Butch’s Column

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Butch Cannot Live Without His Coffee!

With inflation and the recession...(YES, WE ARE IN A RECESSION despite what Ol' Joe says),...
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School Days in the 1950s

(Note: This was written by Sharon Hankins Lough in 1988 and it was included in...
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PE Class Was The Best And Worst Of Times!

Like many boys, I participated in all of the sports that Darlington offered back in...
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School Days In The 1930s And 40s

(Note: This was written in 1988 by my father, Bill Dale, who graduated from Darlington...
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Butch Plans New Jobs for National Politicians!

You know, folks, I will admit it. I have been very critical of our national...
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Butch Says, “Thank you, Mrs. Surface!”

Ask any former student to recollect their experiences in music and art at Darlington School,...
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Butch Says It’s OK To Be In Your “Own Little World”

Many times in the past, my wife has asked me a question or made a...
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Butch Wonders…What Happened to America?

Life used to be simple. There were MEN, and there were WOMEN. There were HEROES,...
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Spoiling The Grandkids….A Family Tradition

When I was a youngster and stayed at Grandpa and Grandma Dale's house, I always...
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Butch’s Daughter Is Still His “Little Girl”

My wife and I recently attended dance recitals for two of our granddaughters. Ava is...