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Bob Billingsley

Billingsley’s Bullets: Do not hang with cheapskates

Cheapskates are expensive to maintain. They become paralyzed when it’s time to pay the dinner bill or when it’s time to pay for the movie tickets. Cheapskates lose their voices when the waitress says, “Who gets the bill?” Slow motion in movies was invented by frugal addicts. A movie producer observed a few cheapskates reaching, […]

Billingsley’s Bullets: Being old has some advantages

I probably will be away from this Earth when cars are routinely flying in the sky and when cars are without drivers. I have a pretty good imagination, but I still can’t fathom living in a world where cars fly. There will be no need for roads in the sky, but how do you keep flying […]

May 31, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 ,
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