OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Smedley Unloads The Bay’s notorious King of the Skeptics, The Great Scoffer, and Pooh-pooher of Everything that Floats down the River, our own town crank, the Great Know-It-All, Grand Geezer Eldridge Smedley, has just published his latest pamphlet lambasting our society’s current surrender to what he characterizes as unfiltered hogwash and poisonous barnyard droppings. Out […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

Brenda Fudge

Improve Health Quickly With Essential Oils KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! Prepare to be gifted with valuable information toward making wise, safe and cost-effective decisions about your health! You’ll discover new and alternative solutions through pure essential oils and natural remedies, a journey worth taking. Gain peace of mind and be empowered to make wiser, safer, and […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Smedley Goes Vegan Ernest Smedley, after his ill-fated journey to Needles, CA, remembering that he had a bevy of affluent nieces and nephews living in nearby Boulder, Colorado, headed out in a cloud of dust driving a 1983 F150 Ford pickup “borrowed” from his second cousin, Klaude Klappers. Ernest figured that he could use a […]

The Crazy Things We Did by Doug Nelson

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“Monkey Business” A carnival came to town for two weeks one summer. They blocked off 11th Street and three blocks became magic on a stick. Corn dogs, ice-cream bars, cotton candy—you name it—it was all there. As we walked the fairway looking at all the games of chance, we threw baseballs at lead milk bottles, […]

Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

Geary Leason

Notice: Avoid Contact with the Warner Smedleys! You, dear retiree, finally have decided to cross the pond, your first ever trip to Europe. You have chosen Viking River Cruises, to board a luxury river yacht for two weeks, cruising along the Danube and the Rhine rivers from Budapest to Holland. You have squirreled away the […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Simple Answers for Big Problems Myron Smedley, curator of the Ozark Think Tank as housed in the room above the bakery in downtown Leslie, sees himself as a not-so-great, but just an average man, a guy who is not bogged down with academics, agendas, and schemes. He is not dependent on government grants or programs. […]

The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

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“Betsy” While I was in the service, I was stationed at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi. I was looking for something to occupy my off time. I had dabbled a bit in photography; I also bought a bass guitar and tried to learn how to play it. There were all kinds of shops on base; […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Ernest Smedley, one of FFB’s cranky geezers, found himself stranded in Needles, CA, after a grueling and very unnecessary flight to attend the funeral of his long deceased mother’s second cousin, only to find out that the dude wasn’t dead – it was some other guy’s charred body they found in the meth lab explosion. […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Smedley Flies the Green Skies Part II Last week, Chester Smedley, the cranky geezer from Milkweed Lane in the Bay, while aboard Sardine Airlines’ 396 passenger bi-plane Aeroflot heading towards Las Vegas, a stopping point before reaching his destination Needles, CA., was causing more trouble than did the scary terrorist a few years ago who […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Smedley Flies the Green Skies Chester Smedley, the cranky geezer who lives in a double-wide on Milkweed in the Bay, reluctantly had to fly to Needles, California last week. This trip was made necessary so as to attend the funeral of his deceased mother’s second cousin, a side of his family he only knew by […]