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“Smoke em if you got em,” words previously meaning a cigarette break, now send a different signal to the citizens of California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine to light off a tobacco or … more
What could be better than a picnic on a small patch of green grass on a sunny May day? How about if that family feast was on a mere few feet from a headstone? It sounds weird to anyone from other parts of the country. But it happens just about … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... This is a special edition, you might say, as a number of items were left over from the Walker County Republican Party meeting last week. To expedite things on a … more
Let's clean out the folder ...• I won't kid you; I am nervous as I type this because, well, you are now starting to receive a Daily Mountain Eagle that is being done on new systems that are being … more
It’s officially Christmastime for us. This weekend we’ll get a live tree, fire up the Christmas music, and light up the fireplace mantel. The celebrations are still special, but they more subdued since our folks passed on. Like always, there … more
In 1851, a wedding brought 12 women together at the Mt. Ida Plantation in Talladega County to make a floral album quilt for the bride and groom. The plantation, like the Old South, is gone. It burned to the ground in 1956 after being struck by … more
Several years ago a brother giving the Wednesday evening invitation told a story about the greatest epitaph a person could have written on their tombstone. The remarks about the deceased simply read … more
Several readers have mentioned to me in recent days that my lack of a column over the last two weeks was a bit of a disappointment for them. Jerome Wassmann, a former publisher of the Daily Mountain Eagle, was one of the people who mentioned my … more
In recent months, I have watched some outstanding films. Some of my favorites that I have seen this year include “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hidden Figures,” “Logan,” and “Fences.” All those … more
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