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Page 9A - The MalakoffNews Do you have trouble get. ting to sleep? Don't like tak- ing pills? Do what I do: lis- ten to audio books. It works great for me. Sometimes I go to sleep on the first chapter; or sometimes it is real interesting, and I listen for a whole CD or tape. rve been doing this for a while. I've checked out a lot from the library, and Fve bought a bunch, usually at a bar- gain price. Lately I've been thinking I needed to share some of them, and possibly get some more in return. I thought about asking if some of you have some CDs you'd like to trade with me. Then I had a better idea. I'm going to take mine down to Comer Store Books, at 211 South Terry, and leave them for Randy Rader to handle the trade. This will make it eas- ier for you to get to them, and will get you into Randy's store where you might just find some other literary treasure to buy. Randy will get $2 per ex- change. You and 1 will each get a new (to us) CD to lis- ten to. These are mostly mysteries, mad a romance or two, b)" people such as Stu- art Woods, James Lee Burke~ Michael Connelly, SandmBrown, David Bal, dacci, and others. There are several by famous names that haven't been opened, that I got in a package deal, that just didn't look like they would be good sleepy- time listening. I hope if this interests you, you'll check them out. Rand)' could use the business and I could use some mor~ audio books. I also have a ton of audio cassettes. Rand), has a lot of those on her shelves, too, so I'm not taking those. I still have a tape player, and the)' work fine tar me. lfyou are interesting in swapping some of these, let me know. I have all sorts Or Randy would sell you some really cheap. I'm sort), to say I just haven't been coming up with any good adventures to tell you about lately, but luckily, I keep coming up Loretta Humble Around About with some pre good quiza~s. Unluckily, most are designed to show us how old we a,e. RobcmaVin- son, a great night nurse at the nursing home, left me a note saying she got every one of last week's Older than Dirt quiz. Said she couldn't tell if she ought to be proud of herself or de- pressed. At least we don't have to grade ourselves this week. A TEST FOR OLD KIDS 1. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, "Who was that masked man?" In- variably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind? 2. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on The Show. 3. Get your kicks, _.____ 4. "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed 5. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ___," 6. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Wa- tusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the 7. Nestle's makes the very. best... 8. Satchmo was America's Ambassador of Goodwill. Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was. 9. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? 10. Red Skeleton's hobn character was named __ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and ' ' 11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their ANSWERS, Page 10A II i One day while living with [)ave and Nettle, work was all done and we were going to town that afternoon. 1 had to go to the creek to get a bath. and because it was about halfa mile away, I caught old Roan and was going to ride instead of walking. 1 got a towel, soap and clean clothes and away 1 went. When I got to the creek, 1. tied old Roan to a tree and hung my clothes and towel on a bush and hit the creek. After playing and swimming for awhile, I got the soap and begin scrubbing myself. After 10 or 15 minutes, I i i i Clayton 'Buddy' Hazell I often say that Technicolor mined the movies. I am using hyperbole to catch attention and it didn't ruin all movies, just some kinds of movies. A movie addresses three senses: sight, sound and hear- ing. The director of the movie uses these senses to send a message. It is an old Hollywood adage that if you want to send a message use Western Union not a movie But a movie sends a message by its very nature whether the makers of the movie wanted it or not. "Singin' in the Raiff' sends the message that people can dance and sing mad do it very. well. It sends the message that our species has a few saving graces. "Singin' in the Rain" works heard Dave blowing his horn, and I thought I was clean enough so I got out of the water, put on my clothes and jumped on old Roan and away we went. Before we got to the house, Dave blew the ham again and I knew he was get- ting upset, so I kicked old Roan into a dead run We cleared the woods going just about as fast as Roan could Jeff Da s The Old Fogy Fishemaen Regardless of the weather, men like my husband, ,at this time of year, itch for an op- portunity to fish. A day or two of pleasant warmth only en- tices fishermen everywhere. When we married, I knew our differences were numer- ous, but our priorities and val- ues were strong enough to balance our lives. I don't ;fish. I