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These past few weeks the soil in our garden looked as if it had been kiln dried. I was afraid it would soon wither and die, but the weatherman promised we’d get rain, and this time he got it … more
Jilda and I lose things. It seems the older we get, the more we find ourselves searching. I’ll bring something into the house, put it on the table and it disappears. When I ask her where she moved it, she swears she hasn’t seen it. That’s when … more
You probably remember the virulent plague of Bush Derangement Syndrome, which debilitated parts of America in the early 2000s. The illness was discovered and named by a most eminent former psychiatrist named Dr. Charles Krauthammer. He described it … more
Aline Drummond made history by sitting down on Thursday, Jan. 19, 1967. “Walker County’s first woman sat on a jury this morning in Circuit Court,” the Daily Mountain Eagle reported. “Mrs. Aline Drummond took her seat in the jury box … more
Holiday tunes are everywhere. It’s not to the point where Christmas music is played year-round, but it definitely gets its time to shine. One Birmingham radio station was already playing holiday favorites by Halloween. Whether I am in a … more
Thanksgiving has evolved through the years for the Watson household. Looking back, celebrating this special holiday with our parents were some of the best memories of my life. But when they passed on, things changed for us. We now make Thanksgiving … more
You recall that I have written about how the state has been dragging its feet on a state welcome center for this area on U.S. Interstate 22, which would be located at the state border in Marion County. more
How about if we call this halftime of the primary season? True, more than 30 states have held primaries and caucuses, but the schedulers have mercifully built in a two-week break between Wisconsin and New York. The only exception is Wyoming’s … more
Local attorneys, Pat Nelson, Bob Bryan and Gina Cross of Nelson Bryan and Cross, sponsor this weekly column. more
Things change as you age and this lesson came into sharp focus this week as I prepared for a workshop down in Carrolton, Alabama. The weatherman promised the temps would be lower this coming week, but apparently the mercury hasn’t gotten the … more
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