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    Funny Things from Yesterday: The twins visited us yesterday

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    We had a very pleasant surprise yesterday. Leanna brought the twins by for a visit. We had not seen them since Christmas. This pandemic...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Our new fire truck

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    A few years back, when I was on the city council, the City bought a new fire truck. This was no ordinary fire truck,...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Do you remember cherry-flavored Luden’s cough drops?

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    This is an article that I wrote several years ago. Time marches on and lot of things change. Barbershops have changed considerably since I was...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: The cardboard box

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    Leanna bought a nice toy box for the twins, Rhett and Vaughn, to store their toys in when they are not playing with them....

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Christmas Story by Crosby

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    I must apologize for not having this story last week. It is a belated Christmas story that I did not have all the facts...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: They brought the twins over

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    Things have changed a whole lot since I was a very young boy growing up. We didn’t have a refrigerator until I was about...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Happy Birthday, Don!

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    I thought for today I would honor a longtime good friend. He and I went through pharmacy school together. He stayed on the east...

    Funny Things From Yesterday: Jogging suit and a bonnet

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    This is an article about modern trends and old traditions.  A few years back many people had to walk when they were going somewhere. But...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: You spit on me

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    During the early and mid-1950s, I was attending A.P.I. (Alabama Polytechnic Institute), which is now Auburn University. A few other boys from Cullman were...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Locked in and locked out

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    When our daughter, Robin, was 4 years old and Robert, Jr. was a little over a year old we had a problem of one...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Thanksgiving

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    I thought I would write something this week that has more meaning than a funny story. There are a lot of things about Thanksgiving that...

    Funny Things From Yesterday: Halloween on our street

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    Rudene decided that we were getting too old to stay on our little farm. We had goats and small donkeys to tend to and...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Hunting boots

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    It is almost time for hunters to get out their guns and oil and polish them up. They also need hunting clothes and a...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Crosby visited us

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    Crosby, our oldest great-grandson, is 3-and-a-half years old, so he is still very young. It surprises me how much he knows. I’m sure that...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Granny

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    Rudene has been called Granny since Leanna, our first grandchild, was old enough to talk. Our Granny’s actions are like the actions of the...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: He is as tough as a pine...

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    Our second oldest great-grandson is Alder, (“AB2” if you remember the simple way I had to have to remember our six greats). He will...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: My birthday

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    We had a wonderful afternoon on October the 4th. The only thing that was wrong was that three of our family members were missing....

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Another hearing problem

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    Rudene and I have lost our hearing. Both of us have high-dollar hearing aids, but on the telephone, we sometimes misunderstand what is being...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: I had my hearing tested

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    Several years ago, I was told that I could not pass a flight physical because I could not hear. I don’t know why they...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Our 1st great-grandson

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    Our first great grandson is Crosby James Skipper. He is now 3 years old and a little boy who has an inquisitive mind. The...

    Funny Things from Yesterday : Drop me off at work and...

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    People need exercise. In this present day and age it seems that most folks just don’t take the time for a little much needed...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: 23 for lunch

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    This was the first lunch that we planned at our home since the pandemic hit town. We had been missing all the togetherness that...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Visiting with the children

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    Last Saturday we decided to defy the pandemic and go to visit our daughter and her family on the lake. All the members of...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: 3 great-grands at our house

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    Last week we had a good time at our house. Erin asked if we could keep Emma Grace for her. She had to go...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Problem of remembering our great-grandchildren’s names

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    We are now in the era of great-grandchildren. This can be a very wonderful, pleasant and exciting time. We now have six great-grands, and...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: I almost drowned

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    Oh, let me tell you this before I start my story for this week. I talked with my first cousin Peggy several days ago...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: God don’t have a phone

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    Occasionally, I will hear of a good story that has happened to someone. Some of the ones I like best are told by grandparents...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Mamie’s frightful few minutes

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    Robin and Danny have lived on Lake George for several years. Their basement has a bedroom, a bath and large area for relaxing and...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Mountain climbing practice

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    Our daughter Robin, who is the grandmother of Crosby and Alder, has been keeping them a good bit this summer since she is out...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Our last 2 kitties

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    The cat story two weeks ago ended with a sad happening. This week’s story is a sadness for me, but a happiness for some...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: The 4th of July

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    I will depart this week from my regular column of “Funny Things from Yesterday” and write about love of family and country. I let Mother’s...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Our cats

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    When Rudene and I lived in town, we didn’t have much time to take care of a pet or a place to keep one....

    Funny Things from Yesterday: The paisley tie

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    Most everyone has been in a small group of people, either family or friends, talking and laughing at funny things that were said. I...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: 2 snakes

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    The first of this article happened in the summer when I was a youngster. Dale and I were staying at Mama and Papa Tidwell’s home....

