Tammy Tate Vanveckhoven calls daughter Abigail, 7, "a constant source of interesting material for Facebook.

"A few weekends ago my in-laws came over to our house to swap out a washer and dryer. My dad also came over to help.

"Abigail was playing with Mawmaw in the living room when my dad and father-in-law both came in and sat down to rest and visit. Abigail took off to her room and wouldn't come out.

I said, "Abigail, what are you doing? Come out here and speak to your Pawpaws!'"

She hollered back, "I can't!"

"Why not?"

"Because I can only see one Pawpaw at a time!"

Show biz meat

  • Irene Booker celebrates her 99th birthday on Monday, Aug. 27.
  • Bob and Jeannie Martin, of Mandeville, celebrate their 58th anniversary on Monday, Aug. 27.
  • Steve and Susan Fourrier celebrated their 50th anniversary on Friday, Aug. 24.

Thought for the Day

Ray Schell quotes Benjamin Franklin: "Sudden power is apt to be insolent, sudden liberty saucy; that behaves best which has grown gradually."

No respect!

Albert Burnthorn says, "Regarding the concern Elwyn Bocz had about the continuation of your column changing locations (from Page 2B to 6B), you stated not to worry (about being moved out altogether) because they said you have to stay until you 'figure out this column writing thing.'

"My question is this: since when did you start WRITING a column? Maybe congratulations are in order for your new job."

(Cool it, Albert. I've got a good thing going here; let's not rock the boat…)

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