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Friday, August 1, 2014

Jimmy Reed

Them Dad-Gummed Dioxide Crystals

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that there are those better than he is at telling tall tales, and he gives an example of a story about a rainmaker that one of his friends told to make that point. (May 14, 2013, Page 4)

Farm Mama

Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his mother as Mother’s Day comes up this weekend, noting how she worked long hours to raise her children and take care of her family. (May 7, 2013, Page 4)

Knowin’ De Lick

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at how his childhood mentor, Jaybird, helped him learn to stand up for himself against bullies. (April 30, 2013, Page 4)

Drawing Out Leviathan

Fishermen are always looking for advice on how to catch the next “big one.” Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his early fishing days, some of that advice and a special lure that produced a big catch. (April 23, 2013, Page 4)

Fine Day For Fire Ants

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days growing up on a farm – and his run-in with some “hungry” fire ants one day while picking up bales of hay. (April 16, 2013, Page 4)

Sunday Insobriety

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his father’s attempt at producing his own wine and the problems it caused for young Jimmy and a friend when they drank a bit too much of the mix that tasted, to them, a lot like Barq’s Grape Soda. (April 9, 2013, Page 4)

You Might Not Get There

Local columnist Jimmy Reed reminds us of one of Yogi Berra’s sayings about getting where you’re going as he tells the story of a less-than-idea flight with a friend in his Piper Cub. (April 2, 2013, Page 4)

That Dirty 830

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story of a run-in with a John Deere tractor in telling how he learned that showing off and not paying attention to detail can cause more problems than good. (March 26, 2013, Page 4)

‘Dads

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a fishing trip with his mentor, Jaybird, and how he was introduced to the wonder of a Southern delicacy – crawdads. (March 19, 2013, Page 4)

Pearly-Eyed Wobbler

Local columnist Jimmy Reed issues a warning to Mr. and Mrs. American Consumer to check out the fine print and beware of the modifiers by recalling his experience with purchasing a super-duper, can’t-fail fishing lure as a youngster. (March 12, 2013, Page 4)

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