don't bait hooks, clean the fish. or tiTgoake them; howev- er, I do eat what's caught and clean up a0erward. Fishing as a hobby doesn't take as much financially as some sports unless a big boat is needed. My spouse is happy on a bank of a creek with rod and reel, or a pole and line. He seldom comes very well in color. This movie was about attractive people dancing and singing, not about plot. I remember Gene Kelly dancing, not a bit of the plot. Color enhanced the mes- sage. Fred Astaire looked good in black and white. The motion of Fred and his partner was the poilnt of his black and white movies, not the setting. Color distracts from the mo- tion of Fred and Cringer or Cyd or whoever. I thought that Busby Emily Lundy home empty handed. He has killed one deer in his life, multiple rabbits, luirreb, and possibly snakes. The deer shot just happened. He was on hunting land, driving a jeep, a loaded gun belonging to someone else in the front seat. Suddenly, a buck was ten feet in front of him. Male matinct took over, and he aimed the gun, shot, and had something bigger to clean. He was not proud ,of his act. Friday, February 25, 2011 Hi i go. As we got about halfway across a field in front of the house, there was a ditch and Roan didn't check up at all; she cleared that ditch by a good three feet and nearly lost me. When we got to the house, Roan swerved around a cedar tree and into the yard. That was when I re- membered, "clotheslines" in the yard. I started to duck and lay my head on Roan's neck, but too late. With Roan going as fast as she could go, the clothesline caught me just at the base of my neck, and I was on the ground be- fore I knew it. I thought my head had been cut off. Beddey musicals were boring. He could have used color. On the other hand "Morn- ing Becomes Electra" with Bette Davis and Raymond Massey was a movie whose plot was the message of the movie. The emotion seen on faces would have been blurred by the color of rouge and lipstick. Color would have been a distraction. The point I'm trying to make is that there are, almost hidden, distractions that take our attention from that which merits our attention. When my dad was teaching me about batting in baseball he said to keep my eye on the I learned a valuable lesson that day. Don't run your horse back to the house! (And stay away from clotheslines.) Clayton "Buddy" Hazelt' '.; was born almost 80 years '.'. : ago. at home, in a small ' ; ":: Texas town. He has been in "~" Malakoff since 1973 and is" ': recently retired as pastor of' ~" Par~,iew Baptist Church. ':: His column is excerpted fi'om his book, "Memories. Tales and Special Events of My Lie. "If you are interested "in i i a cop), of the book, contact , % The Malakoff News at 903-, , 489-0531. ,. ,. ~'JIT So what is the ball we ..... ,,, should be keeping our eye ~. , on? It is our life. There is a Brian De Palma film called "Home Movies." It is about a young man who is not the star of his own life. We are distracted fi m our starring role in our own lives. Lady Gaga, the Super Bowl, the Oscars, all the things that distracts me, have. ~, no effect on my life at all and.,, I have no affect on them , They don,t affect my income', ,. my job, my love life, my rela-., tionship to my wife and kids.:, :, I affect these things as part of.,:, my starring role in my life., Thus Spake The Old Fosy~,, ; ball and notb li ra) d: j, thinking that there is nothing ::m the crowd ,or ttte wrong w,th a d,stractton as or the airplane sky:writing long as you keep your eye on., overhead, your life. to hit the lake:,, , rmnot too fond of how this man cleans fish, but as long as he stays outside with his catch, I try to be quiet. If he dcesdt empty his scrap buck- et that same day or night, I get a little unhappy. Once we lived in West Texas, out of Big Spring. There was a small lake nearby and a larger one miles and miles away. When we visited East Texas, and my husband was asked about his fishing luck in Coahoma, Texas, he would say, "Great! I'm the middle of the best fishing places in Texas - 500 miles east, west, north, or south, and rm catching all I want? JohnDonne once wrote in tl ,17th century thata good marriage was like a compasr/"" a joining at the top with the,., two stems going in separate. , paths. My hobby was shol~. , ..,' ping and reading. Now it is.. ,, resting after any occasion, esi-:.. pecially shopping. , , ,, The fishermen I know leave.. early, pull a john-boat behind, . a pickup, eat breakl st on the way, take water and snacks, 1 and return when they are ., ready which may mean night- time. My husband had sons and grandsons baiting their own hooks before turning two. I can't compete with that. I've told my husband he could call when he stays out for a lengthy time. I become , See EMILY, Page l OAi, m m m m n m m m m m m m m m m m m m I 1 1 I I I I 2011 Chevrolet # o,, WP S~Io Price $58,1:1~.55 C0n~umer Cash 12,000 3500 1 Ton " oo. Dooley ,o:., .,oo0 Diesel 4x4 LTZ I . . . 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