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THE LAST HAND – General Custer’s campaign

THE LAST HAND – General Custer’s campaign

The death of Indian leader Black Kettle Colorado is rich in history of the early frontier, Indian wars, gold strikes and the birth of historic mining towns. Somewhat surprising is that all these events didn’t happen so long ago. Gold was discovered in California in 1849, and gold mines were operating in Colorado shortly thereafter, […]

THE LAST HAND – A Shaggy dog story

THE LAST HAND – A Shaggy dog story

I like to babysit our family’s dogs, two of them to be specific, a 4-year-old Australian doodle named Fresky and a 12-year-old female Peek-a-pom, Clio. I would guess that many seniors who travel up to the mountains have to do something with their pets. Feed them well and leave them in the house?  Seems like […]

THE LAST HAND – The New Year is here – let’s make it a fantastic 2016

THE LAST HAND – The New Year is here – let’s make it a fantastic 2016

Well, well, well, here we are entering into a New Year. We have much to be thankful for as a nation and state. Everyone wants to come to America because we still are a land of vast opportunity and freedoms. We don’t want to let these special rights disintegrate and disappear, so let’s all do […]

THE LAST HAND – Gaming industry showing good growth

THE LAST HAND – Gaming industry showing good growth

The highways are packed on Friday afternoon heading westward out of metro Denver. Many youngsters are heading to the ski slopes and the oldsters heading to Black Hawk and Central City. Age does make a difference in sporting activities. Participants can buckle on skies and slide down snowy slopes or sit leisurely sipping a beverage […]

THE LAST HAND – Happy Holidays

THE LAST HAND – Happy Holidays

Through the woods we go Well, the turkey, stuffing, cranberries, gravy, rolls and sweet potatoes are now recent memories, and only the scales know how much we all really consumed. It is that time of year to indulge, enjoy the candy, eggnog, pies and cakes “I thought growing old would take longer,” was an email received […]

REMARKS – Momma said, ‘Eat your meat’ — Doctors say, ‘No’

REMARKS – Momma said, ‘Eat your meat’ — Doctors say, ‘No’

In Isaiah 22:13, the Bible advised us to, “Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we shall die,” but everywhere you turn today our country’s health “experts” are lecturing us to “give up meat, bacon and sausages,” which just happen to be three of my favorite foods. On Oct. 23, the World Health Organization said, […]

THE LAST HAND – Gobblers and Gamblers

THE LAST HAND – Gobblers and Gamblers

Visions of turkeys in my head I have visions of someone inventing a turkey slot machine that has a player pulling a turkey leg to match the images and win. The turkey head could be where the numbers appear with pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy spinning around that would be like the […]

THE LAST HAND – Ameristar has a great casino in St. Charles, Mo.

THE LAST HAND – Ameristar has a great casino in St. Charles, Mo.

Last month I attended a newspaper conference in St. Charles, Mo., a nearby suburb of St. Louis. Located on the banks of the Missouri River loomed a gigantic Ameristar Casino that was my destination for the nearby newspaper conference. Wow, what a facility that dwarfs Black Hawk in size and scope. This is a large […]

THE LAST HAND – And it came to pass

THE LAST HAND – And it came to pass

Internet source of clever, good humor One of the best technical advances in my lifetime is the Internet and the vast amount of information that can be sent, received and shared with others. The downfall of this technology is that it may be too good and so overused that we become totally engaged without smartphones […]

Non-political advice

Non-political advice

Be careful what you swallow I’m reading the AARP monthly magazine and finding an article that caught my attention about painkillers. I know that playing blackjack and hanging out in a casino for a long period of time can be a big pain for card players.  Sitting all day at a poker table, standing at […]

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