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Jaine Treadwell

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Just how much is $1 trillion?

Many years ago, the City of Troy installed a new water tank that contained an almost unbelievable number of gallons of drinking water. Read more

6 days ago by Jaine Treadwell.

Memories of tramps and kindness

At first thought, the tattered man standing at my door was a tramp. Hat in hands and his eyes cast downward. Read more

1 month ago by Jaine Treadwell.

Before there was Charmin …

My shopping buggy was rammed off its wheels by a lady with a buggy filled with enough toilet paper to wrap Toomer’s Corner into the ... Read more

2 months ago by Jaine Treadwell.

‘Bad weather’s on the way; I can smell it’

My daughter came in the kitchen early Friday morning with her portable brain in hand. Read more

1 year ago by Jaine Treadwell.

I won’t be early, not by my watch

The roar of the Youghiogheny River was so loud that my 13-year-old son didn’t hear his daddy calling to him. At least, he didn’t let ... Read more

1 year ago by Jaine Treadwell.

Uh-oh, Christmas tree!

“Uh-oh Christmas tree, Uh-oh Christmas tree, where are thy many presents?” That’s the song they’ll be singing around my house this Christmas and they’ll probably ... Read more

1 year ago by Jaine Treadwell.

The long coming of an air cooler

After pulling weeds from around the tomato plants, I went in the house, hot and sweaty, to sit under the ceiling fan. I’m too “thrifty’ ... Read more

2 years ago by Jaine Treadwell.

Things nice little girls just don’t do

With the countryside a-blaze with rusty-red billy goat grass, many folks “my age” have been drawn back in memory to their childhoods. I’ve chewed billy ... Read more

2 years ago by Jaine Treadwell.

Did the buzzards come? Not on my watch

In the hamlet of Hinckley, Ohio, there’s an annual rite of spring called Buzzard Sunday. It’s held on the Sunday following March 15, the Ides ... Read more

2 years ago by Jaine Treadwell.

Unscramblin’ eggs!

Sometimes my brain is scrambled like yard eggs in a frying pan. Putting a thought together would be like holding water in a sieve. So ... Read more

2 years ago by Jaine Treadwell.

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