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Gary Church: Don’t tell my wife, but I’m talking dirty today
I often hear my wife questioning my sanity. There are things I do sometimes that make me question it myself. Since my day job is being a garden writer, companies send me free plants to grow, and perhaps I write about them.
Gary Church: My life? Vanilla? I’m cool as ice, ice, baby!
Sometimes my life is so exciting, I can hardly stand it. At the ripe old age of 68, I still am discovering new adventures to explore.
Gary Church: Dish gardens weren’t exactly a mob hit back in the day
I started working at Welker's Greenhouses back in the early 1960s. Mixing dirt was not the most glamorous job, but I worked my way up in the company. By the mid-’60s, I was promoted to route salesman.
Gary Church: Fast-acting chocolate angel food cake? Now THAT’S a new wrinkle!
I've been having a little trouble understanding what some vocabulary words mean lately. While I'm ironing my shirts, I have a problem with the words written on the collar, "NO IRON."
Gary Church: Geez, my wife’s retired but there’s still plenty of work — for me!
Since my wife's retirement, there seems to be an increase in our conflicts around the house. I try not to do too many household chores, but I do a few. Washing and ironing my own clothes is one of them.
Gary Church: There’s a price to pay for a new shirt — just don’t ask me what it is
Last week, I decided it was time for me to get some new duds. When you have a mature body such as mine, you can't shop just anywhere for clothes. The words "Big and Tall" must appear somewhere in big, glittering lights.
Gary Church: Thanks to biting incident, dog pays visit to the Yankee Clipper
When my new neighbors, Mike and Rochelle, moved in, they added three dogs to our neighborhood. Their names are a little unusual, since they were all named after New York Yankees ballplayers.
Gary Church: Speaking to Neshannock students lands me in principal’s office
When the phone rings, and the caller says, "Gary, Tim Kolodziej," I start bracing myself for another exciting adventure. On this particular occasion, he wanted me to speak at Neshannock High School, for Career Day.
Gary Church: Dang! I missed out on meeting Pat Toomey — whoever that is
Sometimes I say "Yes" to something before I think about it. I received a call from The News office, wanting me to take photos of Pat Toomey's visit to the county courthouse. Very eager to do so, I said, "Yes!"
Gary Church: A REAL buffet for Father’s Day? Now that’s saying a mouthful!
My favorite thing about Mother’s Day is the buffet. I can do some real damage with a nice spread of food laid out before me. A good, homemade buffet can't be beat.
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