to them.
Dreams come. Dreams gone. But what to do with those dreams that never die?
Billboards? Sky-writing? Soon, these new advertising ideas may take how you find out which shoes to buy.
This hub is NOT to promote anyone to try and deal with poisonous snakes or short--tempered grizzly bears.
This is for the most part, a serious piece that talks about why there are more male State Troopers than females in the Alabama State Troopers.
When young guys began the Sagging Pants Showing Their Underwear Fad, America loved it, so to speak. But what went wrong with women who didn't want to partake of this fad?
Year after year, goodbye's and kissing again and again. What doth a mariner's lover expect?
When you read this piece, do not look in awe. Just as sure as you start to think that things like that are in this hub cannot and will not happen, go then to the book, Animal Farm, by George Orwell.
She's captive inside a moonlit dream and he is working quietly to bring her to his lips.
You tell me. With the mega-intelligence of mankind and equip him with the right tools, there is no limit to what he can design. But I beg someone to tell me the sense of a camouflaged duck call.
Be careful in how you present and drink your next lemonade.
This rendering is from my heart of hearts and it is all about my best friend, shelter, and defender when the world was against me.
This is a first. An honest piece about a person who knows the shame of having empty pockets.
So simple, but yet so illusive to the world. A big smile and a nice behavior. Priceless.
We might as well face it. We cannot beat it. Trial this, and Trial that. Everything seemingly is a Trial.
This hub is something that I learned while staring into the screen of my Macintosh computer at my work in the newspaper business.
Someday we will wake up and find a lot of America's inventors have been hard at work to make life easier and to even save the life that we cherish.
Along the seven seas, his true love is always illusive while an aching heart follows his unsure missions.
She's here. She's there. And sometimes, she's nowhere, but always hurting the random love of a nameless man.
The barn loft has to be the most-overlooked and under-rated of all farm-related places. Talk about sad.
It's the small things that can cause so much trouble. Such as: a case of stomach trouble at an important meeting.
It's what's on the inside that counts. Amen. And so goes the Ignorance Germ.
As you know, when progress moves, so does those little things that come with being a human being. I hope that you enjoy this piece. I have already showered.
Consider the hand-shake. It's been around since time itself. So I thought it would be nice to give the hand-shake its needed pat-on-the-back.
It had to happen. Now it has happened in and out of Hollywood. Look at the celebrities on TV--and their Useless Eyeglasses that do NOT work, but the "stars" wear them anyway.
There were others in his game, Food Peddling in rural places in the south, but there was only one Mr. Oklin, the first Peddler that I met at age eight.
To my knowledge, I've not spoken about the late George C. Wallace, my governor twice and his wife, Lurleen, in Alabama. Until now.
I used to hate houseflies. Now I do not because when I lived the short life of a housefly, I simply didn't understand them.
If you only knew what "I" think happens to (some) late-night restaurant employees when all of the customers are gone.
I will be honest. This piece is far from being my best narrative. I could have written most of a book about my friend, "Wendall," and still have plenty to say.
It's amazing at the many priceless memories that I (once) overlooked.
It occured to me that as long as I have lived in God's Country, the South, I have never shared a few things that "we" Southern guys enjoy. Read and have fun.
I thought that I had seen it all. But one night last week I saw a TV commercial about men's haircuts and I learned a lot more than I wanted.
It's time to get real, rough, and true. Fox or Possum Hunting, the names alone is enough to make me get the chills. Read and find out about these events.
If a crowd is rich enough and arrogant enough, a man of lower station than I, can make his way in and out without any trouble.
The "monster" who visits every married couple at one time or the other. Awww, come on. Read this piece. You will laugh.
No matter if you had a bad day, the Insect World has it a lot worse!
A snapping trouble is mean, nasty, and will hurt you without any trouble.
The Wild Boar didn't ask to be born or be here with us, but there they are--tearing up property, eating whatever's not nailed down. I say, let's tame them and make them valuable lives in society.
