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Ronda Rich: Celebrating Charlie the patriot

It was on the eve of our national election that I ran upstairs to file a couple of things in my office. As I started to leave, a large storage box caught my eye. I had not noticed it before. I opened it and discovered that Charlie Tinker was wanting to talk again.

July 11, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Can we do it all over again?

Several years ago, I struck up a friendship with a reader named LaTrelle. It began because she was on the mailing list of my weekly newsletter so she'd often reply with her thoughts and comments on what I had written.

July 04, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: While time changes us, some things stay the same

It was a typical Sunday family dinner, all of us fresh from our churches and gathered together for the sake of being together.

June 27, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Why I never met the late, great Lewis Grizzard

Before our dear friend, Ed Parks, died, he would invite us up to his house in Highlands, N.C., on a Sunday and say, "We'll have supper then we'll go over to the Little Church in the Wildwoods and sing."

June 20, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Thankful for people like Ruby and Louise

On the drive home from a speaking engagement in Savannah, I answered a call from Tink, who sounded fairly frantic.

June 13, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: My Yankee husband attends first country music concert

Tink returned from a trip to Los Angeles and was recounting a conversation between himself and a friend during lunch.

June 06, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Shouting for joy

When I was child, we traveled to the mountains on occasion to visit what Mama called her "home church," meaning it was the church in which she had grown up.

May 30, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Songs that tell a story

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no stranger to country music and the great stories told in its songs.

May 22, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Getting started in journalism at country radio station

When I was 10 months into my 16th year, I encountered the most fortuitous opportunity.

May 15, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Mama was a brave and determined woman from Appalachia

Tink and I stopped by to see my niece, Nicole, and somehow the conversation got around to the adventure I had, on my own, followed when I was barely old enough to vote.

May 08, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Dressing your best appears to be going out of style

A couple of years ago, a national book tour dropped me in Oxford, Miss., on a Friday afternoon before an Ole Miss home football game against Texas A&M.

May 01, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: The difference between city slickers and farmers

Bree, the 8-year-old daughter of my niece Nicole, was riding shotgun with me one day in Tink's pick-up truck.

April 25, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Nothing’s quick anymore

Do you remember the days when we used to say, "I'm gonna run into town and run a quick errand. I'll be right back."?

April 18, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Still dressing up for Easter

It's funny how someone's opinion or a story will stick with you, how it will trail like a mist of a cloud over your head.

April 10, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Cleaning out the house leads to fond memories of Mama

One of the things about cleaning out, as you know, is the emotional path it leads you down to remembering days passed that have disappeared like a vapor unto the mountain tops.

April 03, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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Ronda Rich: Memory of fragrance takes us back in time

It was after a speaking engagement in Chattanooga when I was signing books that an arm slipped over my shoulders from the back and a ...

July 25, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Albany needs us after devastating tornado

On the Rondarosa, we have such frequent phone and DSL problems that we've become good friends with our repair guy, Mike. Such good friends ...

July 18, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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