Columnists Howard Kelrick

Howard Kelrick

24 Karat Corner: News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.

Bleeding the customer dry

It was a sticky, steamy South Florida afternoon, so I thought I’d swing by my friend Kenny’s store on the way back to the office.  It was mid-week and nothing was going on anywhere.  I figured his store would be quiet, and I know he keeps some cold ones in the back of the break room fridge.

As I turned the corner into his parking lot, I was shocked to find not a single place to park!  I pulled up next to the mobile home looking thing in the middle of the lot and saw Kenny in the middle of a crowd passing out ice cream.

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24 Karat Corner: News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.

Most influential people?   Really?

Time Magazine recently published their list of the world’s 100 most influential people.   They named the usual suspects: p...

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24 Karat Corner: News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.

 

Because young women will want to hug and kiss you!

Scott is about my age, with two grown children, and a great wife, so imagine my surprise when I stopped by his store t...

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24 Karat Corner: News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.

Where does this stuff come from?

The other day we needed a small piece of green gold (yes, it comes in green now) and a custom-cut fancy shaped diamond to finish a job for...

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24 Karat Corner - News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S. : Father of the Bride

My daughter got married recently, so that gave me the pleasure of being the Father of the Bride.  It was a very special experience, and I highly recommend it if you ever...

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24 Karat Corner - News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.

Jeweler of the Year?

I had known Jerry for a number of years, but never met him personally, so when I was out west on an unrelated matter, I thought I’d rent a car, driv...

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24 Karat Corner: News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S. Boys night out - new rules!

Years ago, boys night out meant finding a place where beer could be ordered by the pitcher, the game was on television, flirting with the waitresses was encouraged, and s...

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24 Karat Corner: Coupon for free dessert

News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.

I spend a lot of time at the gym on the stationary bike.  And, although it doesn’t exactly work off the beer and...

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24 Karat Corner: Dropping Acid

News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.

Traffic wasn't moving on the highway, so I got off a few exits early and headed to the "downtown" area and dropped ...

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