I love mules. I can love horses, but I guess I love mules because my family and I owned a mule when I was six.
I cannot talk about a Dung Beetle without waves of sadness going over me.
This commentary is nothing new. Just something new to say about my favorite drink: Coffee.
It's time that we all opened our eyes to see the poor, down-trodden lobster that has went mostly over-looked as a great gift for your special occasions.
When you read this piece, you can thank God that you are not a used car.
It could happen. I wish that I could manufacture such a catchy-summary that you would be spell-bound. So . . .abra, kadabara! So readers be spell-bound!
I am not blowing my own horn, but THIS Narrative Can and Does BEAT (Silly) every Vacation (film) by Chevy Chase and the last one by Ed Helms. Did I say this beats that film Silly?
You'll just have to read this piece in order to understand it.
Okay, I did it. I adopted a full-size skeleton. His name is "Sal." What a nice guy. I hope that you do not think me a freak for befriending him.
not as much a piece of new machinery that a thousand or so sweaty people built in a span of 73 + hours and what really amazed the masses was the thing worked.
This narrative is just one of the things I have in mind that I shall never see, feel, or talk about. But don't let this hinder you from reading this sad narrative.
A lot of things, innocent things, go on each day. But unless we stand up and declare for "moderation," our world will be over-run with Hell's Angels.
Does love really have many faces, shapes, and sizes? Maybe this narrative might show you something (outside of the box) about love.
Stanza's short, but oh so true. The only honest view is seeing you.
My dad was a simple man. He wasn't fancy in the least. His love for my mom, his work and Purple Martins were what made him more than memorable.
Just for a moment--just look back into your childhood to where an aunt or mom might be talking to you to make you laugh.
More than two eyes are looking into a lazy rain. Then each, without speaking, describe their feelings.
They're there in every scene of every TV show--those little inconsisties that drive us nuts.
Take a moment tomorrow when you go to work, school, shopping. Stop and look. You might see a police car that reminds you of a certain age or a certain memory. I did.
I promise to not bore you. I can summarize this commentary in one easy sentence: unless you are wealthy, you need not visit.
It was there all along. I am very grateful to have stumbled on yet another teenage boys' ritual.
In my younger days, the three things in the headline above is all my dad said was for him to be happy.
Have you ever wondered why "I" have never skated on ice? Well, the truth is . . .just read this commentary.
The Raccoon Hunt, not just a male-only sport, but the roots of this Southern heritage reach to the 1800's.
I hand you the Truth about former Hollywood celeb's working in that magical place, "Surreality." I still cannot believe it.
Can one so powerful, yet gentle be so troubled in the waking hours?
The telephone. What a friend. What a needed-area of life. How do you feel toward your telephone?
This Abstract/Prose piece takes place at two times and simultaneously. See other Summary at end.
When was the last time that you DID NOT see a Coca Cola billboard, ad, or TV commercial?
I never knew that there was so many uses for Corn. Corn Flakes, Corn Casserole and you can read about Corn Cob Jelly.
If you have a small creek or river near your home, then you are blessed person. Our small rivers and creeks are disappearing, so enjoy them while you can.
This topic should have been presented years ago--and when you read it, I hope that you are enlightened as well.
If you've ever thought about moon shining, there is a way lot more to "that" type of work than meets the eye.
One old man's last day of life--not every man or woman's story never the same.
I openly confess to overlooking and taking our friends, the mule for being such Americans whom we love.
The dashing star of Days of Our Lives, "Patch," is whom I wonder what work he claims to do--since I've never seen him do any work.
On our Road of Life, we may meet over 10,000 people, but only Know a few. This one woman, "Mammy," doesn't fit into any category.
Sometimes, when I get hungry, I make-up Free Mental Games that I play while waiting on my food. Read and enjoy.
This narrative talks about how Boredom can be bad or even cause one to gain a lot of wealth.
