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Friday, October 31, 2014

Jimmy Reed

Had … Bad

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson learned the hard way as he tells the story of the time he and his brother — sort of — jumped on a train and ended up having to be saved by Jaybird. (August 12, 2014, Page 4)

Sumpin’ To Look Forward To

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about perspective and how looking ahead usually makes things look better. (August 5, 2014, Page 4)

Don’t Never Listen To Women

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a confrontation with a kitten sparked by his daughters’ requests to save the animal. (July 29, 2014, Page 4A)

Death O’ Fear

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about life lessons and beliefs and expresses gratitude in learning early in life to stand up for what he believes in. (July 22, 2014, Page 4)

Disappearing Insurance

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a valuable lesson he learned early in life: much of the unhappiness in the world could be cured if lazy folks would find something to do and working folks would find nothing to do. (July 15, 2014, Page 4)

That $20

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story he heard from his group of storytellers about a boxing match between fighters from two rival towns and how one of the boxers had to work extra to get his desired outcome. (July 8, 2014, Page 4)

It’s All About Resonance

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the “king of fruits,” the watermelon, and how he learned from an expert how to pick the perfect melon by thumping to check the resonance. (July 1, 2014, Page 4)

Hooray — Hennie’s Home!

Local columnist Jimmy Reed reminds us of the value of our animals and pets as he recalls the story of lost Rhode Island Red chicken named Hennie. (June 24, 2014, Page 4)

The Darling of Dunleith

Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at the curiosity, inventiveness — and danger — of the young mind as he recalls an incident involving a homemade mini air balloon and the sheds near the cotton gin. (June 17, 2014, Page 4A)

Dads Aren’t So Dumb

Jimmy Reed recalls, with Father’s Day approaching, an initiation ceremony into the Mohicans club as a youngster, and how it was one of several times he discovered — later — that his father wasn’t nearly as dumb as he thought. (June 10, 2014, Page 4)

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