Friday, September 4, 2015

Where We Live

Saturday, March 14, 2015

They say you can never have too much of a good thing.

One of the hardest things children, and some adults, learn is restraint when it comes to sweets.

I finally learned that one in my 30s when I ate too many jelly beans. Yes, the only thing the late President Ronald Reagan and I have in common is our love of jelly beans.

Move over Peeps, I need to get to the jelly beans.

My favorite is lemon. I love purple too. Green is my least favorite, but I won't turn them down.

I always buy the spiced ones and it doesn't matter what brand they are.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Its been a tough winter, to be sure. So today I'd like to try to brighten your day with some jokes about those people of a certain age, like me.

Two old men in a retirement village were sitting in the reading room and one said to the other, "How do you really feel? I mean, you're 72 years old, how do you honestly feel?"

"Honestly, I feel like a newborn baby. I've got no hair, no teeth and I just wet myself."


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Monday: Wash Day.

Tuesday: Ironing Day.

Wednesday: Sewing Day.

Thursday: Shopping Day.

Friday: Cleaning Day.

Saturday: Baking Day.

Sunday: Day of Rest.

It wasn't so long ago that every woman knew this old saying.

There was some logic for wash day on Mondays.

The laundry was a heavy task for the housewife and it required the most strength and fortitude.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Last week I had the opportunity to cover an event that sent me back to my past.

The assignment was in Lansford, in the home of Chester Trojan.

I climbed the stairs up to his residence with a camera crew from TV-13, as well as the Carbon County Commissioners.

The commissioners were there to present Chester with an emergency kit, one of 320 that will be distributed to area seniors through the Options Program of the Carbon County Area Agency on Aging in the coming weeks.

The climb brought back memories of a time when I was just a little girl.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


There are times you can embellish, or just flat-out lie, and get away with it.

People almost expect it out of you from time to time.

Go to any kind of reunion where one person hasn't seen another for a long period of time and watch the fabrications fly.

There is just a certain draw to adding some type of drama to your life.

Brian Williams did something we all have likely done at some point in stretching the truth.

Williams said he was aboard a helicopter hit by grenade fire in Iraq on March 24, 2003.

Saturday, February 7, 2015


As we've all experienced in recent weeks, winter has begun to ramp up its fury.

While far from the clippers that had been originally predicted, the recent storms have nonetheless served as a disheartening reminder of what the season is capable of, and what figures to follow.

For most of us, dealing with the inclement weather can often put a real strain on things.

That's particularly true when the storms hit overnight and run into the morning hours before work.

Saturday, January 31, 2015


Sunday ranks as arguably the biggest day of the year in professional football.

It's the XLIX annual Super Bowl. XLIX actually stands for the 49th, in case you're not sure.

The New England Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks.

Las Vegas oddsmakers have this as one of the most evenly matched Super Bowls ever, with the Tuesday line having New England favored by one point.

Seattle is the defending Super Bowl champion, defeating the Denver Broncos last year, 43-8.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

By Karen Cimms

The Super Bowl is next Sunday, which gives me a week to figure out what we're doing. It also brings back memories about the first time I ever really acknowledged football's big day.

It was 1986 and everybody was doing the "Super Bowl Shuffle" with Jim McMahon and the Chicago Bears (who danced themselves to a victory over New England that year).

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Social media has made such an impact on our lives since the explosion and widespread casual use of the Internet in the past 20 years. It is hard to believe the evolution and changes that have occurred since I first had my own Internet hookup in 1995. Basically one could send e-mail over the Internet and browse some university archives of files for various information in those early days of the Internet.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Representatives from France, Italy, England, Ireland, Germany and Hungary were taken to a meeting recently, each arriving in the care of their own drivers. Working in pairs, they were given a task which could only be completed successfully if they worked in a cooperative manner.

Although the work didn't always go perfectly smoothly, adjustments were made without arguments. At the end of the day, the countries' representatives asked for no more than ... a warm kennel, good kibble, a couple of biscuits and lots of fresh water.