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Columns by Chuck Clegg

Through the Lens: Chant of the Auctioneer

Over forty years ago I met a young man who could put the energizer bunny to shame. I’ll bet he woke up laughing and talking wanting to take on the day with a heart full of joy. That was a long time ago and he now has grown into a man. And still, he is energetic and always has a smile when I ...

Through the Lens: Damsel in Distress

Once upon a time when you heard the phrase, damsel in distress, you probably thought of a gallant knight in shining armor rescuing a maiden from the evil dark knight. Maybe even a Princess guarded by a great dragon preventing her from marrying the handsome prince. Or maybe you think of Robin ...

Good Old Days and History

Over the last couple of weeks I have written about our past being a part of the passing of time. What we recall as memories, is in the bigger picture the history of our lives and the events that surrounds each of us. Our lives contains both good memories and those that were not so pleasant. ...

A Remembrance of a Classmate

Last week when I read Mike Myer had passed away, I was sadden, knowing another member of the Magnolia’s Class of 1969 was no longer with us. After graduation, it was not until a few years later, that I came to know Mike was working as a journalist. He contacted me and asked if I would give ...

Memories of Radio Tubes

A while back Mary and I traveled to an antique flea market in nearby Pennsylvania. It had been many years since we attended the antique fair, and it had changed since we were there 20 years ago. Back then, dealers from New York, New Jersey, and other states in the north east, brought items not ...

Honoring the American Veteran

Each November, we honor those who served their country in a branch of the military during times of war and in peace. The names on the military honor roll numbers in the millions. It is on Veterans Day, we honor those who have passed into the pages of history along with those still with us ...