Welcome to my blog http://www.skegley.blogspot.com/ . CAVEAT LECTOR- Let the reader beware. This is a Christian Conservative blog. It is not meant to offend anyone. Please feel free to ignore this blog, but also feel free to browse and comment on my posts! You may also scroll down to respond to any post.

For Christian American readers of this blog:

I wish to incite all Christians to rise up and take back the United States of America with all of God's manifold blessings. We want the free allowance of the Bible and prayers allowed again in schools, halls of justice, and all governing bodies. We don't seek a theocracy until Jesus returns to earth because all men are weak and power corrupts the very best of them.
We want to be a kinder and gentler people without slavery or condescension to any.

The world seems to be in a time of discontent among the populace. Christians should not fear. God is Love, shown best through Jesus Christ. God is still in control. All Glory to our Creator and to our God!

A favorite quote from my good friend, Jack Plymale, which I appreciate:

"Wars are planned by old men,in council rooms apart. They plan for greater armament, they map the battle chart, but: where sightless eyes stare out, beyond life's vanished joys, I've noticed,somehow, all the dead and mamed are hardly more than boys(Grantland Rice per our mutual friend, Sarah Rapp)."

Thanks Jack!

I must admit that I do not check authenticity of my posts. If anyone can tell me of a non-biased arbitrator, I will attempt to do so more regularly. I know of no such arbitrator for the internet.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Jim Kegley's High Notes ... Thx Brother, Jim K !

High Notes 05-03-2017

     Do you remember those June bug summers in Portsmouth, when the iridescently decorated, deep-green, hard-shell flying insects would congregate to copulate among the dandelions and clover in the playing fields of our youth?  Mound Park for us, Labold Field for others?
     We used to catch the sex-depleted and sluggish bugs in our hands and transfer them to Mason jars, or paper bags, and tie long lengths of Mom’s sewing thread to their legs, and fly them like model airplane enthusiasts, around and around above our heads.
     After a day flying June bugs, our hands smelled like sweaty socks.
     Was life simpler then?
      Yes, life was simpler to a small boy…a boy like all boys, who found beauty in so many things, so many small things, so many sights, so many sounds, so many smells.   “The cricketing stitch of midday in hot meadows”, to quote Thomas Wolfe.
     Well this is the opening part of a story I wrote for the June 20. 2002, High Notes column, and it is among others chosen for my recently printed book.
     Not everybody will relate to “dirty socks smelling” bugs, but many of my other columns  are about people, not bugs.  In my hundreds of columns, published between 1973 and today, I hope you will recognize many of the names of our neighbors and friends.
     The book is available for sale at The Scioto Voice office in Wheelersburg, for $22.00, and can be purchased by mail for $26, which includes shipping and mailing. by sending order to: 
        Jim Kegley
       1422 Bihlman Dr.
        Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

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