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The beginning of high school football was a welcomed sight a little more than a week ago. While seeing the high school kids hit the gridiron has relieved some of our pigskin withdrawals, the kickoff of the college football season this week will … more
There’s an old rake in our shed with a handle worn smooth from use. We inherited it from Jilda’s mom Ruby along with many other things. Our great nephew Jordan loves playing with the rake. The first time he saw the old tool, he immediately … more
Have you ever heard of Stevens Johnson Syndrome? I had not until about four years ago when I found myself inside the emergency room at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Earlier that day my daughter, Daisy, began screaming uncontrollably, … 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
While walking yesterday, I noticed something I hadn’t seen in years. It was a half-gallon milk bottle from the 1950s sitting on a sill just inside the barn. The glass bottle was the kind that used a cardboard stopper the size of a half-dollar as a … more
The gallbladder is one part of our bodies that we do not really think about until it causes us some trouble. Most people realize they have a gallbladder, but few know what it is until they are to the … more
Editor’s note: This column first appeared in the Daily Mountain Eagle in August 1983. This month, all the signs of summer’s end seem to pop up at once, everywhere. But more likely it’s just because I’ve started watching for them. If … more
What is a reunion? One definition I came across said a reunion is “an instance of two or more people coming together again after a period of separation, which includes a social gathering … more
Getting ready for bed last night, I remembered the unclosed gate to the chicken house. Pulling on my sneakers, I walked outside. Rain earlier in the day had cooled things off a bit, but it was still a sultry evening. After securing the chicken … more
There are times that dreaming deserts me and I go weeks without remembering a single one. At times, I have dreams I wish I’d never had. This week, I had a mixed bag. It was as if the dream fairy switched on my nocturnal projector. I had one dream … more
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