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The bedroom wars
I used to have a queen bed all to myself. Then I got married and learned to share a full-sized mattress with Zac.
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Colloquialisms from the 16th Century
In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase “goodnight, sleep tig...
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Giddy Up!
Jasper couple live like pioneers on week-long wagon train
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Indian Head Mills in Cordova
Since the recent storm and damage done to Cordova, I wish to draw attention to the strength of a town and some of the history and the brave people who pick up the pieces and keep faith and together...
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My boys are my reward
I recently learned that some women expect to get more out of labor than a baby.
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Being in the moment on an old tractor
Inspiration is a strange and elusive thing. People often ask me how I come up with ideas for my columns. When I have an interesting encounter, or experience some personal calamity (which often happ...
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Engagements
Mann-Dill Tim and Kim Mann of Jasper, and Misty Aldridge of Jasper, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Mann, to Chase Dill, the son of Wayne and Cynthia Dill of Jaspe...
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Summer offers opportunities to fry
Late last week many of us in this area woke up before dawn to a welcome sound- morning rain that lasted for several hours. On another day, the rain might have been a lullaby encouraging a return to...
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Age is only a number
My late octogenarian mother-in-law Ruby Phillips said the only time she felt old was when she looked in the mirror.
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Best laid plans
I wish I could say that I didn't write a column last week because Zac and I were on a slow, romantic cruise to the Bahamas.
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Preparing a chicken to eat
I like to use original stories from everyday life in Walker County. Gladys Williams of Empire has a story from the 1930s when she was in her early teens. Every farm child from those years could wri...
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Weddings
Barrentine-Tubbs Amber Lynn Barrentine of Oakman and Rocky Ray Tubbs of Oakman were married at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Camp McDowell Chapel. A reception followed at Camp McDowell Chape...
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There’s no place like home
We got around early this morning and walked before the sun got up above the trees. Even without the sun, the morning was already hot and the humidity hung on our skin like a wet kiss from one of ou...
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Taking time to just ramble around
My two young adult sons take great pleasure in reminding me that in recent years I have lost my ability to focus for more than a few minutes. I consistently get sidetracked.
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Board provides visions of dreams
A few years ago, Jilda convinced me to start keeping vision board. A vision board is a special kind of collage. The collage is made up of words and pictures, the stuff of your dreams. There are pic...
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