They're all but gone now. Life seen, heard, and felt inside America's drive-in theaters. Us allowing these icons to disappear should be the shame of us all.
Were you a part of the Civil Rights demonstrations? Or were you on the sidelines supporting them? Either way, you felt what was at stake.
It's all how and where you look in life that makes a world of difference.
There was (a) time when people used the old two-wheel lawnmowers and life was good . . .for the moment.
Hay is one of the most-important things a farm can have. Realistically, there is more about hay than meets the eye.
Watch the next Classic TV western and you will see the cleanest teeth in the mouths of the show's outlaws and bush whackers.
It's been a part of my life for many years. Coffee. Now I feel bad for not acknowledging the value of coffee earlier. I'm sorry. If you are a coffee drinker, enjoy--your coffee and this narrative.
Ever been involved with a dating site? Scary, huh? That is why I chose to date the old-fashioned way--romance and music under a starry sky.
Notice the photos on this piece. What if they could talk? Ever wonder?
If you or your mom or grandmother knows about Cat Head Biscuits, you are all blessed. My mom made Cat Head Biscuits and was very blessed.
Please DON'T laugh. I am sharing a dream with you.
This piece hardly needs a summary, because the headline should tell you a lot about the commentary below.
It was "her." I didn't think that "we" would ever see each other again--after that bad break-up.
If you have EVER worked, even for a short time, in the newspaper business, then you will like this piece. Of course it was Severely edited.
All Gunsmoke fans, take a good look. Watch a few older Gunsmoke shows with Chester Goode (Dennis Weaver) and see if he is fascinated by food or not.
Did you know that us guys now have our own phrase? Yep. It's a guy thing is very popular. Even I say it. What does that say about me?
I bet that your suspicions about this piece are running wild. Nuff' said.
It's already in the process of time, pardon the pun. One day Patriots' super-star Tom Brady WILL play in his final NFL game.
You don't see them anymore. Not even in our Saturday morning cartoons. Old Fashioned Burglars. Gotta love 'em.
This narrative is dedicated to everyone who knew (a) Tommy in their ninth-grade year.
This is a personal narrative that I urge you to read, but grab your coffee or ginger ale, put your feet up and read this offering. The dishes can wait.
Sunglasses have and always been a Very Important part to any successful fashion presentation. Sunglasses are flexible and go with almost anything. But there those who cannot wear sunglasses.
If you are human, then you are like me in finding that some things that people say is really very ignorant.
This is another true tale from my "simple," teenage life. And this narrative taught me how to not be too suspicious of Substitute teachers.
We've all got them. Let's make a conscious-effort stop the Ugly Mannerisms at Home.
Two more ways for males who have never dated to be on guard when a pretty girl catches their eye.
This Personal Narrative is about one of my favorite uncles. The text is all true and very poignant. Just real life. No smoke or mirrors. Enjoy.
What is life all about? Honestly, I wish that I did. And more over, I wish that you knew, so you could share it with me.
Watergate and Congressman, Ervin, along with John Dean, were what we watched on TV in latter 1974. I still have ideas about "what," not "who" discovered the cover-up.
From this moment forward, I will be the "New Me." I will not think or act like I did for the previous 64 years. This is a new beginning.
Are we as a society so intelligent that even those of a higher level of intelligence have resorted to watching people like me, "below average?" Think about this.
The late Cameron Mitchell worked and fought the odds of survival until the last breath that he took. I felt it needful to publish this narrative.
Are you an NFL fan? I am. For now. But if the "new" rule changes keep causing confusion, maybe I should start studying how to cross-stitch.
They are few in number, but not extinct. The Small Diners. If you've never visited a small diner, you have missed a true slice of real life. And it's all tasty.
They're great! They're small! But oh, how Wonderful, the Small Diners.
Is America "really" the Home of The Brave and Land of The Free? Read this piece and make up your own mind.
