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050 – But Whatsit Mean? - A New Year’s Eve celebration and translation of the traditional song, “Auld Lang Syne.” Fred recounts several New Year’s from past to present, provides the secret recipe for a most unusual drink…and at last, someone who actually knows what the heck auld lang syne means!
049 – A Traditional Christmas – Bananas Crackers and Nuts Christmas special, featuring thoughts about the colors and other delights of the greatest holiday of all — and a specially produced reading of “One Solitary Life”!
048 – The Name Game – Nearly everyone has some sort of nickname but, usually, it has something to do with the person’s actual given name. That’s not the case in this case! Looking back at how two particular families handled it provides just some of the memories passing under the bridge between generations.
047 – Falling Like Snowflakes - If you’re going to play Superman, fly don’t flop. Putting the car away doesn’t seem like a dangerous task … until you mix in some ice and a couple of trips to the emergency room. Traction should be tested with a tire, not the human anatomy and the lack of it can test your resilience.
046 – Valentine – What A Card! – Valentine’s Day is more than just a Hallmark holiday and offers lovers opportunities from the bizarre to the beautiful. There’s even an alternative holiday to the traditional February 14th…and more than one legend of how the tradition got started.
045 – Not Dog Years – People can be funny about aging, especially about birthdays, and I used to be no exception. Then I had an attitude adjustment. Having just notched another such annual occasion, I have become acutely aware of the importance of family and leaving a mark behind someday … at least a smudge!
044 – Perfect Storm – The worst of summer, winter and a local restaurant combine for a shaky step into the New Year. Start with a big itch, a bad steak and a flu bug … then add a dawdling doctor and patience becomes as hard to find as the cure.
043 – Always A Ball – A New Year’s Eve celebration and translation of the traditional song, “Auld Lang Syne.” Fred recounts several New Year’s from past to present, provides the secret recipe for a most unusual drink…and at last, someone who actually knows what the heck auld lang syne means!
042 – A Christmas Card – Bananas Crackers and Nuts Christmas special, featuring thoughts about the colors and other delights of the greatest holiday of all — and a specially produced reading of “One Solitary Life”!
041 – Pilgrims ‘n Turkeys – Annual Thanksgiving Special about a small boy lost in his own reality, as well as some personal recollections of this very special holiday and its significance.
040 – The Turkey List – There are all the things we are thankful for that are no-brainers. Then there are some other things that are less obvious, sometimes even taken for granted, but are just as important … and with Thanksgiving approaching they deserve some thought, too.
039 – Claws – The old saw, “If it’s too good to be true, it’s too good to be true” still applies. Fresh lobsters at 25 cents apiece sound like a real bargain … until nearly 2,000 of the hungry, snapping rascals suddenly show up on your doorstep in the middle of the night!
038 – Buttpuckers - Buttpuckers are an entire category of occurrences that are neither good nor bad … they just ARE. Join me for an exploration of some different kinds of ‘BPs’ and take a look back at the unusual, but not too surprising origin of the term.
037 – Radio Daze - What a privilege just to have touched The Golden Age of radio! Gone are the days when radio was king but many of the people and all of the memories remain alive and well … not only as a listener but, for me, as a broadcaster working with some of those who created its legacy.
036 – Humpty Dumpty - Miracles of science and technology now allow us to replace many human parts. This may help extend human life, and improve its quality, but it can also lead to some awkward moments … as well as raising more than a few interesting questions.
035 – When It’s Right, What’s Left? - Sometimes couples meet in the most unusual ways. Ever wonder how your parents met? Whether it’s through fate or by design, persistence pays off … a little patience doesn’t hurt any either! When it comes to love, the end often justifies the means!
034 - Son Of The Beach - A day trip to the beach can really open your eyes, in more ways than one! Some of the constantly changing styles for sand and surf can reveal as much of the person inside as they reveal of the skin they adorn on the outside … and the resilience of kids, both young and old, is amazing!
033 – The Shootist - From panic to proficiency is the ultimate triumph when facing a fear. Vigi crushed her complete revulsion of guns and is having fun shooting, while she develops a new skill where nothing less than scoring a bullseye is acceptable!
032 – A Nibble, A Lick and A Wiggle - We started out to celebrate the beginning of a new family and wound up enlarging our own by one. Rescuing a small dog can be a big challenge, once the bureaucracy becomes involved. It’s sort of like being helped across the street whether you want to go or not … and sometimes the real objective gets lost in the rules and red tape.
008 – Encore: Forever Mine – Everyone remembers their first love — the one who takes you back to a simpler time when your biggest worry was getting a date for Saturday night. You know, the one who helped you take those first steps into a larger, grown up world.
031 – Four Weddings - It’s the little things that make a wedding memorable, especially if they’re not part of the plan. As two present day friends prepare to tie the knot, memories surface about some old friends and their unique entries into wedded bliss.
030 – Remembering Heroes - Sometimes the meaning of special days like Memorial Day or D-Day can become blurred or even forgotten. A pre-race NASCAR ceremony stirs thoughts of those who sacrifice to make America exceptional and preserve our freedom.
029 – The Doghouse - Ever said something you regretted, then tried to explain your way out of it? The hole you dug just keeps getting deeper with each new shovelful of reasoning … and a shopping list takes you into “The Twilight Zone”.
003 – Encore: A Dog Story - A very special purpose makes it necessary for a selfless man to turn his best friend over to an animal shelter. Adoption creates a difficult transition for both new owner and new pal over old ways.
