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Comics funnier when you’re lazy

We took the comics very seriously in our house when I was growing up. On lazy Sunday afternoons, we would get the  Sunday comics and read them over and over. Then we would discuss them. Then we would rate them…

Janeal Johnson

Janeal Johnson passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 after a sudden illness. Janeal was born in Brainerd, Minnesota, on April 2, 1952 to Albert and Mabel Johnson. They moved to Aberdeen, ID, when she was an infant. She attended school…

Ella Marie Rast

Ella Marie Rast, 83, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 of a sudden heart attack while gardening at her home. Ella was born on Dec. 22, 1929, to Edward and Emma Ruff Rast in American Falls, ID. She attended Mt. Hope…

Millie Prather

Millie Prather was born to Ralph and Minnie Pientok on April 24, 1948 in Georgia. Millie and her family moved to La Crosse, WI, where they owned and operated a farm and dairy ranch. As a young adult Millie moved…

Of mice and men: Mice and I don’t get along

Years ago I wrote a column in the form of a “Twas the Night Before Christmas” mode, after a mouse scampered up on the bed and chewed a hole in the stocking, enjoying a nice chocolate snack while we slept.…

Shamae Gneiting Lyon

Shamae Gneiting Lyon, 30, of Pocatello, ID, beloved mother, wife, daughter and sister returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. She was born June 11, 1983 in Blackfoot, ID, the daughter of Daniel…

K. Lynn Norlen

Kathryn Lynn “K. Lynn” Norlen, 45, of American Falls succumbed to depression and alcoholism and ended her life on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at Massacre Rocks State Park. K. Lynn was born Kathryn Lynn Wetzel on Oct. 23, 1967 in…

Merrill Davis

Merrill Roy “Pete” Davis died on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at the age of 64. He was born Sept. 21, 1949 in American Falls, ID. He attended school in American Falls, graduated and then enlisted in the Army in March…

Kim Blaker

Kim Marie Severson Blaker passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Oct.14, 2013, in American Falls. She was born in Burley, ID, on Feb. 28, 1958. Her parents were Vard Severson and Lois Dyer Severson. Kim attended school in Burley…

Share the love, and respect, too

The last thing I do each morning before I leave the house is tell my wife I love her. I say it despite the fact she will soon be leaving to greet me again at the office we share with…