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This, That and Other Stuff

Bob Neuman I am convinced that people like to be complimented and acknowledged. One rarely receives bad reply from them. But what about long ago friends youíve lost track of or have simply forgotten? Perhaps they were a part of and important in your life then. I believe we all have had pivotal moments that…

This, That and Other Stuff

Bob Neuman Some days are great; others are horrible. No, the battle is not with the neighbors’ dog. This confrontation is between me and the contrary household gadgets and appliances. For example, the washer performs beautifully, peaceful and quietly swishing the clothes. Then, for some unknown reason, it began dancing and thumping into the wall.…

This, That and Other Stuff

Bob Neuman Country singer and patriot, Lee Greenwood, frequently performs a signature song “I’m Proud to Be An American” and sings it with his heart. Our world would certainly be much bleaker without music. It can entertain, inspire, comfort, produce happiness and evoke nostalgia. It may force us to focus an introspective look at something.…

This, That and Other Stuff

Bob Neuman For all fathers of daughters, here is your Christmas Valentine for your memory book, beautifully written by local author, Brandon Schnabel. A Father’s Wish “May my daughter always know love is contagious. Tradition tells us to embrace Valentine’s Day with chocolate, candy, cards, and gifts. But nothing is more valuable and rewarding than…

This, That and Other Stuff

Bob Neuman November contains one of America’s favorite holidays. Many prefer it to the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Families gather to enjoy a luscious dinner, talk about the past and speak of the future. The Pilgrims were Calvinists from England searching for freedom to worship in their own way. In 1620, the Mayflower carrying…

This, That and Other Stuff

Change can bring negative or positive results Bob Neuman Change can bring negative or positive results. Words can pack a punch; “cancer,” “guilty,” “death sentence” are a few knee bucklers. Eight years ago “Change” was promised by a rather obscure politician who became president. Evaluation of change comes by way of perception and results. Living…

This, That and Other Stuff

Bob Neuman We are indeed fortunate to live at SunBird for numerous reasons. In some ways it resembles a small town. Frequently a realtor is required for the purchase or sale of a home. In 1979, I could see a bleak future after teaching 22 years. The salary was never sufficient and the standard elements…

This, That and Other Stuff

Bob Neuman Ever experience dry mouth, stomach cramps, a fast heart rate, shaky hands, blushing and trembling legs and a croaky voice? If you are a man you may be thinking, “Only when next to a good looking blonde.” Could be another reason called glossophobia, the fear of public speaking. The extent of the malady…

This, That and Other Stuff

Geri Dejohn and Velda Kuiper

Bob Neuman “If you have a friend that’s tried and true, never exchange him for the new.” Author unknown A picture says a thousand words, it is said. Therefore, the photo says it all. Geri Dejohn and Velda Kuiper, longtime SunBird friends, are celebrating their friendship and 90th birthdays. It’s been said a person is…

This That and Other Stuff

Enjoy Father’s Day!

Bob Neuman Fathers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tender, good listeners, good providers, lovable, protective, generous, happy, etc. If one can believe the news nowadays, others are worthless and child abusers who sometime murder the children. For a moment think about your own father. What words would you use to describe him?…