028 – Kidhood 101 - Are modern kids being properly equipped to deal with real life? It could be there’s just too much pampering and not enough preparation for the competition they will face once they’re out and about in the world.
027 – To Be or Not To Be - It could be that we have a certain something to say about when we leave this life. It’s a great ride but everything is ‘on loan’. Since death is a part of life, the operator can order us off at any time … but we may get a vote!
026 – Fur, Feathers and Fins - Pets come in as many shapes and sizes as the people who own them. While cats and dogs are still the most common, some people seek companionship in creatures that are a bit more exotic.
025 – Mind Candy - Memories can be a powerful force, especially when they involve life changing events. The prospect of a high school reunion leads to an understanding of deeper feelings and a greater awareness of the ties that bind generations together!
024 – Rednecks, Rurals and Three Button Suits - We all need to change with life’s circumstances but in what ways? It’s not that some alternatives are necessarily better than others, just different…and it’s important to know who you are if your to know where your going.
023 – The Saint In Valentine’s Day – Valentine’s Day offers something for everyone, from the bizarre to the beautiful. There’s even an alternative holiday to the traditional February 14th…and one legend of how the tradition got started and its original significance.
022 – Got Pants? – When a wife earns more than her husband, certain adjustments must be made. It’s matter of social necessity conflicting with generational learning and it can cause a short in a guy’s wiring.
021 – Smokeless – Any habit is hard to break but smoking may be the hardest of all. This is the story of a ‘hard case’ with enough determination to overcome his cigarette addiction and go on to celebrate a landmark anniversary.
020 – Always A Ball – A New Year’s Eve celebration and translation of the traditional song, “Auld Lang Syne.” Fred recounts several New Year’s from past to present, provides the secret recipe for a most unusual drink…and at last, someone who actually knows what the heck auld lang syne means!
019 – A Christmas Card – Bananas Crackers and Nuts Christmas special, featuring thoughts about the colors and other delights of the greatest holiday of all — and a specially produced reading of “One Solitary Life”!
018 – Oh! Christmas Tree – Whether shopping for presents, decorations or the tree itself, Christmas can be a challenge. Things are changing but is it due to the economy or just people’s desire to experience more of the Holiday spirit?
017 – Tales of Christmas Past – Christmas can be rich with wonderful memories for kids and adults alike. Fred chronicles three special occasions in anticipation of the great day arriving in just a few weeks.
016 – Pilgrims ‘n Turkeys – Special Thanksgiving program about a small boy lost in his own reality, as well as some personal recollections of this very special holiday and its significance.
015 – Buyer Beware – Buying on the Internet can be tricky and sometimes calls for a little healthy paranoia. Ignore too many ‘red flags’ with an auction item and you could find yourself more than just a dollar short and a day late.
014 – It’s A Boy! – Witnessing the birth of your child is an unforgettable miracle. A minor operation for Fred’s grand daughter triggers some vivid memories of several birth experiences, from Lamaze class to introducing his infant son to the family dog.
013 – Stuff – From rooftop reasoning to fractured fads, Fred is waxing philosophical. Here’s a collection of stuff about stuff, personal taboos, and a brouhaha with Becky and Krystal at the checkout encounter.
012 – Know When to Fold ‘Em – People have different gambling styles that can turn fun into frustration. A trip to the racetrack and a cruise are the settings to show not only techniques but how something as simple as placing a bet can turn normal individuals into bananas!
011 – Making Change – Two stories illustrate that it’s never too late to make changes and anything is possible if you want it badly enough. Since change is the one thing that is certain, controlling it puts you in better control of your life.
010 – Not Mantovani – There are a number of differences between today’s Senior and ‘Seasoned Citizens’ of yesteryear. They vary from musical tastes to recreation and lifestyle choices. BCNuts makes some informed comparisons.
009 – Getting Ready for Winter – As the seasons change and the trees burst into color, certain preparations must be made for winter. Exactly what you need to do may depend upon exactly who, what or where you are.
008 – Forever Mine – Everyone remembers their first love — the one who takes you back to a simpler time when your biggest worry was getting a date for Saturday night. You know, the one who helped you take those first steps into a larger, grown up world.
007 – Splinters – Here’s a look at some of the little, everyday things in life that get under your skin. Anything from annoying waitresses to doting do-gooders can cause irritation but there are ways to extract your own pound of flesh.
006 – Her Missing Tooth – A special 9/11 tribute offering personal recollections and commentary. Each year, the nation remembers those who perished in the attacks but how many truly understand the significance of that day?
005 – Who Moved My Keys? – When you’re younger, the world is filled with keys or markers that punctuate your life. What happens later when these keys change or become lost? Fred looks at some causes and effects.
004 – I Kid You Not – Raising children isn’t what it used to be and neither is being a kid growing up. Here is a perspective on both and a philosophical look from a couple of self-proclaimed successful parents, turned grandparents.
003 – A Dog Story – A very special purpose makes it necessary for a selfless man to turn his best friend over to an animal shelter. Adoption creates a difficult transition for both new owner and new pal over old ways.
002 – Soft Kryptonite – Times when the Super Hero within you has lost some of his power to perform, protect and defend those he loves, plus a few compensating suggestions.
001 – Other End of the Telescope - The good, the bad and the ugly of adjusting to the changes that occur during our Senior years vs. the trauma of being a Teen.