Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 15, 2013

At my house, Rodney’s gone but not forgotten


I once gave my Little League baseball team a pep talk about teamwork and used the old line about there being no “I” in team.

Still another son pointed out to everyone in the dugout, however, that the word does have a “me”.

The latest happened this week when my wife and I were talking about celebrities who change their names.

I told her I might pick a name from Bluegrass music. She suggested I go with “Lester Fat.”

Innocently, I asked if she had meant to say “Lester Flatt” of the legendary Flatt and Scruggs duo, instead of “Fat.”

She turned away, chuckling, after her response: “No, I used the right name.”

Rodney, I feel your pain.


Keith Kappes is a columnist at The Morehead (Ky.) News. Contact him at

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