Monthly Archives: November 2009

Can a fish drown?

Yes. At least a walleye did in 1997 according to the Potawatomi Inn at Angola, Ind.’s, Pokagon State Park. The story at the Inn goes that “[a] walleye was found in the summer of 1997, floating in nearby Crooked Lake. It had a bluegill lodged … Continue reading

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Outboard motors

There really is a hobby or a subject of interest for everyone. As evidence, I cite an exhibit of outboard motors currently on display in the Potawatomi Inn at Angola, Ind.’s, Pokagon State Park. Now I know absolutely nothing about outboard motors or … Continue reading

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Ex

Ex-wives, ex-girlfriends, ex-houses, ex-dogs. Sounds like a country music song, doesn’t it? Alas, it is how a relative described his life thus far in a town in northeast Indiana. Now he has his own house and his own dog. Maybe … Continue reading

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Dupont Road

Mom and I got lost on Dupont Road in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Wednesday, November 25, trying to find DeBrand Chocolatier. Boy, has this part of town changed. Now I’m going to sound like a little old lady, but I remember when Dupont … Continue reading

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Toilet paper and foil

What Aunt G. asked Mom to bring to her house for Thanksgiving dessert night. I’m not kidding. It’s a long story. And a Blessed Thanksgiving to all.   © J. L. Bates and chezjlb.wordpress.com, 2009.  See Copyright Page for complete … Continue reading

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Land of the lost

That is the reason for my absence the last couple of days. I am back in Fort Wayne, Ind., where Mom has conservative talk radio on all day and where Aunt G. apparently watches Fox News. Oh, no, wait. That’s another blog. … Continue reading

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NFL – Week 11

Chicago Bears: Lost; at least it was a good game New Orleans Saints: Won; one of two teams remaining undefeated this season (Indianapolis Colts the other undefeated team) Pittsburgh Steelers: Lost; Baby-Baby Brother and the travails of his Terrible Towel continue from last week’s … Continue reading

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