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Historical facts from 1916

on Tuesday, 12 January 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Here we are facing the new year 2016. Twenty, even ten years ago, this year seemed so far away. It is impossible to know the future, but the way the world and technology moves today it’s a good guess we will see many changes, both good and bad.

Quotes from the famous

on Tuesday, 05 January 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are some quotes from the famous:

Starting the new year off right

on Tuesday, 29 December 2015. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

There’s an old saying that what you do on New Year’s Day sets the pattern for the rest of the year. According to customs in various cultures, people do things for good luck and to ward off evil for the new year.

A holiday visit to New York

on Tuesday, 22 December 2015. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Mistletoe and pickle ornaments

on Tuesday, 15 December 2015. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns

As the leaves are rapidly dropping from trees, it is easy to spot clumps of mistletoe growing near the top of trees and shrubs.

Some Christmas songs don’t mention Christmas

on Tuesday, 08 December 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

With a little more than two weeks until Christmas, consider this Christmas trivia:

‘Happy Trails To You’

on Tuesday, 01 December 2015. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

A recent email triggered fond memories of watching Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on TV as a kid in the fifties.

Proverbs, maxims to live by

on Tuesday, 24 November 2015. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

History, trivia on money, taxes

on Tuesday, 17 November 2015. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

The following facts about money and taxes comes from Little Known Facts:

A little of this and that

on Wednesday, 11 November 2015. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

For some crazy reason, I like to collect interesting facts and bits of information. So this week, I dipped into my “trivia pool” and here are some you may find interesting.

Facts, trivia on S.C. and Charleston

on Wednesday, 04 November 2015. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

How well do you know your state?

Good advice on inner happiness

on Tuesday, 20 October 2015. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

A friend emailed the following advice and I do not know where it originated or who wrote it, but it is obviously from someone who has experienced life long enough to learn:

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana

on Tuesday, 22 September 2015. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns

These phrases are for all you “lexophiles.” (A lexophile is a word lover who appreciates the nuances surrounding different words.) They are from the Little Known Facts website:

Money keeps the kids in touch

on Tuesday, 11 August 2015. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

A reader passed along these aphorisms about life. I think are worth sharing. b
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