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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? Bacon is not just for breakfast – it is being used now in desserts, such as candy, and crumbled and sprinkled on donuts. Other things we have shied away from or completely forgotten: How about tap

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.

Historical events from January past

on Tuesday, 09 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 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.

‘Love Came Down at Christmas’

on Monday, 18 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 Monday, 11 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Here’s some Christmas trivia to wow your friends and family during the upcoming holidays. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created by Robert L. May in 1939, when he wrote a Christmas-themed story-poem to attract customers to his Montgomery-Ward departme

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?

Wise old sayings on people and life

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Join me in counting our blessings

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Yep, I can relate to that...

on Wednesday, 15 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Most of us can probably relate to some of the following comments and quotes found on coffee mugs, t-shirts and canvases:

Friends make our lives better

on Wednesday, 08 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Where would we be without friends? Good friends are worth more than gold. Following are some quotes about the importance of friends and friendship:

Faith, hope, love and trust

on Wednesday, 01 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

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