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Chunky monkey's first Christmas
The most perfect gift I ever got was born at 3:41 a.m. on April 28, 2010.
Dec 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rosenwald Schools: Born in Alabama, thrived in Walker County
When I sit down to write this column, I feel like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz as she clicks the heels of her sparkling ruby red slippers together and chants, “There’s no place like home, there’s no...
Dec 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unleashing my inner child this Christmas season
“The Herdman’s were the worst kids in the whole history of the world. They lied, stole and smoked cigars… even the girls.”
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Engagements
White-McNair Matthew and Kathy White of Daphne are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, April Lynn White, to David Nathan McNair, the son of David and Wanda McNair of Jasper. The b...
Dec 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diary of a wimpy cook
When Zac and I got married, he was an amateur griller and I could make a mean pot of Stove Top.
Dec 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christmas on the farm in the 1930s
Do you mind if I recap a Christ-mas story of those faraway days when the world moved much slower, where there was not a Walmart in every town and shopping was one store with very limited stock? The...
Dec 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The learning never stops
Any-body who thinks their education ends the day they walk out of high school might as well be smoking dope, because they could not be more clueless. When you leave high school (or college), life’s...
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Bargain hunter’s holiday
Some people need weeks to prepare for Christmas and the rest of the year to pay for it.
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Riding the rails with the Colonel
Before Harland Sanders became the famous face of Kentucky Fried Chicken, he worked in Jasper for the Alabama Central Railroad.
Dec 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walker County's Iron Horse
Volunteers at Missions Unlimited in Jasper have been curious for several years about a dusty file box sitting in the rafters.
Dec 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raiding Walmart on Black Friday can be quite a crusade
The Christ-mas tree is up with lights glowing through my window into the cold street beyond. The stockings are hung by the chimney with something resembling care, and the ornament fatality rate is ...
Dec 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bucket lists, last lectures and two questions
The family Thanks-giving dinner celebration gracefully wound down as family members began exiting for home and a long weekend of football, shopping and preparation for the continuation of the holid...
Dec 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jasper Pilot Club’s annual Tour of Homes coming next weekend
The homes on this year’s Tour of Homes are as unique as the residents who live in them. The Bankhead House and Heritage Center was built in the 1920s by former Speaker of the House William B. Bankh...
Nov 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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To Fannie, with love
My favorite Alabama author is not Rick Bragg, Harper Lee or Kathryn Tucker Windham. Bless their hearts, they’re no Fannie Flagg.
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Ruth’s microcosmic world
The American writer that I have studied widely is William Faulkner of our neighboring Miss-issippi. Dr. Emerson at the University of Alabama did his dissertation on Faulkner, and I had the pleasure...
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