Columns

My Father My Hero

(I wrote this a year ago but wanted share it again. Heck I might share this column over and over for years to come. The man meant so much to me) This week I give pause to reflect on my hero, my father. Although he was buried eight years ago, there isn’t a day I […]

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The Passing of a Dear Friend

I am deeply saddened to learn this morning (Wednesday) of the overnight passing of my dear friend Jane Johnson Hall. There was absolutely no one better to go digging into the past with than Jane. She was a pro, dedicated to finding answers, and she was very good at it. Her dedication led her to […]

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What’s Cooking?

Oh boy the strawberries are ready and are they super sweet and good, so here are several family recipes for that delicious fruit……. THE CLASSIC STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE from our family cookbook Prepare and set aside pastry for a Lattice-top pie. 3 1/2 cups fresh, rinsed and hulled strawberries 4 cups sliced fresh rhubarb (about one (1) inch […]

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Great Role Models For Fathers

I invited my son, Tim, to join me in the creation of my Father’s Day column. Tim is a father and a professional counselor with editorial experience so it’s not surprising that, in my opinion, the strongest line in the column came from his pen; though which line will remain a family secret. In his […]

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One Senator That Gets It

I’ve done my share of ripping on U.S. senators and congressmen. For the most part I think they are all talk, and no action. However I do believe in giving kudos where kudos are deserved, and Alabama’s new U.S. Senator, Doug Jones deserves a great deal of praise for reaching out to powerless citizens like […]

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Estate Mining

I made the mistake of reading one of those Top 10 things that come around frequently on Facebook. You know those lists; ten things you can’t do without or don’t see anymore, or must not eat and so on. The possibilities are endless and so I usually don’t look unless I want a good laugh. […]

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What’s Cooking?

This week I will do several quick and easy recipes for this busy season that I hope all will enjoy….. GRANDMA’S  QUICK  ORANGE  SALAD                             1 large pkg. orange Jello 1 small can crushed pineapple 1 small can mandarin oranges 1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip Dissolve jello in two (2) cups boiling water.  Add two (2) cups […]

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A Thank-You Note To Remember

Taped to the door of our refrigerator, surrounded by pictures of great-grandchildren, a brief quote of business coach, Wanda Loscot, gives this good advice to all who pass by: “It takes about three minutes to write a thank-you note, fold it, stick it in an envelope and mail it, but the power of it is […]

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Athletes Need To Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

Put your money where your mouth is. This is what I would tell National Football League players if I were Commissioner Roger Goodell. I think he and the NFL owners got it all wrong with their latest policy governing whether players can kneel or not during the National Anthem. There new policy says teams or […]

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Sum-Sum-Summertime!

Well, as usual, the mythical switch has been thrown and suddenly it is summer. And full blown summer it appears to be, even though the actual official date is twenty days away. Wow, what can the rest of the season bring? We are very appreciative of whatever forces combined to make this the most spectacular […]

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