This is the time of the year when people of the farming community look back on past years and talk about the ones that were especially good and years that were not quite as good, but seldom bad. For many years of my life, much reminiscing was done during Farm-City Week, which has been celebr…

On August 29th, several weeks ago, my wife and I attended a memorial service for long-time friend Joyce Simchick who had passed away at the age of 89 years following a lifetime of service for her family and the tri-county area. The service included a eulogy by her pastor, the Rev. Christophe…

The story of “Ol’ Red” began for us almost 30 years ago, in the fall of 1990. My wife had been a fan of Chrysler-Plymouth automobiles as a long-time customer of Buzzard’s Garage in Reynoldsville and, at that time, was driving about town in a red ’79 LeBaron with a white vinyl top – a classy …

I have heard it said that, “All good things will come to an end if a person is willing to wait long enough.” One of those times did occur last Saturday evening when the 2019 version of our Jefferson County Fair came to its conclusion. I have often written about the things that we have planne…

We have all the furniture in our house that we need to live comfortably. As a matter of fact, a few years ago, we were gifted a set of wood rocking chairs by our boys and we couldn’t find places for them. Eventually, we re-gifted the rockers back to the givers and they are now enjoying them …

On the occasion of her 98th birthday on Groundhog Day a few years before her passing in 2017 at the age of 102, our good friend Gertrude Sterrett was asked how life had changed the most over time, almost a whole century for her. She cited changes in transportation, cooking and shopping, goin…

A common greeting on Christmas cards and other notes might say, “Another year has passed and here we are again!” In our case, that very thing has passed – another year has passed … since we celebrated our wedding anniversary the last time. Evelyn and I were married on the 4th of April and th…

The last few days have been a welcome relief from the winter weather of February and early March. Thursday morning, I stood at my living room window and looked out over the hills to the east, all the way to the mountains of the east in Clearfield County. There was very little trace of white,…

A group from our church accepted an invitation to get together last Thursday in the fellowship hall of the church for a sweetheart dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2019. The whole gathering was a fitting tribute for the occasion and was organized by the family of Sue and Denny Smith. I en…

Once again it is the time when many people in the Brockway area have begun to think about the possible choices for “Man and Woman of the Year.” To be eligible, the individuals must be residents of the Brockway community, which includes the borough and all the outlying townships included with…