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The Southern way of phrasing things

on Tuesday, 13 March 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

If you’ve grown up in the South, you’re heard all, or most, of the following sayings about people and life. You’ve probably said some of them yourself: Bless your pea-pickin’ little heart! Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit. I feel like I’ve bee

Keeping up in our fast changing world of devices

on Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Our world is quickly changing and it is doing so right before our eyes. Many electronic items and services that were once so necessary to us no longer exist. I am thinking of: Film cameras and camera shops that developed and printed our photos. Telephone

Getting old beats the alternative

on Tuesday, 27 February 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Here are some interesting thoughts and comments I found about getting old. “Old age is always fifteen years older than I am,” said Oliver Wendell Holmes Aging is a Catch 22: When you’re young you have time and energy, but no money. When you’re middle-aged

Listing a few superlatives of our world

on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

If someone was to ask me what is the most visited city in the world, I would not guess Bangkok. However, the Thai capital became the first Asian city to top the 2017 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. Bangkok edged out London, the previous No.1,

Happy birthday granddaughters, welcome to the teens

on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

The twins, my granddaughters Caroline and Madison, are now teen-agers. The pair will celebrate their 13th year on Feb. 15. So now my little girls are all grown up – at least they think so. In many ways they seem to be, but then in so many other ways they

Remembering the 5-10-25 cents stores

on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

The now popular dollar stores – Dollar General, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree – seem to have replaced the “five and ten cents” stores that thrived during my childhood growing up in Florence. S.H. Kress, F.W. Woolworth and McLellan stores were all located

Bacon is back!!!

on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Have you noticed that bacon is quietly making a comeback? But bacon is not just for breakfast – it is being used now in desserts, crumbled and sprinkled on donuts, and in candy. Other things we have shied away from or completely forgotten: How about tap w

World events 100 years ago

on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Events during the year 1918: Jan. 26 – Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for “wheatless” and “meatless” days for war effort Jan. 27 – “Tarzan of the Apes”, first Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater Feb. 6 – Great Britain grants women (30

Oh how we love snow

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

The recent snowfall in these parts was a reminder of how beautiful nature’s winter gift can be. Here are some comments which show how others feel about snow. ‘Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.” author unknown “When snow falls, nature listens.” Antoinette

Historical events from January past

on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are anniversaries and birth dates of famous events and people that have happened in January past:

Remembering 2017, the good and the bad

on Tuesday, 02 January 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As we embark on a new year, let’s recap some of the good and bad things that happened in 2017. Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America on Jan. 21. On Feb. 11, North Korea receives international condemnation wh

Celebratory traditions for the New Year

on Tuesday, 26 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

It is hard to believe that 2018 is almost here. In just a few days we will be welcoming this brand New Year. A New Year signifies a new beginning, and since the beginning of time inhabitats of this earth have been celebrating this newness with traditions

‘Love Came Down at Christmas’

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

My grandmother loved the poet, Christina Georgina Rossetti. She obviously favored her name as well because she named my mother Christina Rossetti. Recently, I was reminded of Rossetti’s poem, “Love Came Down at Christmas,” which she penned in 1885. Below

Christmas trivia for holiday fun

on Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Here’s some Christmas trivia to wow your friends and family during the upcoming holidays.

Ingenious items for your Christmas List

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

While looking for some unusual, but practical, Christmas gifts, I came across some interesting products. Following is a list of items that are pretty ingenious, but are they really needed? • The Illumbowl Shower Head lets you know when the water temper
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