Back on the soap box(s) again

By TIM BEELAND,

It happened again Monday just after 7:00 a.m. while on my way to work. The traffic signal facing me at the intersection of Hillsboro Street and Hwy. 80 in Forest turned green. I was on Hillsboro so that means the light had to be red on the side the folks traveling on Highway 80 were on. Everyone knows that, right?











‘Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind’

By TIM BEELAND,

Most folks my age, and older, can tell you where they were and what they were doing 40 years ago today, August 16. I was sweeping the floor at the A&P grocery store in Newton when an older gentleman came through the front doors with tears in his eyes. “Elvis is dead,” he said. Just like that. I remember it as clear as a bell.


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