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A lesson in humility
“I had no shoes and I complained until I saw a man who had no feet.”
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Ode to teachers
I’ve never stepped in the same river twice, but returning to my kindergarten classroom feels pretty close.
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A magical time of day
I love the time between dusk and nightfall. The other day I’d finished my writing and walked down to the barn to check on things.
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Engagements
Pilling-Williams Gary and Marci Pilling of Jasper announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Megan Pilling, to Philip Andrew Williams, son of Alan and Betty Sue Williams of Arley. The bride-el...
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Emily Cranford Tubbs, a real pioneer woman
Here I go again on my “Memory Trail.” If it is a sign of old age to look backward, then I will admit I have been old most of my life. I have studied our settlers and their ways like a starved child...
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We are talking about practice
Jilda and I played at a party once and a guy came up to me afterwards to say how much he enjoyed our music. We always play a lot of the old songs that people know and love.
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GPS sport geocaching is a 21st century treasure hunt
They are everywhere — in the woods, on light poles, near busy highways and at the “lost city” of Petra.
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The Tide is high
The Crimson Tide had a 12-0 regular season the year that Zac and I got back together.
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With infinite enthusiasm and unrelenting excellence, Pat Nelson wears many hats
As I have grown older in this involuntary fast lane to 60, I can handily list the negative aspects of aging — body slows down, mind stumbles with frequent “senior moments,” and life is no longer su...
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Daddy’s love/hate relationship with cars
My daddy, rest his soul, HATED working on cars. He loved driving, but every time one of his old cars broke down, he’d cuss.
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Choo choos at the grocery store
Shopping with Wyatt used to be easy. He snoozed in his carrier the whole time we were in a store.
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Some sports fans cross the line between devotion and obsession
Joshua Spooner was an intense sports fan until the infamous ending of the 2008 Super Bowl caused him to reevaluate his priorities.
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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.
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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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