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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 | 24 24 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...
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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 | 24 24 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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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.
Nov 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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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?
Nov 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding Facebook
The most frequently asked question of my generation might be “Are you on Facebook?” Actually, I don’t think people ask that much anymore because it’s hard to find someone who isn’t on Facebook. Eve...
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Early schools of Walker County
Accord-ing to research made by students in 1928-29 for Dr. J.J. Doster, the three first schools in Walker County were located at South Lowell, Jasper, and Democrat (which was located between Dora a...
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Cold weather brings the outdoors indoors
Our house is a jungle!
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Pike home uniquely their own
Keith and Sherrie Pike don’t want their home to be a carbon copy of anyone else’s.
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Fat is fine
One of my new favorite TV shows is "Mike and Molly" on CBS.
Nov 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bankhead House takes visitors back in time
Visitors at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center cannot turn around without bumping into history.
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