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  1. Wedding Ring “Flings”

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    July 11, 2010 by wcobserver

    By Susan McCarthy, Publisher Last week, our photographer, Brooke McNeely got married to a great guy, Larry Galligan.  We’ll have more details on the wedding, soon, but the event started a discussion about wedding bands and how there is an adjustment period for a new husband to get used to wearing one. On Tuesday, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.  Our rings are not as shiny as they once were, but we can report that we both still have our original wedding bands.  My husband has “bragging rights” on this subject, because many husbands cannot produce their original wedding band.  Things happen.  My Dad lost his wedding band in Tahiti on a business trip and replaced it without anyone knowing until years later when my brother was getting married and asked my Dad if he could have his ring.  It’s a good thing my brother didn’t take the ring; he ground-up his wedding band in the garbage disposal while washing dishes.  Ask any husband and most have a ring story, my husband included. He’s lost his ring, too, quite a few times.  As I was writing this, he laughed and said, “All I know is it’s on …

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  2. Editor Gets Stuck in the Car Wash

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    March 29, 2010 by wcobserver

    “I’m stuck in the car wash and can’t get out”, I yelled out a small crack in my window, hoping someone would hear me.  It was 8:00 a.m. and it was the first day in what seemed like forever that temperatures were going to be in the 40’s. My “usual” car wash on MLK Boulevard in Fayetteville had some kind of thermal-looking curtains blocking the automatic wash bays. That should have been my first clue that maybe it wasn’t warm enough to wash my car yet. As I headed to 71 South, I pulled into a small car wash with only one automatic bay on the corner of 15th Street and south School Street.  A wash was only $2.00; the place was a little old, but I noticed that the bay was quite narrow when I pulled in.  My little Prius often doesn’t get a decent wash in the bays built for SUVs, and as the first soapy spray passed over my car, I remember thinking my car might really get clean here…and for only $2.00. But my car would only receive soap.  The sprayer passed over only once and then it got stuck behind my car spewing soapy water.  I …

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