Category Archives for "Ink Spots"

Ink Spots: Of Obnoxious Quizzes and Such, Molly MacDonald, Scott MacDonald, @scottmacnotes
Feb 19

Ink Spots: Of Obnoxious Quizzes and Such

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There was a quiz on Facebook awhile ago designed, I think, to make me feel bad. And old. It listed 19 things from years past and quiz-takers were to check the ones they remembered. Things like home delivery of milk in glass bottles, tiny wax coke-shaped bottles with colored water in them, phone numbers with […]

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Jan 29

Ink Spots: Of Smoke Signals and Such

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My internet crashed again, this time taking the phones down with it. Or maybe the phone line crashed, taking the internet down with it. I’m thinking of resorting to communication by smoke signals.   It took seven hours for everything to be fixed. During that time, I was able to use my new cell phone, […]

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Ink Spots: Happy New Year!, Scott MacDonald, @scottmacnotes
Jan 02

Ink Spots: Happy New Year!

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I wrote this in June for the anniversary issue that was to come out then – slight delay, it finally came out last week. Happy New Year, all! I started as a reporter at the Algona Upper Des Moines just a few years ago. OK, it was in 1984, if you want to be technical. […]

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Ink Spots: Of Expiration Dates and Other Trivia, Scott MacDonald, @scottmacnotes
Dec 19

Ink Spots: Of Expiration Dates and Other Trivia

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I wonder who looks at expiration dates on food and over-the-counter meds other than my children. Bing and I seem to have reared five super-cautious (a nice way of saying paranoid), compulsive label-readers. Who Reads Expiration Dates Anyway? Food Case in point: Last year, Meg asked what she would need to make turkey gravy at […]

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Ink Spots: Of Thanksgiving Past, Inkspots, Molly MacDonald, Scott MacDonald, @scottmacnotes
Nov 26

Ink Spots: Of Thanksgiving Past

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As I write this, Thanksgiving is upon us. Which reminds me of our first Thanksgiving after we were married. We had moved to Kansas City that June when Bing finished law school. We rented a nice apartment which we shared, initially, with the former tenants, who were loathe to vacate it. There were approximately 3,421 […]

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Nov 07

Ink Spots: Stick With Me, Kid

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Stick with me, kid . . . I wrote my first Inkspots column in 1984. I was, of course, a mere slip of a girl then. Over the years, I’ve tried to educate my readers (all three of them) in the ways of the world. For instance, I counseled against feeding one’s husband chili made […]

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Ink Spots: Of Carnival Rides and Fairs, Scott MacDonald @scottmacnotes
Aug 15

Ink Spots: Of Carnival Rides and Fairs

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Ink Spots: Of Carnival Rides and Fairs With the county fair almost upon us, visions of past fairs and carnival rides dance in my head. When Wade was about ten, and we lived across the street from the fairgrounds, he managed to get a job with the carnival workers. For the duration of the fair, he was […]

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May 22

Of the Danger of New Gardening Gloves

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I bought a new pair of gardening gloves awhile ago. I couldn’t find my old ones and since I’d inherited some more hostas, I was compelled to plant them. I really should have “people” to do that sort of thing for me, because I harbor a “hate gardening” gene in my DNA. As it was, […]

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