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Why are you surprised that you got arrested?

Riddle me this: why do people look sad in mug shots?
Most of the time, people get arrested because they’ve been dumb. In addition to being criminal.
They can’t be so dumb they’re surprised they were arrested, can they?
I have a Facebook friend (who is pretty close to being a real friend) who, from time to time, seeks Facebook friend input about how he should pose for his mug shot.
It’s just a matter of time, he contends. And he wants to be ready. No sad or surprised mug shot for him.

Why is your triumph more important than their sadness?

 

With Hillary Clinton’s concession speech as their rallying cry - “Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it” - young voters are wearing their hearts on their sleeves in expressing themselves about the Nov. 8 election.

They are disappointed, sad and angry. And people are making fun of them.

Stranded at sea, everything's going to be alright

Through the wonders of modern technology, I am writing to you from a cruise ship just off the coast of the United States. We are THAT ship - the Carnival Ecstacy - that cannot port in Charleston.
Hurricane Matthew has us stuck out here. There is a group of us from Laurens County who cannot get home. The Coast Guard and the Port of Charleston must do a post-Matthew assessment. They might let us dock Monday.

The long-awaited, much-anticipated update on the grandkids

Since you asked, here’s an update of all the grandchildren.
Wyatt is 13. He’s still into sports in a big way and still makes really good grades.
He made all As on several of his report cards last year. After he got one of them, his daddy said, “Just think what he could do if he studied.”
“He’d get all As,” I said.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember he’s a teenager because his favorite thing in life is to sneak up on somebody and scare them. Sometimes his mother gets him back and he squeals like a girl.

I've fallen (twice) and I can't get up

OK, so I’ve fallen twice in the last month. Not much hurt other than my pride. A little sore both times, but no bleeding. And, my lawyers require me to say, no alcohol was involved either time.
If you really love me like you claim to, you’ll know I celebrated my 65th birthday in June. Both falls have been since then. I think the two things – my birthday and falling – are related. And not in a familial way.

Do you eat supper with Mark Escude every night?

If you’re like me – and I know so many of you are – you enjoy sitting in front of the television to eat supper/dinner.
I didn’t get to do that when I was a sprout for a couple of reasons. One reason is my mother wouldn’t allow it. The second reason is we didn’t have a TV.
Wow. It’s out there now. I am really, really old. I’m that guy who tells the “when I was your age” stories that all the young people love so much.

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