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Wayne Mitchell

Taking a shine to Jenny’s car

Rain started coming down in sheets shortly after our son Joe and I headed to Memphis early Saturday evening to pick up Jenny at the airport. The wind was blowing and it was difficult to see the lane markings on U.S. 78. I slowed to about 40 mph along with the other traffic, but the […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Summer plan out of whack

Tomorrow we start summer schedule around our house. It’s the time of year when we get up a little later, relax on the patio a while after work, spend time watering the flowers and the grass, and eat dinner an hour later than the rest of the year. Summer schedule is built around my wife, […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Life intervenes in the plan

When it comes to our summer vacation, I plan ahead. Usually before the end of February, I have nailed down flights, hotels and just about everything else except where we are going to eat. (I’ve been known to even do that.) Even though we don’t go until June, I like to leave nothing to chance. […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Mothers’ Club plans ahead

Last spring Joy Fisher called and asked if I would come speak to a meeting of the New Albany Mothers’ Club. I said I would if I didn’t have a conflict. “When would you like me to come?” I asked, as I opened my appointment calendar. “At 3 p.m. on April 8, 2015,” she said. […]

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Wayne Mitchell

It’s time for the memories

Our son Joe is shopping for a watch. Yes, he still wears one, even though he’s part of the generation that has mostly forsaken watches in favor of just keeping a smart phone in one hand much of the time. But he keeps his cell phone in his front pants or shorts pocket, sort of […]

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Wayne Mitchell

A magazine and two goodbyes

Today is Administrative Professionals Day, part of a week dedicated to the people in many organizations who provide the support that helps keep them running. It wasn’t always called that. The day and the week began as National Secretaries Week in 1952.Both the title of the week and the day were changed in 2000 to […]

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Wayne Mitchell

A good excuse for sneaking out

Jenny and I were a little embarrassed, sneaking out before the end of the Rotary Club’s charity auction Friday night, but we had a pretty good excuse. I already had told Billy Wiseman when he invited us to attend that we probably wouldn’t be bidding on much because we already had too much stuff for […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Shaving gel from Thailand? Really.

I was holding a can of shaving gel one morning last week and preparing to shave when I happened to notice that the small print on the can read “Made in Thailand.” Now why would my shaving gel be made in Thailand? I wondered. Not that I have anything against Thailand. I actually enjoyed a […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Procrastination and garage doors

Sometimes procrastination pays off. At least that was my spin on the events last week when our garage door stopped working. It had been screeching much of the winter when I punched the remote-control button to raise or lower it. But I had chalked it up to the weather causing the tracks to contract a […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Spring Sports Preview time

Well, it’s March – the time when my mind turns to sports, March Madness and our first glossy magazines of the year. I’ll admit that I spend a lot of time about now watching the NCAA college basketball tournament. I don’t really have any of my favorite teams in the tournament, but it just seems […]

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