Two Nagging Epidemics

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Dateline Dayton – Even though Tuesday was Valentine’s Day, we chose to celebrate on the next day to avoid the crowd. I worked on Tuesday since we were having a pizza party, and that would allow Pauline and me to have breakfast Wednesday morning and then an early supper. It was a good idea since the restaurant was not busy. … Read More

Is Unity a Forlorn Hope?

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Dateline Dayton — I took Pauline to her eye doctor appointment at 12:30 last Thursday, and four hours later we were leaving the building. I had warned her, that this doctor is slow. Her regular eye doctor retired at the end of last year, and this was her first visit. I use the same doctor — until I want a … Read More

Emerging a Winner in Las Vegas

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Dateline Dayton — While I was in Las Vegas last week, I made a side trip to Southern California to see my friend Editor Ari in Culver City. It wasn’t easy getting to California. I started by getting lost in Las Vegas. I finally went with my gut. I didn’t try to follow directions. It worked, I was on I-15 … Read More

Time to Move the Bed

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Dateline Dayton — New carpeting was installed in our bedroom 10 days ago. I didn’t realize how much stuff we had in our bedroom, until I had to move it. With help from our son Chris, everything was out on Wednesday night, with the exception of the bed and the actual dressers. On Thursday morning I took the bed apart … Read More

A Date with Alzheimer’s

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Dateline Dayton – My wife Pauline, who has Early Stage Alzheimer’s, gave up the keys to her car last week without any comment. She hasn’t driven in quite some time, so I don’t think it was a big deal. My real concern is: I am not sure if she realizes she has given up driving. Going Shopping No wonder retail … Read More

The End of Normal Times

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Dateline Dayton — Now it just not the NFL players getting in trouble, coaches want in on the action. Since the coach in question is a former football player, I believe my theory is correct that the many blows to players’ heads impair their mind. If that’s not the case, they sure aren’t very smart to jeopardize their career with … Read More

Off to a Quiet Start

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Dateline Dayton — Hope everyone had a happy time welcoming the New Year, and so far, at Day 5, 2017 has been good. After breakfast on New Year’s Eve, Pauline and I sent the daylight hours doing errands.  By 5 o’clock we were on our way to dinner, but Pauline wasn’t feeling well. We returned home.  Supper was so exciting … Read More

Food for Life’ Could Be Our Motto

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Dateline Dayton – For the Hennessey clan, we celebrated Christmas two days early, last Friday. Everyone made it, with the exception of our three grandchildren from Michigan, who had to work. Although I was not felling great — I was coming down with the CUC cold – everything went very well. Everyone had a good time.  Each family brought food … Read More

Finding a Lost Car at Christmastime

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Dateline Dayton – Twas the week before Christmas, and… Last Thursday was my regular dental appointment, and I knew my dentist was not going to be happy with me. He wasn’t. He said I should have come in as soon as I lost my tooth. I told him I already had made three emergency visits since my last checkup. I … Read More

Do Dentists Have Christmas Spirit?

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Dateline Dayton – As if the times aren’t hectic enough… Last Thursday we attended church for the feast day, and then went to breakfast followed by important errands. Later we drove down to Cincinnati for granddaughter Madi’s Christmas — or Holiday, as they refer to it — program. Madi not only had a solo but also lines to speak. Since … Read More