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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


Ronda Rich: Giving up my swang

About halfway through my morning run just about the time droplets of 'dew' were running down my face and I wasn't looking none too good for the wearing, a red Ford Ranger pickup truck pulled up beside me and stopped. A man, gray in hair and weathered in face, rolled down his window.

March 27, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: The end of a great character

One of my favorite characters ever and one readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks in lyrical tones and has always been interestingly unconventional.

March 20, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Uncle Oscar, Aunt Fairy were full of caring

One Saturday morning, I ran by the bank to pick up a checkbook that had arrived and found the place to be unusually busy.

March 13, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Pure joy of walking barefoot and jumping into a good mud hole

It's hard to find a good mud hole these days.

March 06, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: What a nice way to honor Mr. Ben Fortson

A while back, the chief tax assessors from counties throughout Georgia asked me to speak to their gathering at Jekyll Island.

February 27, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Tink and the lesson to always dress your best

It is a sure bet, I am certain, that I am not the only wife with a husband who cares little about clothes.

February 20, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Writing an irrelevant obit for a friend

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have, had a close brush with death recently.

February 13, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: With a little help from my Rodney, and a bush hog

After Sunday dinner, while the others cleaned, talked or dealt with children, I sat down in a recliner matching the one that Rodney was in. I inhaled deeply and leaned forward, my elbows resting on my knees.

February 07, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Cousin's baby goes from TV star to preacher

Mama was always proud for people who pulled themselves up and did well in life.

January 30, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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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 ...

May 22, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


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


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