Christmas Commutation?

‘I guess I won’t be home for Christmas.? * * * One reason I have long-lived in the area is because of Christmas. I want to be around family and friends during this most special of times. I am sentimental and mushy — just like those songs (not hymns) you hear on the all-Christmas-all-the-time radio […]

‘Female? responds to’manly? columnist

(Editor’s note: Don Rush did not write a column this week. While the following would not have been accepted as a Letter to the Editor ? the writer was not brave enough to identify herself ? Mr. Rush has adopted the role of ‘sensitive male? and asked that it be printed in his space this […]

The reason for the season

‘Jesus is the reason for the season.? ‘Wise Men Still Seek Him.? It’s the annual self-righteous cluck about the media commercialization of Christmas. No one is safe from the Christmas Police this year, not even me (see last week’s edition of my husband’s award-winning column Don’t Rush Me. My name is Jennie and I married […]

Pillow fights and eating the weak

I cleaned my desk off the other day and ran across a news item I saved. (I tend to save news items, phone numbers, napkins, doodles — lots of things on the top of my desk, some of which I want to write about, others only to throw away.) News items that catch my eye […]

It’s Christ mas damn-it

Ever the bellweather writer, the fair-weather fan, and as a follower versus leading the pack, I am jumping on the bandwagon to ride on somebody else’s coattails. (There, I think that nicely sums up my general input on important issues.) That said, wow, what is happening here in the land of the free and the […]

‘Oxford worker’ George Hesketh dies

When George Hesketh was given a retirement party by Detroit Edison in 1984, then Oxford Leader editor James A. Sherman, Sr., published the following headline: George Hesketh; Edison and Oxford worker Mr. Hesketh, a resident of Oxford since 1966, passed away at Crittenton Hospital on December 2, 2005. He had been in the hospital for […]

In search of . . . Paramedic who saved her life

A little over two months ago, diners at Independence Township’s Capri Grill got more than dinner. It was near 7:30 in the evening and Brandon Township residents Michael ‘Mick? and Terri Elliott were paying their bill at the Sashabaw Road eatery when the excitement began. ‘I must not have looked right. Mick thought I was […]

‘Tis the season to help those you don’t even know

‘Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Don’t hit the folks standing in the roads selling newspapers!? * * * I know it’s that holiday time of year because over the past six weeks I have put together area Goodfellow newspapers (boy, have I been putting together Goodfellow newspapers — but, I know, you don’t want […]

What kind of creature is Sean?

Does anybody remember comedian Bill Murray’s lounge lizard routine from those exciting days of yesteryear, when ‘Saturday Night Live? was relatively new? I only ask this, because son Sean Rush, is following in Bill’s footsteps, if only because he walks around the house singing (over and over), ‘Star Wars, nothing but Star Wars . . […]

Will you still be my dad when I’m 10?

I wrote and published this on April 14, 2004. It being Father’s Day and all, I thought I would republish it. The way I figure it, I got a year left on this contract. ‘When I am 10, will you be dead?? Sean asked me, adding, ‘Will you still be my dad?? * * * […]