What a night. I really thought that Amateur Wrestling was a sham. Read to find out about this true adventure.
Can true love really happen (and) flourish with two companions with busy, powerful, and wealthy lives?
I met it. Felt it. And it took my ambition to a road where my dreams were going and I died on the wrong pathway.
A personal Abstract/Narrative directed at "real" and metaphorical life.
Love at First Sight can and does happen. It happened to me in 1972. I still remember the perfume that she wore.
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Father of Gonzo Journalism, left us on Feb. 20, 2005, and in a lot of ways, it's like he is still with us.
This is a Treasured Secret about women, but the "cat is out of the keyboard."
This is a poem of abstract places, emotions and feelings--both felt and lived by two lovers living in a present setting on up until their final breath.
Manual Labor. It's as if "this" mode of survival has all but been washed away with our Liquid Silicone shampoo and Copper wire that runs our cars. Manual Labor. I knew "it" years ago.
Gyms, to me, are like Kryptonite to Superman. I cannot stand them. If you have thought about joining a gym, read this narrative.
This is a very true, and very sad commentary about a man whom I met once, at age five. He was my mom's dad, and knew the value of work and moreover, he knew how to work. He was a coal miner.
Remember Woodstock, those "three days of music and peace?" Although I didn't go, but if I had took to hitching it, I would have been hauled to jail.
This personal narrative is True. But I thought it prudent to keep the name of this town in the topic and citizens' names kept free--besides, it's not really about them anyway.
Ever been to (a) beach? Have you ever been alone and just thought about the beach? It can be very eye-opening.
You will enjoy reading this personal commentary and it is TRUE.
Okay, I'm a male. I have wondered sometimes, how, not why, I would ever approach a Lady of The Night. You may want to read this without your kids.
And now . . .a hard-hitting, spine-tingling report from inside the NFL. Do not worry. This is a Children-Friendly Narrative.
This is a true story. True horror. Me, my wife, daughter, my wife's brother and his best friend, going to Opryland and what happened at this rundown motel.
If you watched the Dec. 12 Senatorial Election pitting Dem. Doug Jones and Rep. Roy Moore, then you will understand why women in 2017 should keep on talking so someone in power will believe them.
When I was seven, I made several trips with my dad to take his grain to be ground at Ford's Mill, in our hometown: Hamilton, AL., these memories about the gristmill are ever present and appreciated.
This is just one of those tales that one enjoys by themselves, but chooses to share it with friends one day. That day and tale is now.
You just had to be there when that slick monster, Spontaneity, met a crowd inside Barnes & Noble and the scene was not funny.
It had to come out sooner or later. I am an American and an Alabamian, but I do not fish. You may read--but don't judge me, please.
I was 12 at the time. A male. And a Sears-Roebuck catalog with a large selection of women's lingerie. Need I say more?
Be advised -- this is a true narrative about (a) certain talk between my good friend, Randy Pearce, and I, during a break in high school one morning. I have only the truth about that talk.
Everyone, even the elite of life, needs just one faithful friend.
I've dreaded sharing this narrative about Charles Manson dying from natural causes. I did not like Manson. And was not sad of his death. Sue me!
If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I would not have believed it. Paul Newman, Hollywood film icon, writer, actor, race car driver and salad dressing designer . . .with a sweater on.
His name was, and hopefully is, Joe Collier, a friend of mine in 1970. He had just did one tour of duty in Vietnam. The rest he told me I am now sharing with you.
Do we really know what is in the soul of an obscure man?
This is a True Narrative. If you were living in 1970, then you should get a kick with this story plus, you might relive a few of your own special memories.
We all belong to two groups--especially three weeks until Christmas. Please take your time and read this narrative. Thanks.
A painful truth--about how easy a man, although in love, can be easily swayed by just one color.
This is a true commentary about what is going on with Roy Moore and Doug Jones and the Dec. 12, Senate Election.