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Raising chickens

Back in the early sixties, there was no city ordinance against people raising chickens in their backyards.  My mom and dad were country folks by birth, so raising the yard birds was something that just came naturally.

Birthday Boy

My birthday is this week. I celebrate 66 years on the planet. Through the years, the gifts from my lovely spouse Jilda have evolved. During the early years when my hair was thick and my waistline was thin, she gave me records, books and snazzy clothes.


January 20, 2017 – sunrise at 7:16 AM, sunset at 6 PM.  Our Mississippi day will be warm and pleasant.  In Washington, D.C. it will be just the opposite.