Tag Archives: Don Newbury

A MAN ON A MISSION

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury Mickey Eddins didn’t want folks to make a “big to-do” about him or his western accessory business, but that’s simply too bad. “If he hadn’t wanted a ‘big to-do’ made about what he’s done, he shouldn’t a’done ‘em,” said one of the 400-plus guests crowded into the M&F showroom recently to honor him

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A DREAM COMES OF AGE

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury Just two decades ago, visionary Galveston leaders risked public monies, made promises they hoped they could keep, and readily shared their vision with cruise lines. They fully believed that cruising was ready to “take off.” Galvestonians–proud of their historic island city–were “in” for the long haul, and Carnival officials wanted to be. They

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SWEET CHARIOT STOCKS?

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury A casual statement made by my Uncle Mort at his 107th birthday party recently may go a long way in explaining why he continues his relentless pursuit of get-rich-quick inventions. He said he suffered a monumental financial blow–a borderline “gut punch”–from Wall Street. Mort rues the long-ago day he put all of his available

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SIGNS UNTO US

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury The prophet Isaiah really started something when he foretold of signs to indicate the coming of the Christ child. I know. This is a scriptural reference heard mostly at Christmastime. It is noted, though, that signs were big in biblical times, and remain big now. Today, some signs with their modern-day digital technology,

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LIFE WAS GOOD THEN, AND NOW

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury When the Great Depression had a strangle hold on the nation in 1930, the “haves” were outnumbered by the “have-nots” greatly. It wasn’t even close. Most scenes seemed rural, and many young men joked that they didn’t know their first names weren’t “Gitwood” until age 14 or so. Thing was, nearly everyone was “pore.”

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