Last Tuesday my calendar reminded me that on that day in 1981 folk singer Harry Chapin died. If you’re not familiar with him, his most famous songs were “Cats in the Cradle,” and “Taxi.”
Gravy by the Slice
Life as seen from the perspective of a longtime Maderan.
Reading The Red Line in Tuesday’s edition, I see I got smacked pretty hard by someone who thinks I’m an idiot for promoting fireworks.
I am not a fan of summer. The triple-digit heat and my personal R30 insulation are a prime example of why. This latest heat wave has been brutal. The older I get the more it bothers me.
Forty years ago this month, 372 of my classmates and I graduated from Madera High School.
Yesterday near Nashville, my favorite people celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. Pete Kirk and Nada Gibbins were high school sweethearts.
Tomorrow is Father’s Day. Both of my dads, my father and father-in law, are gone. My father-in-law Gordon Nix died on March 30, 1980. My father Ralph Hill died Feb. 23, 1993.
Next Wednesday is one of my banner days. June 12, 1995, I started work at The Madera Tribune as a retail advertising sales executive.