Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mad Dog

I never knew my dad’s coworkers by their true names. Each railroader was assigned a handle based on his first and middle initials. My dad was Dog Shit. His best friend was Mad Dog. Dog Shit and Mad Dog were … Continue reading

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Survival of the fittest

A story published in the Prospect-News recounts the adventures of brave Leroy Reddin, who killed a 63 inch timber rattlesnake during a hunting trip March 31. According to the P-N, the snake measured 10 inches in circumference and had 12 … Continue reading

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A post from my mother

Dear Farm Dogs: I appreciate you slaying the armadillo. You did an awesome job digging up the drain where he must have been hiding. Next time, please take the carcass away from the pump house and put the dirt and … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the homeland

These are real things that happen. 

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Law & Order

The following are excerpts, taken verbatim, from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Report and Doniphan Police Report, published in the April 11, 2012 issue of The Prospect-News. On April 2 a deputy was dispatched to Southeast Health Center of Ripley County … Continue reading

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Coffee cup wisdom

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A dispatch from the homeland

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