Lighter Side


Easter Eggs

Recalling the joys and perils of the hunt — back when it really was a hunt. More

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Presidents’ Day

What started as a memorial to George Washington and Abe Lincoln is now a tribute to all presidents. More

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Grandpa Wars

You have to expect the fierce rivalry over a tot's affections to heat up at Christmastime. More

Jar Roses

Two women on a treacherous rose heist cheat the seasons and emerge with victoriously green thumbs, and probably a giggle for anyone following along. More

The Camporee

A Boy Scout troop from a rural mountain community is invited to a Camporee, where their "hicks from the sticks" reputation precedes them. More

The Making of an Athlete

When a woman rushes into the sporting life her new husband loves, she realizes the importance of taking things slow. More

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Maypole Memories

Once upon a time, it was the centerpiece of May Day, a holiday sadly no longer recognized  More

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Gimme a Break!

Humorist Philip Gulley covers the disturbing evolution of what used to be a simple spring holiday. More

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It’s My Birthday!

If you've no idea what to get humorist Philip Gulley for his upcoming birthday, don't panic. We've published his wish list in the Post. More

A Week Proposal

Why stop celebrating on New Year's when there are so many other weeks to celebrate? More

department store at Christmas
In Anticipation of the Big Dump

While shoppers crowd into stores anticipating a 12-inch blizzard, one brave woman, armed with a gift card, risks it for after-holiday clothing sales. More

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