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There’s no place like home
We got around early this morning and walked before the sun got up above the trees. Even without the sun, the morning was already hot and the humidity hung on our skin like a wet kiss from one of ou...
Jul 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taking time to just ramble around
My two young adult sons take great pleasure in reminding me that in recent years I have lost my ability to focus for more than a few minutes. I consistently get sidetracked.
Jul 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board provides visions of dreams
A few years ago, Jilda convinced me to start keeping vision board. A vision board is a special kind of collage. The collage is made up of words and pictures, the stuff of your dreams. There are pic...
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My eyes are on Big Brother
If I were back in college, this week’s column would be about my pretentious TV viewing habits.
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Meeting life’s crises as a young woman
Nursing the sick, birthing babies, and laying out the dead — these are a few of life’s crises that were faced on a regular basis in the homes of the early 1900’s. Every mother had either been taugh...
Jul 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Huntsville couple with Jasper ties celebrate 75th anniversary
Ivey Drewry Jr. remembers Marjorie Stephenson as a “good-looking young lady” in Walker County High School’s Class of 1933.
Jul 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Falling watermelons almost always go splat
The thermometer will be in the upper 90s this Fourth of July and Jilda is not happy. She keeps whining — why don’t we summer in Telluride.
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Feed His sheep
W.W.J.D. bracelets were everywhere when I was a pre-teen.
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Engagements
Terry-Kyzer Darlene and Danny Vines and Don Terry of Jasper are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Terry, to Shawn Kyzer, the son of Thomas and Linda Kyzer of Parrish. T...
Jul 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coach Ann Trotter: Unsurpassed swim team leadership
Before our boys were born, we listened to our friends talk about the Jasper Swim Team and how much fun their kids had swimming on the team for about two months every summer. Even though their swim ...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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'I firmly believe we all know what the truth is...'
Jasper woman retires after career as polygraph examiner
Jun 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blackberries are ripe for the pickin’
Sometimes coming up with a decent idea to write about is like finding a close parking space at Walmart when it’s raining.
Jun 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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A wish upon a Waffle House
Several days before my most recent birthday, I decided it might be fun to make a list of things I want to do in my next 25 years.
Jun 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early coal history of Sipsey
Coal deposits form a great part of the history of Walker County. Even greater is the story of the wealthy men who poured into the Warrior Coal Basin in search of the “black gold.” They bought up la...
Jun 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Confession from a midnight snacker
I woke up after midnight last week and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I’d been in the middle of a good dream, but once my eyes opened, it vanished like a wisp of breath on a cold morning.
Jun 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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