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Some differences between Southerners and Yankees

on Tuesday, 31 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

It’s no secret the folks in the South and the folks in the North are a little different. Consider the following:

No more permanents for me

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

As much as I loved growing up in the 1950s, there is one thing I hated – hair permanents.

The perks of being 50 and older

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

I’ve already passed the mark, but have friends who have either turned 50 this year or soon will. So, here are some positive points I found floating around Cyberspace for those about to hit that “over the hill” mark.

Making decisions on what to eat

on Wednesday, 11 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

I was thinking the other day how we have so many choices to make when we order food at a restaurant. I don’t remember having to make so many decisions when I was younger. Tea, for instance, in the South was once brought to the table in a glass of ice and

Things about our state you may not know

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

South Carolina wasn’t always known as the Palmetto State. It used to be known as the Iodine State, and even said so on the license plates in the 1930s. Palmetto trees are way prettier for a flag, anyway.

A bit of trivia on this and that

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? Their birthplace Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? Obsession What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?

Thoughts and comments on marriage

on Tuesday, 19 April 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are a few humorous comments and quotes about marriage listed at www.abundance-and-happiness. com:

Technology rapidly changing our world

on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Technology rapidly changing our world
Our world is rapidly changing and some of the fastest changes seem to be our technology. Sometimes its hard to accept and move on. For instance, take VCRs. I have two attached to TVs in my home, although I can’t remember the last time I used either. I’m

Time and measurements

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Good life, Columns

Following are some interesting facts on time and measurements from Little Known Facts

BITD we could write & add

on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Popular idioms and where they came from

on Wednesday, 23 March 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

We’ve all heard and used these idioms, but where did they come from? Here are a few that you may enjoy.

Five good ideas for a better South

on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

One of the most fun and interesting things about writing this weekly column is all the feedback I get from folks. I especially like the good ideas to improve our state that people send me. Sometimes I get grumpy responses from folks who don’t like what I

Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good

on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following is wise advice written by Regina Brett, a 90 year-old woman.

A little fun with words and puns

on Wednesday, 09 March 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Some of you readers enjoy puns. Here are few from Little Known Facts:

Women: can’t live with ’em, can’t shoot ’em

on Wednesday, 02 March 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns

No, gentlemen readers, I am not a male hater. To prove it, I offer the following comments about women:
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