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Bob Billingsley

Billingsley’s Bullets

Bionic Bob is on the way Recently a surgeon told me it may be time to replace my right knee. I have bone-on-bone on the right side of my knee and plenty of arthritis on the left side. A new knee may be an unexpected gift. I always wanted to be 6-foot-3. When they’re operating […]

April 26, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: I am innocent

Someone is spreading the rumor that I have been seen wearing a New England Patriots football jersey with No. 12 on the back. It is also alleged that the jersey has a little blood and dirt on it. I did not attend the Super Bowl. However … if you would like to purchase the jersey, perhaps I […]

March 29, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: The Klutz King of El Dorado

Twenty-six months ago I suffered a stroke, which put me in the hospital and a rehabilitation program for 20 days. During the 23 months after the stroke occurred, I never tripped or fell while I was learning to walk again. In the last three months I have tripped and fallen six times – three times in our […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Observations and lessons in 2016

At the end of each year I review my “Bullets” column and list some of my favorite items from columns for that year, which includes the following: • Recently my 2-and-a-half-year-old great-granddaughter Daisy came into the living room and saw my infected hand bandaged from fingertips to the elbow. Without saying a word, she came […]

January 25, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Saddle up for 2017

The year 2016 is coming to an end. I did OK on two of the 10 resolutions I made for 2016. I improved my tennis serve because I played no tennis in 2016. Also, I resolved to eat more vegetables in 2016. My special neighbor Wendy created a creamy sauce that contained spinach and I ate […]

December 28, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: I miss all my pals

Even before I wrote my last “Heard Over the Back Fence” column I knew I would miss all of my co-workers at the Mountain Democrat office. It felt like I was leaving family. The entire Mountain Democrat crew works as a very productive, intelligent and friendly group of very nice people. It was a great […]

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Little things add up to big

In her book “A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II,” Joyce Sequich Hifler notes the following daily meditation: “The small things that make up our lives are pleasant and filled with sweet silences that soothe the soul. But even more commonplace, a lunch, a walk, the companionship of a sweet friend, our dog. So many […]

November 02, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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