A Merry Yellow Christmas Memory

While most families were busy Christmas morning opening presents, we were learning how to use the fire extinguisher up at Uncle Leo’s place in Strawberry. It began innocently enough. Judge Leonard Dwayne Skousen, who happens to be my uncle, invited me to spend Christmas with he and the missus up at his cabin atop the Mogollon Rim. I usually spend […]

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WHEN PIGS FLY

Well, it looks like pigs really can fly. That’s what Travis Adair of Deerfield Beach, Florida discovered this week when a 15-pound bag of frozen pork crashed onto the roof of his home. He said he heard a “big bang” and thought it was thunder. That’s when his wife Jennie went outdoors and found two packages of frozen pork in […]

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YOU ATE WHAT?

It was supposed to be a party to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. The ice cream was flavored with chocolate, caramel, and pecan nuts. And one more item: A catheter. That extra treat ended up in the mouth of the new grandfather, Carole-Anne Christofferson of Quebec told Radio-Canada. “He put it in his mouth and found the top […]

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Cat Walk

This kitty may not have set a Guinness record, but her journey is mind-boggling nonetheless. Her name is Nadia and she is a Russian blue, a breed of cat known for the strong bonds they form with their human companions. Strong indeed. When Nadia was left behind in chilly Sheboygan, Wisconsin, she somehow—nobody knows exactly how—managed a 1,484-mile journey to […]

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Lions, Tigers, Bears, Oh My!

Beware of escaped monkeys, pythons, and even cobras if you travel the Sunshine State. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has received calls about escaped exotic animals on an average of twice a month—that’s 260 escapees in the past 24 months. Orlando television station WKMG reported recently that monkeys lead the list of jail breakers—nearly a hundred in the […]

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Get Me Out of Here

Cops have the best stories. A Monroe County deputy responded to a call about a suspicious automobile in near Marathon in the Florida Keys recently. When Deputy Seth Hopp approached the 1997 Lincoln Continental, he heard yelling from the trunk. He ordered the man out of the trunk, but the disembodied voice replied he couldn’t. Once the deputy released the […]

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A Cure for Valentine’s Blues

How do you spend Valentine’s Day if you’ve just been through a break-up? Goodwill in Sarasota has a suggestion: Instead of moping, “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff.” “We say, turn that hate into donate and make it something nice,” Kelly Davis-Strausbaugh of Goodwill told Fox News. The idea being when your main squeeze splits, you don’t want the things he or […]

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