February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Lifestyle

Collecting by Larry Cox

Old washboards collectible but not expensive

Q: My mom was raised on a farm in Nebraska during the 1930s and ‘40s. When she moved to Canton, Ohio, after World War II, she brought with her several items, including a washboard. More...

Strange BUT TRUE

London Bridge has never fallen down, despite the song

* Have you ever heard of an “Oreo” cow? It’s officially known as the Belted Galloway, a breed of cattle that originated in Scotland. A typical specimen is black with a broad white band around its middle. More...

New ways to use grapefruit

It’s grapefruit season, and my home state of Texas has a bountiful crop of the bittersweet fruit featuring white, pink and red varieties. Pink and red grapefruit get their rosy blush from lycopene, the same antioxidant found in tomatoes. More...


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Now here's a tip!

• If you have a linoleum floor and get scuff marks a lot, try this trick from the pros: Take a regular tennis ball and cut a small “X” into one side. More...


Fred and Hazel Champion are avid bird watchers and reported an unusual visitor at their feeder recently — a rare white goldfinch. They also reported wood ducks in the swamp near Allen.   More...