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Who Said That?

Throughout our lives, we’ve all heard a line, a quote or a saying that we’ve remembered, or maybe not, but when we hear it again, it brings us back to thinking about the first time we heard it and how or where we heard it. It might be something from history, a movie or television program, ...

Things The Children Of Today Will Not Recognize

As I watched a young mother put a record onto a small record player it reminded me that most of the children of today have no idea what a record is. In my day records were very popular. My husband had a stereo and a lot of albums when we dated. I had a smaller player and some albums. While we ...

Photo by Susan Crossett

Eating Me Out Of House And Home

The warming trend last February proved a true godsend. I’d been in Fredonia in January to revel when it hit the sixties there but my thermometer in Cassadaga couldn’t stretch beyond 59.7. (Well, it tried.) February was much better with at least four days at home topping the sixty ...

Class Struggle And The Rights Of Americans

“Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary ...

Just A Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today)

Editor’s Note: The poem below was submitted by reader Howard Paulson, NYNG-USN-USNR-Retired. He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past. Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done, In his ...

Thanksgiving Saved

Well, here comes Thanksgiving again — my favorite holiday. We could all use a little reprieve from the world right about now so I’m praying everyone has a day full of good family memories sprinkled with some gratitude. It helps to remember that we still have so much to be thankful for. I ...

Dos And Don’ts Of Dating

Any of my single friends out there still wanting answers as to why they’re still unattached? Is anyone wishing they had better advice on what to do and not do when they discover they’re crushing on someone hardcore? I may not be a relationship expert, but I’ve had my fair share of dates ...

Election Day: Pizza And Politics Go Hand-In-Hand

When the results are coming in, reporters are chowing down on one food that cures Election Night hunger like nothing else: pizza. Every year here at The Post-Journal, regardless of who is running or what the issues are, the biggest debate on Election Night in the newsroom is what kind of ...

Their America, And Ours

“Meet you at Peace Cross.” In northwest D.C. in the 1950s, that was an often-heard comment among high schoolers headed for Ocean City. The Peace Cross, in Bladensburg, Maryland, was a 40-feet concrete memorial to the 49 sons of Prince George’s County lost in the Great War. Paid for ...

Blood Tests Don’t Support Parathyroid Disease Diagnosis

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 78-year-old woman with many symptoms of parathyroid disease (chronic fatigue, feel “ill,” need naps, less concentration, memory “hesitation,” blurred vision), yet the blood tests are not at the confirmation level. My blood tests showed: PTH (parathyroid ...

Religious Extremism By Any Other Name

We knew within hours of the attack that the New York truck killer was a Muslim extremist, inspired by ISIS. In today’s climate, that means that NPR was hesitant to report that he had shouted “Allahu akbar” and that Donald Trump thundered that our legal system is a “laughingstock” (he ...

Man Who Lost His ‘Spark’ Gets Inspiration From Readers

DEAR ABBY: I’m responding to “Wallowing in the North” (June 16), who has had a wonderful life and has accomplished all the goals he set out for himself at age 56, but now feels no “spark” to carry on. Abby, he’s in a unique position to help someone else who hasn’t had all ...

An American President And The World

The release by the Trump administration of thousands of pages of classified documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy brought to mind two anecdotes about the 35th president and his legacy. After the shock of Dallas, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who was then an assistant ...

Cause Of Disruptive Bad Taste In Mouth Is Hard To Pin Down

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have talked to numerous doctors about my problem, but no one has an answer, and most don’t take it seriously. I have a terrible taste in my mouth all the time. Sometimes it is bearable, but often it is so bad that it makes me gag and choke. The only way I can stand it is by ...

What A Revoltin’ Development This Is!

Are you enjoying the revolution? We are in the midst of one. It is not a bloody revolt, thankfully. That thought struck me when I read of a recent poll. It found the American public’s approval of most senators was plunging. This applied to Democrats and Republican senators. The plunge ...

New Carpet Provokes Old Complaints From Husband

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 45 years. My husband and I get along fine. We each have our little quirks, but after all these years, we are used to each other. There is just one thing that really bugs me about him. When repairs need to be done outside the house, we have it done — new ...

Candidates Need To Keep Taxpayers In Mind

By Bruce Piatz There are very important issues coming up soon regarding the election of City Council and County Legislators this November. As our City Council members and county legislators labor over the difficult budget process I would hope they have the best interest of the taxpayers in ...

The Veteran Promise Transcends Generations

On Nov. 11 we will once again commemorate the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 marking the formal end of WWI. This day observed annually, once known as “Armistice Day,” was renamed in 1954 and is now known to all as Veterans Day. There will be ceremonies and services ...

Let’s Do The Numbers

Republican leaders in Congress, which includes our district’s representative, Tom Reed, are proposing a tax plan that they claim will save the middle class (you and me) a tremendous amount of money on our taxes. Let’s do the numbers and see if that’s true. This Republican tax plan ...

Good Intentions Can Leave Law Enforcement And Their Communities Less Safe

For the past several years, efforts to change the criminal justice system have become more and more popular while leaving law enforcement officers and communities like Chautauqua County less and less safe. We saw it again recently at the National Law Enforcement Summit in Washington, D.C. ...