Rich Glennie

06/29/2016 - 10:28am
I was on all fours, eyeball to eyeball with my garden weeds. With the expanded “tire” around my stomach, it was difficult to breathe, and I was perspiring profusely, but the weeds had to go. They were taking over the garden.   While I was talking at (not to) the weeds, I was thinking about the recently completed Glencoe Days. I may have been thinking too much, because when...
11/04/2015 - 7:46am
There are times I feel like I should be on the endangered species list. The near-misses I have avoided as I stroll around the community have forced me to think more about my own mortality. Am I going to end up as someone’s hood ornament or as a chalk drawing on the street? The main issue faced by walkers is inattentive driving. And it is...
09/30/2015 - 9:23am
We were in his new digs and the topic came up about Yogi Berra’s recent death at age 90. It was like a light bulb went off as Lee rattled off statistic after statistic about the great Hall of Fame Yankee catcher, his teammates and sports in general. Yogi’s death seems to be the end of an era of post-World War II baseball. Berra was...
09/16/2015 - 8:31am
I was sitting in my lawn chair, with my adult beverage and book — dodging nuts! One nut hit me on the shoulder. I moved a bit. The next shell hit me on top of the head. I moved again. Pretty soon I was out of the shade and into the hot sun. That defeated the purpose of being outside, enjoying my backyard nature scenes. While there was a...
09/09/2015 - 10:46am
It was a debate over which vehicle to use when we drove to Iowa for another funeral recently. It was going to be 90 degrees with high humidity. I preferred our air conditioned Buick; my son preferred his 1965 Chevy pickup truck. It has no air conditioning other than two windows, two wing vents and hand-operated floor vents. While I thought it...
08/19/2015 - 9:13am
I’ve never considered myself directionally challenged … until now. On our recent trip to Michigan and southwestern Ontario, my rusty navigational skills using an old atlas got us lost twice. And both times, I had to get out of the car and ask for directions. That, I believe by macho male standards, is embarrassing. I’ve...
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