Videos: Kirby's Augusta

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Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Kirby: Nothing cool about chilly winters

What's the coldest place you've ever been?
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Kirby: Donating blood gets trickier with age

I have reached that stage of age when my body lets me down more frequently. It happened again last week when I went to donate blood.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Kirby: Augustans remember Oscar Baker

Augusta has lost one of its stalwarts with the passing of Oscar Baker, a former fire department captain, court bailiff and Augusta city councilman.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Kirby: Messy desks might indicate creativity

What does your desk look like at work or home, and what does that say about you?
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Fillmore liked Augusta and it liked him back

History has its moments and so did Millard Fillmore. One of those was coming to Augusta in April of 1854. It was a really big deal - hoopla and whoopla.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Kirby: Hoping to catch a break, not a cold

Why would you catch something that makes your nose run, your head hurt and your throat sore? For the same reason a house catches fire.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Kirby: Dream me can be a cad

At supper the other night my wife seemed a bit put out with at me, so I asked (innocently) what I had done. this time. “I had a dream,” she said, “and you really made me mad.”
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Kirby: Rabbit has dogs on edge

Bad news at my house for the little white dogs. Cold weather and rain have been keeping them indoors. Not so the rabbit that has taken up lounging in the hedge in front of the house.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Kirby: Halo proves we haven't seen everything yet

We get to the age where we think we've seen everything. Then we realize we haven't.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Senior shopping can be a social affair

Several grocery stores make Wednesday Senior Citizen Discount Day, and my young-ish wife cheerfully prepares me a list for several stores so that I might take advantage of my advanced years.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Kirby: Recipes not a necessity in my kitchen

I cook by sight not recipe and instruction. Do I measure anything? No. I watch it.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Kirby: Flu season is the only season in town

There is an etiquette to having, and spreading, the flu during this time of year.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Speakers spoke well of Augustans

Former Gov. Carl Sanders had listed his favorite things as Richmond Academy, Hill Baptist Church and the Augusta YMCA.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Kirby: Deflating football has worked for fans, too

To snag a gameday football in college, all it took was a needle and a little resourcefulness.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Kirby: Once useful boxes filled with junk

I live for that moment when my wife walks up with something to send to a niece or nephew and asks: "Do you have a box we could put this in?" "Yes," I'll say confidently. "Of course I do." But now ...
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

Kirby: Maybe 29-cent gas wasn't such a deal

Whenever the price of gasoline drops this low, there is always someone around who will bring up their youth when everyone drove big, fast cars and paid (pause here for effect) "only 29 cents a ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Kirby: New year brings parade of repairmen

The dishwasher broke last week. I don't mean me, I mean the mechanical one.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Kirby: Unplug Christmas before July

We all love Christmas, especially the power company, but let's not keep feeding it our kilowatts.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Kirby: New year begins with lesson in journalism

The old year is done. The new year unfolds. And it unfolds with me talking about history this Wednesday.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Kirby: Cold weather nothing new to Augusta

Last week's little chill falls far short of 1899's Valentine's Day deep freeze and the data shows it.
By Bill Kirby
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