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‘Your Jewish Friend’

By DANNY MINTON I opened the Houston Post in July of 1993, looking for the obituary of my father-in-law. While browsing the page, I discovered a small personal obituary in the bottom corner of the page. The note contained few words, and there were no pictures. I don’t remember the exact words, but the message remains with me even today.

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Remember

By DANNY MINTON Tradition in Texas History states that Sam Houston addressed his men on April 19, 1836, as they prepared for the “Battle of San Jacinto” with the words “Remember the Alamo.” Many of his men had friends in the battle at San Antonio and were anxious to take revenge. A little over a hundred years later, there would

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The White Rose

By DANNY MINTON May 9, 2021, marked what would have been the 100th birthday for Sophia Magdalena Scholl. Sophia and her brother, Hans, died on February 22, 1943, beheaded for treason against the Nazi government. She was only 21 years old.  Sophia was a student attending the University of Munich, where she discovered leaflets that her brother and others had

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Use Your Talent

By DANNY MINTON I never played much basketball in school. I believe I played in Junior High but spent most of the time on the bench. In sixth grade, two players didn’t make the team. I was one. You might think it’s because I was only about five feet tall back then, but you’d be wrong. I didn’t play because

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Your Lucky Day!

By DANNY MINTON A teacher once told a story of the indomitable spirit of one of her students who had left his lunch at home, broken the zipper on his snowsuit, fallen and ripped his trousers, scraped his knee on the playground, and finally took a headlong plunge down the stairs during a fire drill. As the teacher was picking

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Failure to Communicate

By DANNY MINTON Going through my files, I came across this conversation between an attorney and an old farmer.A farmer walked into an attorney’s office want to file for a divorce.The attorney asked, “May I help you?”The farmer said, “Yeah, I want to get one of them dayvorces.”The attorney said, “Well, do you have any grounds?”The farmer said, “Yeah, I

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Packs vs Herds

By DANNY MINTON My son Scottie and I watched the Ice Age movie one evening when one scene stuck out to me. The three main characters of the film are three friends, a mammoth (Manny), a sloth (Sid), and a saber-toothed tiger (Diego), an unusual trio, to say the least. In this one scene, Diego is trying to talk another

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One More Day

By DANNY MINTON I was born on a Sunday approximately 645,792 hours ago as I write this article. That amounts to 26,908 days, or 3,844 weeks, or 884 months. If I live to my dad’s age when he passed, I have approximately 178,296 hours or 7,429 days. Of those hours, I will spend in the neighborhood of 10 hours a

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