Off to a Slow Start

NEWS FROM THE HUT by John Hamilton

Have you ever had to write an article, story, or a blog, as it is called in today’s vernacular, every week for a school class, on-line, or for a periodical? When I was in college, I had to write an essay every week about the particular subject we were studying. I remember when I first started writing the essays, I had a heck of a time. My spelling was helped along by Microsoft Word spell check, but the grammar correction left a lot to be desired. Even the spell check isn’t 100% accurate, especially if there are several correct spellings of the same word. While I was going to college at night and working full time, I worked with a lady whose college major was English and I had her check my papers for spelling and grammar. At first, she was making “RED” marks (bleeding) all over my essays, but as I approached the end of my courses, her bleeding was reduced to one or two drops per page.

When you’re writing an essay or article for a subject in school it is a lot easier because the subject matter is exactly what you’ve been studying for the week, so it is already a structured subject matter to guide you. That scenario is very unlike trying to write an article about things that are not happening as frequently as with much larger posts.

Last week, I failed to put an article in the paper about Martin Luther King Day or about putting out flags on Main Street for MLK Day. Jimmy Himes took the lead, as usual, with putting out the flags on Main Street.

The first week’s article for 2022 was a recap of 2021 and the second week’s article was about an American Naval Hero, Doris Miller. That article, which I did not write, is a really hard subject to top. Martin Luthor King Day was this last Monday, January 17th, and the flags on Main Street were picked up on Tuesday, the 18th. This coming Friday and Saturday will be our Mid-Winter Conference in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Our first post business meeting in January on Thursday the 6th was cancelled due to the freezing cold weather and the second post business meeting in January on Thursday the 20th was moved to the 27th due to the Mid-Winter Conference in Shawnee on the 21st and 22nd.

Our regular Legion meetings have changed and will be the first and third Thursday of each month. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 27th at 7:00 PM. The Monday morning Koffee Klatch will continue at 8:00 AM. If you are a veteran, active, inactive, or retired, come by the Hominy Post 142 Hut at 118 S Wood Avenue for our monthly meeting, and/or the Monday morning Koffee Klatch meeting. Several of the Post 142 members meet every Wednesday at Daylight Donuts on OK-99 around 8:00 AM in Hominy for coffee and maybe a breakfast treat. If you have a good story, it may end up in print. Also, keep up with us at the Post 142 website “” and Hominy Post 142 or Hominy Post Legion on Facebook.

About American Legion Post #142

Authors the weekly article "News from the Hut", about local American Legion Post #142 in Hominy, OK. Read his weekly articles in the "Hominy News Progress".
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