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Inherited rituals of the past
Mem-ories are stored nuggets of the past, both good and bad. They are hidden deep in one’s mind and surface in response to some stimuli.
Jan 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Living on a curve
I had planned to watch the Mobile Moon Pie drop on TV last New Year’s Eve. Then strong storms knocked out our electricity and left us in the dark for most of the night.
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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More Than Words
The Carl Elliott Regional Library has numerous resources for local residents who have made a New Year’s resolution to learn more about their family history. Staff members at the Jasper branch selec...
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Jasper librarian helps patrons research family, local history
A Florida resident researching his family history came to Jasper Public Library two years ago with only his father’s name, his grandmother’s name and a few childhood memories to guide him.
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Looking back and look ahead
I always spend the last week of the year in reflection. I've held fast to the traditions for years.
Jan 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hopping John — Good luck, good taste and good health throughout the year
Since we live in a country which is like a jigsaw puzzle of cultures, our eating choices are incredibly diverse. This amazing variety is accompanied by food names which bring smiles as well as wond...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wishing y’all a very, Merry Christmas
When we were kids we always opened gifts at home on Christmas Eve. Then on Christmas morning, the family loaded up and headed to Townley where my grandmother Ferguson lived.
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Christmas Light
In the beginning, God created the light, but ever since the fall man has chosen the darkness of sin.
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Christmas on the farm in the 1930s
One of the most exciting days of the year was Christmas. It is true that the pressures were not as severe. The expectations were limited.
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A Christmas prayer
Jesus of Bethlehem, Gethsem-ane, and Calvary: We pray that strength and courage abundant Be given to all who work for a world
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Top 10 reasons why I love Christmas
Christmas is so close I can almost smell the hot cider. This is a busy time of year for almost everyone so I thought it was a perfect time to pause for a moment to list 10 things that I love about ...
Dec 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are we there yet?
Road trips are a good metaphor for marriage. Some times you’re holding hands, smiling and singing. Some-times you want to throw the love of your life out the window.
Dec 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelina Giovino Gossett: A life well lived, worthy of future adventure
Soon to welcome her 83rd birthday, Angelina Giovino Gossett, energetic beyond her petite size, contentedly lives in her lovingly decorated home with her two dogs, Maggie and Pretty Boy. She happily...
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parade brings out Christmas spirit
Jilda and I are slow to get into the Christmas spirit. We’ve never had children which I’m sure is a factor, but we’ve also lost family members which changed the dynamics of Christmas.
Dec 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘I wish I may, I wish I might...’
I am entering another kind of writing. Since it is Christ-mas month and everyone is in a wishing mood, I will give a warning about wishing. It is light and make-believe.
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