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25 going on 50
I laugh when my friend Mary says that she is “almost 30.”
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Apparitions of Alabama
At a park near Dead Children’s Playground in Huntsville, the swings always seem to move and the laughter of children is sometimes heard even when the park is empty.
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Engagements
Bankston-Woods Deb Sargent Bankston and Jeb Bankston of Cordova are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nichole Bankston of Cordova, to Nathan Woods of Oakman, the son of Stan Woo...
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What is the secret to great tailgating?
Joe Cahn is no ordinary sports fan.
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Raising a little Rocky
My baby has had his first bloody nose.
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Firefighter develops simple device that gives children a helping hand in case of a fire
Capt. Greg Lawler, a 24-year veteran firefighter in Texas, thought fire drills were enough to keep his family safe. Then his young daughter proved him wrong.
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A tribute to age
There is much discussion about old age. When does it start? What governs the onset and when? Does that unique ability to “grow old gracefully” come naturally to all people? I dare say that genes pl...
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Just call me Aunt Rick
I’m now known as Aunt Rick, at least according to our 2-year-old great nephew Jordan. Jilda and I keep him on Tuesdays and Thursdays while his mom is finishing up her college coursework in physical...
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A fan's tribute to Andy
I had a different column planned for this week about our Women's World edition that comes out on Thursday.
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Jasper's own George 'Goober' Lindsey had big role in popular show's success
Although Goober Pyle was most at home in Mayberry, the actor who gave him life was born and raised in Alabama.
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Back to Mayberry
Allan Newsome worries sometimes when he writes down "Floyd Lawson" as his alias on official paperwork for his job at Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal.
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Morrison pursues Walker County history puzzle piece by piece
Summer nights in the '60s were spent outside playing hide-and-seek with all the other kids in the neighborhood. The best games started just after dark and reluctantly ended when the first parent st...
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Weddings & Engagements
Weddings Mosely-Waldron Erin Marie Mosley and Adam Caldwell Waldron were united in marriage on July 17, 2010, at 6 in the evening at First United Methodist Church of Jasper. Dr. Wilson Benton offic...
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The electric churn
During World War II while my parents were in Birmingham working, I lived with my maternal grandparents, Buster Ed, known by all as Uncle Ed, and Sarah. Their house was in Powell Town on about an ac...
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There’s a story behind every tattoo
The first tattoo I ever saw was of a naked woman on my grandpa Charlie Watson’s forearm. I’m sure the figure was racy when he got it, but the years had erased most of the tattoo. What remained look...
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