Fritz Groszkruger

11/25/2014 - 1:41pm
A holistic thank you        Back in 1966, I was walking down the street in Santa Monica and as I passed someone I said, “thank you” instead of “hello.” For years I’ve found it funny. Working at McDonalds I was instructed to say thank you like a broken record, so it just came out.      Now I realize it may have been...
09/02/2014 - 10:45am
Avoid short-term thinking A few years ago I got in trouble for refusing to buy a candy bar at a convenience store. I stuck to my guns though, and nobody starved to death. A friend of mine once said that needing immediate gratification is a sign of an uncivilized society. That idea is expressed in the story of the ant and the grasshopper,...
08/19/2014 - 12:17pm
Everyday heroes There seems to be a flood of good friends flowing to heaven lately. When I moved to Dumont from Noxon, Mont., in 1977 no one close to me had died. I was 26. Grandpa Barlow had written to say Grandma was in the nursing home dying of lung cancer, even though I doubt Minnie had ever even smelled a smoke filled room. As Grandpa...
08/05/2014 - 3:01pm
Remove the carrot to stem influx of unwanted newcomers        With all the hoopla over the children flooding into our country from Central America, we should be asking why. Why in the world would a parent send their young children off to another land with nowhere specific as a destination?     ...
07/22/2014 - 10:40am
James Garner, Imperfect role model I’ve had the theme from “Maverick” going through my head lately. Next to my mom and dad, James Garner was a role model for me. Kinda weird because, as Maverick, he played a gambler. The loader operator I worked with for Columbia Helicopters taught me not to gamble by taking every new guy...
07/08/2014 - 11:30am
Good friends shape our lives I mentioned Chuck Saxton, the hook tender, in the last column. He was stocky with red curly hair sticking out all over, made to be a logger with a low center of gravity. Chuck's superior was Kiddo. I can't remember his given name, but Kiddo called everybody else “kiddo.” He was an old man with...
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