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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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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Looking without seeing
Have you ever listened to a radio when the knob was a little off the station? The music gets lost in the noise and you don’t even realize that you’re hearing without listening. These days it seems ...
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Roberts home nice enough to see twice
Fans of the Pilot Club's annual Tour of Homes may recognize one of the addresses this year.
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The absurdity of America
One of the most educational but least enjoyable classes that I took in college was called "Why do they hate us?
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Weddings & Engagements
Weddings Bruner - Sullivan Dawn Michelle Bruner of Parrish and Jon Leon Sullivan of Parrish were married on Aug. 18, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the home of the Bride and Groom in Parrish. Jason Murphy offic...
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