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WOSTER: Saving for retirement not easy

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you were born while World War II raged, and if all these years later you are still going to a full-time job every weekday, you should consider retiring.

I was, born before WWII ended, that is. I do — consider retiring, once in a while, any…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

WOSTER: Woster siblings wouldn’t be complete without Jeanne

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

For as long as I’ve been alive — 70 full years and then some — I’ve had a big sister named Jeanne.

Yes, I know. That’s how it works. If your sister is older than you are and still living, she was around when you were born and she’s s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

WOSTER: Black Cats, skyrockets and Mom’s constant worry

July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

I don’t remember exactly when my dad gave up cigarettes, but I clearly recall how he needed one or two in the evening when he was still smoking.

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Woster: Learning ‘Father Knows Best’ way is a daunting task

June 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Growing up, it never occurred to me to wonder if my dad ever struggled to be a good father.
It never crossed my mind that the big old farmer with the massive forearms and faded, striped overalls ever might have had his doubts about the way he was ra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

WOSTER: When heroes walked among us

June 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

This Friday, it will be 70 years since D-Day. Well, of course. I’m 70, and I was born just a few months before D-Day.

D-Day, as every American must know, refers to the Allied military invasion across the Channel and up the beaches of France to car…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

WOSTER: When stations still provided service

May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

I struggle sometimes to locate the latch that pops the hood on my pickup, but there was a time when I was a bit of a mechanic.

That time was decades ago, and mechanical things were more, well, mechanical. If something went wrong, you’d pop the hoo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

WOSTER: Thoughts on the merits of being a dancer

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

If I had it all to do over again, I think I’d try to learn how to dance at powwows and feel comfortable doing it.

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WOSTER: Scared to speak

May 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Every now and then, just often enough so I remember why I should turn down the offer, I accept an invitation to speak somewhere.

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WOSTER: Imagination ran rampant in an old barn on the farm

May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sometimes I feel bad for kids who grow up having never experienced the wonders of playing in a barn.

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WOSTER: Cars, kids and Catholic campuses

April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

This will escape the younger folks, but people my age will understand why it remains memorable to me that, after Easter break in 1963, I received permission from my dad [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”649040″,”attributes”:{“alt”…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com