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Pat Shingleton: "Holding the Line..."

Pat Shingleton: "Holding the Line..."

Posted 5:31 PM 7/31/2015 by Pat Shingleton

One of our summertime tasks was "stretching the clothesline." The assignment began by connecting or "hitching"  a small rope to the back porch. The next connection was the flagpole, then a hook attached to the garage, an adjacent maple tree, then back to the other side of the porch. This is (More)

Yesterday

Pat Shingleton: "The "H" Word..."

Pat Shingleton: "The "H" Word..."

Posted 5:45 PM 7/30/2015 by Pat Shingleton

It happened yesterday. the official daytime high for Baton Rouge was 100 degrees. Just when we locked onto the Century mark, a line of showers and thunderstorms rolled through, dropping the temperature to 74 degrees in 40 minutes. You may have noticed an updated and upgraded chicken campaign (More)

7/30/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Stick to It!"

Pat Shingleton: "Stick to It!"

Posted 5:51 PM 7/29/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Our recent recent survey noting ways to keep and stay cool during the summertime heat included the consumption of snowballs. When we were kids, Mom asked (More)

7/29/2015

"An Unfortunate Moonlit Night..."

"An Unfortunate Moonlit Night..."

Posted 8:46 PM 7/28/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Our next full Moon will be this Friday with moonrise at 8:10, in the evening, setting at 6:33 Saturday morning. Native Americans referred to the July Full Moon as the Full Buck Moon or the Full Thunder Moon. On July 29, 1945, moon rise over the Philippine Sea occurred at 10:30 p.m. With maximum (More)

7/28/2015

"School Clothes..."

"School Clothes..."

Posted 4:52 PM 7/27/2015 by Pat Shingleton

When my wife, Mabyn, and her brother, Frank Kean, suggested the "Coats for Kids" program, it was quickly embraced by WBRZ's then News Director, John Spain. One of the slogan's that Mabyn's agency advanced was "Kids Grow, Coats Don't..." This slogan was certainly appropriate for me, while (More)

7/25/2015

"More Cool-Down Suggestions"

"More Cool-Down Suggestions"

Posted 6:05 PM 7/24/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Previous columns, along with on-air mentions, have referenced ways to "beat-the-heat." Heat relief today will be needed as we flirt with a 100 degree high. (More)...

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