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Chuck Hinman: IJMA No. 173: Show and Tell at Tallgrass Estates

It's Just Me Again No. 173: Show and Tell at Tallgrass Estates.Is Chuck Hinman your favorite Sunday with CM columnist, as many tell us? If so, we hope you'll drop him a line by email. Reader comments to CM are appreciated, as are emails directly to Mr. Hinman at:
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By Chuck Hinman

Show and Tell at Tallgrass Estates

A very popular activity program several years ago for Tallgrass residents was "Show and Tell." I first heard of S&T in the 1960s when our kids went to Wayside Elementary School just a short distance from us here at TG.

At one of the Show and Tell programs I took one of several stained glass lamps which grace my apartment. They were crafted by my nephew, Paul English of Lincoln, Nebraska. If you haven't seen my collection of Paul's stained glass artistry, why not drop by my apartment at my spring recital on Sunday, May 17, 2009, and meet Paul and some more of the Nebraska English's.

Now from the sublime to the ridiculous. . . .

I had run out of classy things for the weekly S&T activity until this gem came to mind. It was perfect for "Chuck Hinman" who has a reputation for humor a little on the "blue" side.

Most of my closest friends do not know the index finger of my left hand has hair growing from it as a result of a faulty skin graft after a car door accident. To the doctor's defense, his work was cut out for him trying to find an area on my body that doesn't produce hair in abundance. He selected a small piece on my arm opposite the elbow but it is "hairy" as an ape!

Now, who do you know that has to have the hair on the end of their "pinkie" trimmed along with their eyebrows?

I never heard if my circus side show attempt was the reason "Show and Tell" was mysteriously dropped at Tallgrass. Hmmm.

Even with my kinky wit I have no interest in seeing some Tallgrass queen showing off a miss-diagnosed navel on her right bun as a "beauty-spot"!

I believe I need to be excused!

Chuck Hinman, former Nebraska farm boy, spent his working days with Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Houston, Texas. He lives at Tallgrass Estates in Bartlesville where he keeps busy writing his memories. Chuck is visually impaired. His hobbies are writing, playing the organ, and playing bridge.

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