Lifestyles »

Empire’s War of the Roses
Jilda and I have been engaged in a war in our neighborhood for years. It’s not an armed conflict but a “War of the Roses.” Jilda and I are in competition with her brother Ricky Phillips to see who ...
Apr 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brush arbor meetings
Summer-time in the South brought “protracted” meetings. (The name came from the length of the meetings. They were not set for a certain number of days, but as long as the Spirit moved, they kept it...
Apr 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lunch Menus 4/18 - 22
JASPER CITY SCHOOLS MADDOX MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday - Hot Dog w/Chili or Sauerkraut, Baked Beans, Baked Chips, Carrot Sticks, Fruit Cup, Fresh Fruit, Milk Tuesday - Sub Sandwich, Baked Chips, Dill Slic...
Apr 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Things that go bump
Wyatt got his first goose egg last weekend. He hit the back of his head against our bedroom window frame under my (supposedly) watchful eye.
Apr 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fishing for a few rainbows
I often get fishing fever in the springtime. I mentioned this to my buddy Dan Starnes, who owns some community newspapers around Birmingham and he too was afflicted by the malady. The only known cu...
Apr 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The wonderful world of country clubs
Insider brings out humor in world of private clubs
Apr 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A slow march to Montgomery
It wasn’t long ago that my dream was to be living and writing in Mont-gomery.
Apr 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The glue of marriage brings simple joy and beauty
In late May, my husband and I will celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary.
Apr 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The struggle to keep them strapped in the car
There was a point, just a few years ago, when all three of my children were in car seats. I would open the back door of my car and see nothing but wall to wall Graco plastic and five-point harnesses.
Apr 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Engagements
Martin-Cheatham James and Renee Martin of Clinton, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Martin, to Seth Cheatham, son of Stan and Michelle Cheatham of Madison, Mis...
Apr 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
School Lunch Menus
JASPER CITY SCHOOLS MADDOX MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday - Spicy or Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Baked Chips, Dill Spear, Milk, Breaded Okra, Fresh Veggies, Fruit Cup, Fresh Fruit Tuesday - Sub Sandwich, Baked ...
Apr 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
One final comeback
One of the first things that Dora native Tim Hollis learned to say was “back, back, back, Jack, Jack, Jack.”
Apr 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A mouse in the house
Wyatt is usually the cause of mischief at our house.
Apr 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Long family story part of Cordova lore
We will take another trip into the past to review our history. While signing books at a book signing several years ago, I was asked if I had any information about the Longs of Cordova. I have tried...
Apr 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Writer’s block can be hard to break
Today I spent most of the morning tapping keys with no words appearing on the screen. That’s what happens when you have writer’s block. I get afflicted from time to time, and normally I can dip int...
Apr 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story