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“Watched the latest televised White House briefing on when and how to reopen our schools. A very convincing performance — like, convinced me the experts to be most trusted with reopening our schools are the education pros on the ground and in the schoolhouses in our own backyards.” — Clyde P…

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“Loved Tommy Priddy’s Tee Pee Talks column Tuesday in The Post-Intelligencer on my legendary cousin, Fred (‘Butch’ to us) Gamlin. The only thing Mr. Priddy may have underreported was my late Cuz’s sense of daring, like the time in ’56 when Butch snuck around and put an ‘I Like Ike’ Republica…

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“Money is in some respects life’s fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.” — P.T. Barnum, American showman (1810-1891).

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“You’d have to be a certain age to be able to recall such things as getting hauled all over Henry County’s dirt and gravel roads in the back of your grandfather’s pickup truck, and coming to the occasional rickety wooden bridges that were the norm of the day. With each crossing, you would cl…

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“A toy company has put a Dr. Anthony Fauci superhero doll on the market with part of sales being passed along to COVID-19 charities. The charity coffers may not overflow, but at least great advances will have been made in what a real superhero looks like.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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“Now the word is that the Trump folks think their daily virus briefings may be worth the effort, but as an almost daily audience member with a big-city newspaper for 40 years of listening to briefings of every sort from garbage collection to potholes to assorted pitches by heads of state, th…

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“Just trying to imagine the reception if my grandfather and his geezer buds were sitting around the old stove at Cousin Glen’s Amoco in Puryear and somebody walked in and said four of them would have to go home and the rest move six feet apart and put on masks.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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“The former prince, Harry, is now pointedly telling folks to drop all that prince stuff and just call him ‘Harry.’ Or then, some of us former residents of the south side of Old Buchanan may choose not to call him at all.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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“Now to wonder if the Iowa Democrats made such a mess of their caucus voting that even Russia’s best hackers couldn’t figure out how to meddle with it.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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