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Op-ed: Sorry, Donald Trump has a point

...includes perhaps the nation's first presidential candidate with his own fragrance, "a masculine combination of rich vetiver, tonka bean, birchwood and musk." To imagine that Abraham Lincoln's marketing was focused on posing for photographs for Mathew...
It?s a bird! A plane! It?s Dad!: For all he does wrong, how about some credit for the good stuff?

...bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, but I?ve leapt over tall tricycles and Tonka dump trucks in a single bound. Yes, I?ve also tripped over Tonka dump trucks, but I?m focusing on the positive here all the things dads can do, not...
Call me Chug

...bills (and eating a steak dinner. Just kidding.) my daughter pushed my son so he zoomed by at lightning speeds in his large Tonka truck. They were having fun and no one got hurt, but I was a little jealous. Maybe I can get someone to push me around in...
Motherfessions Tales from the ?Hood son, Patrick, was well grubstaked with a modest assortment of sand pails, plastic shovels, his very own gold pan and a Tonka 350 horsepower backhoe for heavy excavating jobs. Me? I packed the coolers and armed myself with a shotgun and enough bug...
Just having fun

...My gunner ... hits me on the side and says, 'Sir, what's so funny?' I said, 'I'm nothing but a big kid in a huge Tonka toy talking on walkie-talkies. At the age of 24, I signed for $15 million worth of equipment." A few years later, Porter...
Wal-Mart, the Soldotna bridge and a great conspiracy

...could lobby state governments for relief? And would it not be just as likely they could get bridge builders to idle their giant Tonka crane, even at the risk of paying large late penalties for not getting a bridge completed as agreed by contract? Perhaps the...
Miriam Dillard

...Illinois. She was a proud member of the UMWA, a certified welder, and an equipment operator. Dawn loved "driving God's Tonka toys underground" in Freeman Mines No. 4 and No. 6. Eventually, Dawn returned to Southern Illinois University to finish...
Letters to the Editor

...2000) The roads are buried beneath tons of snow; Cars and trucks have nowhere to go. In the paper, D-9 Cats look like Tonka toys Tossed carelessly 'round by naughty boys. Grocery shelves in town grow bare; The Food Bank pantry has some to share...


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