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Defining the term ‘Black Dutch’
I never know when a letter or call will send me off on a search that will turn into a full-fledged trip into the past. A reader called and asked a question which I had not heard before. I know some...
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Where’s my trout mojo?
I think I've lost my mojo. I'd gotten pretty cocky in the spring and summer because EVERY time I went trout fishing on the Sipsey Fork, I caught fish.
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Weddings & Engagements
Weddings Westerman-Mehan Dorsey Elizabeth Westerman of Jasper and Robert Shane Mehan of McDonough, Ga., were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Chapel of St. Francis at...
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A head on fire
A friend told me while I was pregnant that a mother can mark her unborn child. That’s the reason she gives for her son looking like a young George Strait anyway.
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Maybe some glee for Phil Campbell
I’ve always pulled for the underdog. My mama was always that way too. If there was someone that was down and out in a struggle with someone stronger, richer, younger, or smarter, we’d always root f...
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Artist and musician Barry Graham: Layers of stories, layers of talent
Years ago, family friends gave us a set of nesting wooden Russian dolls for Christ-mas. Formally called Matryo-shka, this entertaining gift sat on the kitchen counter throughout the holidays and we...
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My love affair with coffee
I’ve been in a love affair for most of my life. I started out younger than most, but I understood at a tender age the power of the attraction.
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I’ve shared both the good... and the bad
As many of you know, I have been in the hospital and spending most of my time in therapy. Although on my feet now, I am not trying out for the Dallas Cowboys.
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Loving the old ballgame
The World Series starts this week. Zac’s beloved Chicago Cubs aren’t in it.
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School Munus
JASPER CITY SCHOOLS MADDOX MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday - Crispy or Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Baked Beans, Dill Slices, Baked Chips, Fresh Vegetables, Fruit Cup & Fresh Fruit, Milk Tuesday - Spaghetti, Texas...
Oct 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Engagements
Baker-Halbrook Charles and LaRee Baker of Townley are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Baker of Northport, to Kevin Halbrook of Northport, the son of Susan and Kenny Pha...
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I’m back on the road again
I let myself get a little down Friday as I prepared to write this column. I’d read some short stories by my friend Dale Short, and the stories that won Rick Bragg a Pulitzer Prize a few years ago.
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‘It takes patience, time and understanding’
More than 20 years ago, Dennis Debbaudt’s son had a meltdown at the mall.
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Rooting for the rednecks
I’ve heard that a redneck’s most famous last words are “Hey, y’all. Watch this!”
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Southern gospel tent revivals
I want to start another theme to get you reminiscing. How many of you remember the Gospel Tent Reviv-als? Every community in Walker County at one time or another had tents set up and revivals held....
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