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May 18, 2013

The Plain Side: Quad Hopper finds a bit of Utopia

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After paying for our purchases and loading them into the van, Vicky takes us across the street to Famous Dave’s Barbecue. Calvin recommended this stop too, and his judgement is sound again. Somehow the food here is just extra tasty. Delicious food goes down the hatch and a bit more trash talk bounces around the table. The stakes are rising on tonight’s games.

After a night of duking it out over the game table, the mental box score shows that Calvin, unfortunately, has asserted his dominance in the game of Settlers again along with a strong showing by Steven. Mike trounces us in a modified Rook game and I take two out of three in the game of Blurt. Go figure.

We will probably forget all that later and remember only the good times. We are blessed.

Back to the books. I eagerly anticipate diving into some of them at home and a few of the half-dozen or so I’ve gone through already have proven worthy. I was, though, disappointed to discover a lot of, uh, raunchy material in a few of the books. Those will end up being pitched. It would be difficult to feel good about having dirty jokes in my library. Had I exercised more discernment earlier, I would have saved a bit of money. Now I know.

Still, a lot of sound reading lies before me and my fingers are itching to get to it. So farewell, my friends, my new library awaits.

Loren Beachy is an auctioneer and elementary school teacher. He can be contacted by writing to 14047 Ind. 4, Goshen, IN 46528 or by calling 642-1180.

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