by Norma Jean Young

My daughter, Christy, who lives in Tulsa, was watching the national weather channel last week and was surprised to hear that Amarillo and a few other unlikely places were having snow. They mentioned that Boise City, Oklahoma, had two inches.

That is definitely a first, I believe, for Boise City to be mentioned on a national station for anything except that horrible Black Sunday storm so many years ago. Possibly all of us who are old enough to remember that event are dying off.


Have you ever wondered about the significance of the red and white barber pole? I was reading a book recently that explained it.

It seems that during the middle ages there were “barber-surgeons” who did bloodletting with leeches. In those days they hung bandages on poles outside their shops to advertise their services. The colors on the poles were red for blood, white for bandages, and blue for veins.

I try to be helpful at all times, and if you don't believe this, go ask Jim Wingert. But be sure he doesn't have a handful of leeches at the time.


In Texas a while back a man convicted of robbery worked out a deal to pay $9600 in damages rather than serve a prison sentence. For payment he provided the court a check— a forged check. He got 10 years.


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