Trivia Too

A hot dog, nachos and a Coke — what a meal

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    As long as I have known ballparks, there have been concession stands, and I know that every time I’ve been to a big-league baseball game, I’ve always wanted a hot dog, nachos, and a Coke, and t

The Quarantine Chronicles

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    During this extended period of quarantine, the seniors, mostly widows or widowers over 80 years old are requested to write unusual occasions from their memory books of what events they experien

Readers share trivial events

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    It’s time for trivia, including what I have received from readers and what I have read in the paper.
    • I like this story and tied in my own.

Memories from the Boy Scout Jamboree

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It was in 1935 when I was a 13-year-old that a man named James Carnahan, a 1926 BHS graduate who lettered and was a star in four sports, came back to Beardstown after coaching in Normal, Illinois,

Could you be raising the next Tiger Woods?

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    Here is a tip for parents: If you have a child, boy or girl, reaching 3 years old, get them a putter and an indoor putting green, and if they can beat you, get him or her a set of clubs.

The story of a Sept. 11 survivor

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    It’s almost 20 years since terrorists took over planes and drove them into the Twin Towers in New York City. Kids born during this time are entering college.

Was it a suitcase or a time capsule?

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     Time capsules are frozen excerpts of human history. One can probably say with certainty that any item from 2020 will make an amazing find in 50 years, not to speak about 100 years from now.

Just because one guy stood up...

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    When the war ended in Europe, our first thoughts were that we would then be sent as a division to the Pacific area of the war in readiness to invade Japan.