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Trying to catch a donkey

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    Things have changed a lot since I was a young boy.  Nowadays, children have many games and toys for entertainment: video games, VCRs and...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: The ceiling fan

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    I have written before about modern trends and old traditions. This article is about a ceiling fan and two or three helium-filled balloons. The first...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Grandchildren are intelligent

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    As any grandparent knows nowadays, a grandchild is very intelligent. Some of the stories I hear about grandchildren are very interesting. When Rudene was still...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Sleeping under 6 quilts

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    Sometimes an incident will happen that reminds me of the so-called “Good Old Days.” Last week, the cold days reminded me of an incident...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: I got a splinter in my caboose

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    Most folks as old as I am can remember when houses had a front porch and a back porch. If you had a house...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: No need in wasting a new tube...

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    My sister, Frances, reminded me of an incident that took place many years ago when we were young teenagers. I’m not sure I really...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: A hungry boy

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    In the last article I wrote about our little great-grandson Alder. I told of some of his natural abilities. Besides his abilities as a...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: It’s better than me think it would...

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    I am using two stories this week since they are short and both pertain to my youngest brother, Jim. Our Uncle Robert, as far back...

    FUNNY THINGS FROM YESTERDAY: He had to put his gun away

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    Some times I hear about someone else’s grandsons. I try to put that person in the limelight for a little while. I don’t use their names...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Alder

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    Alder is our second little great-grandson. He is a delightful little fellow and is now 16 months old, and he is what you call...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: I’m going to the bathroom

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    When Robert, Jr. was just a youngster, his bedroom was across the hall from our bedroom. The way our bedroom was arranged, Rudene slept...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Cooking on the wood burning heater

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    This will be the first story of a series of articles about “Old Traditions and Modern Trends.” As many of you know, old traditional...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: It scared his mule

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    If you have ever heard the expression, “It scared my mule,” you probably wondered where it came from and what it means. I have...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Shopping at K-Mart with our granddaughter

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    Our little granddaughter, Leanna, was a gentle, pleasant and mild child- except inside a shopping mall or a large department store. Then, she was...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: It’s tough being a househusband around our...

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    A few years ago, Granny, my sweet little wife for many years, worked for the state and had to travel out of town. She...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: The missing B.C.

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    I am not the author of this article and I do not know where it came from, but I though some might get a...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Mama, look what they’ve done to your...

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    Two weeks ago, we had a celebration meeting for a time of remembering the twinning of the cities of Frankweiler, Germany and Cullman, Alabama....

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Robert Jr.’s trip to the emergency room

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    As I have mentioned before, as a youngster Robert Jr. was a good little con artist. I’m glad he changed his ways before he...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Clean your plate and you can have...

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    It seems like a few years ago folks could get together much easier for family gatherings and visits than we can nowadays. I can...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: I got beat on my sandwich trade

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    Some of you who are as old as I am can remember the time before schools had lunchrooms.  Those were the days that were...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Ice skating on the sidewalk

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    This is the time of year that weather conditions can change drastically and roads and sidewalks can glaze over if conditions are right. So...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: I’ve found them! I’ve found our Christmas...

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    Seems like today children don’t look forward to Christmas like we did when we were growing up. Back in those days, we only got...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Asleep behind the kitchen stove

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    Well, winter is upon us and these cold nights sure do make the heat from a wood-burning heater feel good. There seems to be...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Left behind

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    In the world of technology, things have really changed in the last few years. I remember when the first computers came out. They were...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: An unexpected squeeze

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    It was great to be dismissed from the Hanceville Nursing Home Sunday morning. If I had been able, I would have jumped up and...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: The small car wash

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    Friday was bath day at Hanceville Nursing Home. This turned out to be the best shower and cleanup I’ve had since being put down...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: My first bath in the nursing home

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    Rudene and I had good plans for a weekend of rest and relaxation. We were going to go to Auburn on Thursday and wait...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: The BOOGER MAN will get you

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    There may not be any such thing as a B-O-O-G-E-R, man but I believe there is.  I know most of you have been told,...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Out of the mouths of babes

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    Baseball and football have always been the big games in the United States. We have memories of the great players in both sports. In baseball,...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: A vacation at the lake

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    Since the weather has changed from blazing hot to much cooler, I decided to use one last vacation story before bathing suits are put...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: The baptism

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    Since I am Baptist, I like to occasionally tell of a funny incident that happened in a Baptist church. A preacher friend told me...

    Today’s article is not a funny, but a sad loss of...

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    Tribune Column: Funny Things from Yesterday Today’s article is not a funny, but a sad loss of a dear friend Rudene and I met a couple...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Movies were a nickel

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    When I was in grammar school at East Elementary, movies cost a nickel on Friday afternoon at the Lyric Theatre. It seemed like half...