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Butch Visits The Lafayette Wal-Mart

My wife and shopped at the Wal-Mart on State Road 26 East in Lafayette a...
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School Days In The Early 1900s…What A Difference!

In 1988 I interviewed Thelma Cook Warren, who graduated from Darlington High School in 1918....
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Butch’s Family Station Wagon Goes Airborne

When you first received your driver's license, did you do anything really stupid? Come on...admit...
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Fun Times At School In The Early 1960s

(Note: The following was written by Connie Pickering Carpenter, who graduated from Darlington H.S. in...
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Butch’s Brother Had A Crush On Trudy!

When a school has plenty of spirit, it also has great cheerleaders, and Darlington was...
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Butch Says Sometimes You Only Get One Chance

What will this year bring? No one knows for sure. We can’t predict the future....
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OK, Get Ready…Butch’s New Year’s Resolutions

Well, 2023 has arrived. It's time for my New Year's resolutions and goals for this...
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High School Basketball Has Changed, But It’s Still Fun!

WOW! High school basketball has certainly changed! My wife and I have been to quite...
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Butch Finally Gets To Go Out To Eat In The ‘60s

I honestly don't ever recall my folks taking our family out to eat to an...
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Butch Says Losing A Game Can Be A Good Thing

Ah yes, playing sports...You win some, you lose some. As they say, that's life. If...