Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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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.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

It's a chill evening in December 1978, and I'm sitting quietly in the second row of a Bucks County funeral home. My grandmother, my father's mother and the matriarch of our family, has died.

A formidable woman, barely 5 feet tall, Nanoi held her priorities dear. Chief among them were order and cleanliness, quiet and discipline.

Her home, where we often gathered for Sunday dinners, birthdays and holiday celebrations, was always immaculate. Furniture gleamed, doilies were pristine and starched, the leaves on each carefully tended houseplant shone.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Well, another Christmas is in the books.

The real reason for the season, Jesus Christ, has been born, Santa Claus has come and gone, and the presents, which wrapped so neatly and piled under the tree prior to the holiday, are scattered around the living room as my 1-and-a-half-year-old son Logan plays with the boxes they came in.