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The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

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                Every day is a gift:

                Like when you come home from a two-week vacation and your 20-month-old grandson is so happy to see you he runs to his treat stash, grabs two cookies, races to your usual seat on the couch where you’ve read him countless books, climbs up by himself, turns, sits and, with one cookie in each raised hand, smiles and nods at you to join him and share a moment;

                Every day is a gift:

                Like when you’re playing tennis with three other equally-matched players and the sets are close, the outcome uncertain, the effort all-out, the camaraderie evident in the banter and the verbal appreciation of a good get, good volley, good shot or good lob. There are no losers, only those who are ahead when you walk off the court to shake hands with those who will win the next time you play;

                Every day is a gift:

                Like when your three adult children come over for a roast beef dinner along with their spouses and three grandchildren and the house fills with the smell of home cooking, the sounds of laughter, the pitter patter of two boys chasing each other, the shouts of grown men urging on the Lions and the joy of watching the newest addition to the family, a seven-month-old girl with inquisitive eyes, take it all in like a sponge;

                Every day is a gift:

                Like when you go to bed in the loneliness of the darkened room and you find your thoughts drifting aimlessly to your own mortality and the things done and not done yet and then your spouse joins you under the covers, seeks your hand out, places her warm fingers around yours and assures you your journey through the night will not be a solitary one;

               

Every day is a gift:

                Like when you invite three of your oldest, best friends over to play cards and you find the old stories still fun to relive, their new adventures interesting and their advice welcome. And you can still see, in their smiles, laughter and gleaming eyes, youth emerge from aging facial lines to trigger the memory of a time when the days were long, the to-do list short and the moment more important than the future;

                Every day is a gift:

                Like when you reflect on the 30-plus years managing a team and realize that team is in good hands and the mission of providing news, information and entertainment to the community is still important and the Constitutional responsibility to report on and watchdog government is still at the center of that mission;

                Every day is a gift:

                Like when our large family gathers at my brother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner and we share a meal and conversation and set the example for our adult children and their children. And, after dinner, my brothers and sister will play our annual nickel-dime poker game, not because we are gamblers, but to remember how my father and his brothers and sisters played their annual poker game and shared their life’s stories.

                Hope you all find gifts to be thankful for this Thursday.

               

                You can comment by email at zoz@presspublications.com

 

                Looking for good crime fiction?

                Ten years ago, I shared with you my top ten fictitious sleuths (See list at bottom).

                Here are ten more, listed from most favorite to least favorite. All are entertaining, so sample one or two that appeal to you. If you don’t see your favorite crime fighter here, email me. I’m always looking for something new to read.

  1. Virgil Flowers

                Flowers wears rock concert t-shirts and jeans topped off with a sport coat. The coat doesn’t hide his gun, which he keeps in his pick-up. When Lucas Davenport, his boss, is called to investigate a crime in the back-water towns and farm fields of his state he usually has to pull Flowers off an inland lake where he is fishing for bass. His unorthodox lifestyle has his jealous boss and fellow officers calling him, in endearing terms, “that Virgil F….ing Flowers.” 

      The exits on the Nostalgia Highway are in 10-year increments. Enjoy this trip through the pages of The Press.  

October,2007

        News: The Ohio Department of agriculture scheduled a public meeting to discuss draft permits for two large-scale dairy operations, one in Woodville Township and one in Scott Township. The New Ijsselstein Dairy in Woodville Township would have a capacity of 2,200 mature cows. Liquid manure was projected at 29.8 million gallons annually and solid manure at 3,380 tons per year. The Hillbex Dairy in Scott Township would have a capacity of 2,251 mature cows. Liquid manure was projected at 29.4 million gallons.

        Sports:  The Genoa Boys Golf Team won the SLL tournament by 30 strokes. It was the 11th league title in 12 season as coach for Tom Pickerel. Junior Jared Hillman shot a two over par 73 at Green Hills Golf Club in Clyde to win Medalist Honors.

 

Republican tax cut

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