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Failed Guarantees

LightGramsJuly 21, 2022Volume 26, Number 23 Kent Slaughter is angry at Bass Pro Shops. Over the last few years he has purchased several pairs of Redhead socks, advertised as “the last socks you’ll ever need”. Each pair came with a lifetime warranty that said Bass Pro would exchange worn-out socks with a new pair at…

Blessed By The Virus

LightGrams August 6, 2020 Volume 24, Number 27 Doris Crippen couldn’t have felt good about testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. At age 73 she was in a high-risk category. While dealing with some of the virus’s difficult symptoms she fell and broke her arm. After spending more than a month in the hospital, she…

“Melting Masterpieces”

LightGrams February 9, 2017 Volume 21, Number 6 When I was young I loved playing in the snow.  Almost every new snowfall would find me rolling balls of snow as I constructed a snowman.  I knew my creation would not last beyond the 32-degree mark.  My best work was doomed from the outset. There’s a…

Look Who’s In The Back Seat!

LightGrams January 26, 2017 Volume 21, Number 4 Sam Snow drives a taxi in Washington, D.C.  Last Friday, the day of the Presidential Inauguration, he picked up three riders.  Since Snow was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers jacket and cap, the conversation turned to professional football. “Who’s the best all-time quarterback?” Snow was asked.  He responded…