‘Tis the season to be jolly…or is that the season to be folly? Never mind. Watch the parade and welcome Santa.

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Today, known as “Black Friday.” is the day that consumers descend on retail outlets, seeking reduced costs on items considered popular for Christmas gifts. The

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Honoring veterans and an old friend

On Veterans Day in 2002, Amy and I were in Belleville, IL, her hometown, settling the estate of her mother, who died earlier that year and saw in the newspaper that the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial would be in the area with featured speaker Adrian Cronauer, the former “Good Morning Vietnam” armed forces DJ and a good friend and neighbor in our condo building.

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Va. COVID-19 cases up by 1,801

After a period were daily rises were under 1,000 or 900, this increase was the second straight day for an increase over 1,800 in a week when all daily reports show more than 1,000 new infections each day.

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