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Guy from southern Indiana Free

Born in '54 near the bucolic, pastoral town of Hitchcock (Washington County) in southern Indiana, within earshot of the celebrated Monon railroad ("The Hoosier Line"). Admiring and influenced by my perpetually drunk, brawling, leg-breakin' WWII Battle of the Bulge veteran uncle, I grew up as a hell raisin', fist fightin', hard drinkin', drag racin' jail-bound ne'er-do-well teenager. I soon learned the err of my ways, fortunately, before any major tragedy occurred. Now widowed, utterly repentant, reclusive and retired, barely living off of Social Security, near the idyllic, sylvan town of Furnessville in NW Indiana (Porter County), within earshot of the historic South Shore railway. My final goal now is to try to outlive and take care of the stray cat and her three kittens that my beloved late wife and I rescued back in '19. They are the last of the many dogs and cats that we rescued over the years. More than a few jobs, many lessons learned, far too many regrets, but even more stories.

Recent Comments

  1. 4 days ago on Mutt & Jeff

    You’re comparing the rationing amongst civilians of WWII to COVID?!? You have GOT to be joking! The only “hardships” of COVID that I experienced was a 24-hour supermarket cutting their hours to 16 hours, and a limit to the number of customers allowed in the store at one time; and masks being required. That’s it. No rationing whatsoever.

  2. 5 days ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    “Tiger-legged monkey frog”? Now I’m curious about the Monkey-legged tiger frog. Or the Monkey-legged frog tiger. Or the Frog-legged tiger monkey.

  3. 5 days ago on Mutt & Jeff

    I assume the original date of this comic was during World War II. My parents told me about the nationwide rationing measures. Not just gasoline, but even certain types of food, etc. We had a furniture set in the basement that was manufactured during that time. It had minimal padding, because that was rationed as well. I wonder if modern Americans have the wherewithal to comply with that sort of thing, if it were to happen again.

  4. 7 days ago on Matt Davies

    “You may leave here for four days in space, but when you return, it’s the same old place…” — Eve of Destruction

  5. 7 days ago on Ziggy

    The quack got BUSTED!

  6. 7 days ago on Monty

    Monty knows that, as long as he has that lucky penny in his possession, he will never be penniless.

  7. 7 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    It’s the same way with those who open the refrigerator door, and stand there, taking several minutes in trying to decide what to eat.

  8. 8 days ago on Pluggers

    “Live each day as if it is your last day. One day, you’ll be right.”

  9. 10 days ago on Ziggy

    The full quote is: “What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”

  10. 10 days ago on Pluggers

    “Waste not, want not.” I really hate wasting food.