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Gary Church: I have a confession...it wasn't the dog
They say the first step in conquering an addiction, is admitting you have a problem. Hi. My name is Gary Church, and I chew on pens. There, I admitted it. This has gone on for years and years
Gary Church: I don't know if I can carry all the stars in my crown, I have bad knees
My wife and I were invited to spend Christmas Eve in the home of our friends Bruce and Joan Aiken. While sitting around and drinking about a 1/2 gallon of Joan's delicious egg nog, a few others in the room started expressing sympathy to my wife. No one in our family had died or gotten sick, it was just sympathy for being married to me.
Gary Church: With a light bulb in the chicken, my goose is cooked
I never had any plans in my early life, to work in the greenhouse business. While all the other kids wanted to become doctors and lawyers, I wanted to be a restaurant manager. I got my big start in the restaurant business back around 1961.
Gary Church: Hey, just be thankful you didn’t get a dog brush for Christmas
As you read this, our family probably will be opening our Christmas presents. This is quite a hilarious time in the Church household. Several years ago, while I was addressing the “to” and “from” gift tags, I started using fictitious names in the “from” part.
Gary Church: I’m finally up on my Tippy Toe , but I’m feeling a little drained
As I may have mentioned, we are getting our bathroom remodeled. My job of painting is complete, and all I have to do is sit back and do some supervisory work. At the end of day one, Steve the remodeling guy came out of the bathroom and made the big announcement.
Gary Church: Me? Cheat during a party game? I just wanted the caramel corn!
I try not to join in when games are played at a party. Sometimes, my winning tactics are just not appreciated by others playing the game. While I was at a worship arts Christmas party, I reluctantly said, "OK," to playing a game, but did not know what the game was.
Gary Church: What’s my line? Check out my tips for speed shopping
It's that time of the year when I venture out to stores to do my Christmas shopping. Since my knees are bad, I try to limit my shopping experience in the retail establishments to around five minutes.
Gary Church: When it comes to toilet paper holders, I’m on a roll
It's been 44 years since I left my West Side neighborhood and moved to Neshannock Township. The Neshannock home that I bought had many features the one on Bluff Street did not have. What I was most excited about was the in-wall toilet paper holder.
Gary Church: What can Brown do for you? Ruin your Christmas, that’s what!
I usually appreciate all my Christmas presents, no matter how useless they are. There was one present I got as a little boy that I really, really didn't want. Everyone knows that kids are supposed to get toys for Christmas. Everyone knew this except my older sister Lealia.
Gary Church: A closer look at Tyler’s No. 2 — and I ain’t talkin’ about a pencil
I'm starting to see signs that my little boy is finally becoming a man. It all started several years ago, when I inherited a Shih Tzu named Tyler to raise. Tyler had been trained to go for walks on a leash, when it was time to do his personal business.
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