Southern Indiana Guy Free

'54: born in the pastoral hills of southern Indiana, near the town of Hitchcock, within earshot of the historic Monon Railroad. '71: working night shift at a gas station/hot-rod shop at the nearby town of Campbellsburg, I bought a '65 289 Mustang and "souped 'er up". '73: a teenage hell-raiser, I almost wrecked her while drag racing a '68 396 Chevelle on ol' Highway 56 (SW of the town of Little York). But I still won. '74: dropped out of college after one semester (wasn't for me); joined the Army. '79: living on a leaky, creaky houseboat and starting as a bartender/bouncer, I bought a run-down canoe livery/greasy-spoon diner/tavern on the banks of the Wabash River. With no business sense and too much beer, I ran it right into the ground. Now retired and barely living only off of Social Security in the town of Furnessville in NW Indiana, in earshot the historic South Shore Line. A whole lot of jobs, many regrets, but even more stories.

Recent Comments

  1. 29 minutes ago on Drabble

    Was the quote attributed to the Buddha? Or Confucius? Or Plato? There are a lot of quotes attributed to them, yet no record exists of them saying it.

  2. 37 minutes ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    The “Believe it or Not” shocker is that the guy’s average electric bill is only $74! My electric bill is WAY more than that. My bill comes with a graph showing how my energy use compares with similar sized homes. The graph shows “average homes”, “efficient homes” and “my home”. My usage is half that of “efficient homes” and one-fourth that of “average homes”.

  3. about 1 hour ago on Ziggy

    The only people who hate Mondays are people with jobs. Ziggy has a job? Since I retired, I hate weekends. Too many people in stores. And parks.

  4. 2 days ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    A little misleading entry. The bus driver PURPOSELY dumped the crap into the river. The only accident was that it landed on a tour boat.

  5. 2 days ago on Monty

    I see I’m not the only one to have witnessed the incompetent quackery at Northwestern University. At least, their hospital in downtown Chicago.

  6. 3 days ago on Basic Instructions

    He’s referring to the “child seat” in the shopping cart.

  7. 3 days ago on Monty

    He learned his medical knowledge from Wikipedia, and his bedside manner from Dr. Gregory House, it seems. And shaving habits as well. Or are those things on his face supposed to be zits?

  8. 4 days ago on Monty

    Fun fact: researchers found that 90% of medical articles on Wikipedia contain errors.

  9. 5 days ago on The Dinette Set

    It’s like “China’s final warning”. “China’s final warning” is a Russian proverb that originated as a Soviet political joke in the Soviet Union during the 1950s, referring to a warning that carries no real consequences. China had issued more than 900 “final warnings” by 1964.

  10. 5 days ago on Peanuts Begins

    That’s amazing! And he shot from the hip!