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Ronda Rich: 2 Bibles on mantle hold more than Scripture to me

Two Bibles sit, always untouched, on the fireplace mantle in our living room.

February 22, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: In search of good bed during South-North road trip

When we decided to visit the few remaining members of Tink's family who live in Connecticut and New York, we chose to drive.

February 15, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Reacting to a beep in the middle of the night

It was about 1 a.m. when our alarm system woke me up with the beeping sound that it makes when one of the exterior doors is opened. The beep was coming from the front door.

February 08, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: The epitaph for my tombstone may read "That's all she wrote"

When he asked, I answered. Then I laughed.

February 01, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Looking forward to liberations of advanced age

As the years of Mama's life grew long into the shadows of age, she managed to squeeze every bit of good out of growing old.

January 25, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: A holler of desperation in Kentucky hills

The despair in their eyes haunts me still. The dullness of emotion and deadness of spirit shall remain forever embedded in my memory.

January 18, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: If life were fair, I’d have vest full of colored beads

It happened, I suppose, when I was in the fourth grade. That is my first strong recollection of the unfairness of life.

January 11, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Investing in people in the hospital waiting room is not snooping

Over the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and dreading the bad at the same time.

January 04, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: I'll be there if the good Lord's willin'

As the old year spits and sputters to an end and the new one waits in the wings, straining with enthusiasm to burst forth with fresh hope, I see things differently than I have in past years when I wrote this New Year's column.

December 28, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Celebrating Christmas on the Mississippi

So it was several years ago, I was hired to speak on a few occasions for riverboat cruises on the Mississippi.

December 21, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: No more righteous renegades like Ken Stabler

When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenneth Michael "Ken" Stabler.

December 15, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Connecting to my Southern community

Editor's note: Penning this week's column is Ronda Rich's husband, John "Tink" Tinker

December 07, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: For the people of Louise, Miss.

It didn't surprise me it was him. Although such had never crossed my mind, it was, of course, just the kind of thing he would do.

November 30, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Thankful for those we dearly, deeply love

An email arrived in the middle of the night in August. It said my precious friend Randy Parks, one of the dearest friends of my life, was back in the hospital with congestive heart failure.

November 23, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Stones of life

The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris, Ga., was raised by a remarkable mountain woman.

November 16, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Ronda Rich


Ronda Rich: Finally linked to the Hallmark Hall of Fame movies

As a child, I was captivated by emotional stories and how words strung together had the power to make me feel happy, touched, sad or ...

July 25, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: It matters who you are kin to in the South

At the beauty shop one day, I was flipping through a magazine and half-listening to the local happenings.

July 18, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Showing empathy for a new-made mound at a cemetery

We were driving to the Georgia coast through little towns in which few live and even fewer know. It was near Appling County, I believe ...

July 11, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Tink is Duckmaster for a day at the Peabody in Memphis

Since the beginning of our Southerner/Yankee union, I have kept a list of places Tink should visit to fully experience the glorious South.

June 27, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Great-great-grandsons of Civil War opponents meet

We were eating lunch as the American Queen riverboat pulled out of port, having just returned from a morning-long excursion to the Battlefield of Vicksburg.

June 20, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Ugly shed houses altar where my daddy prayed regularly

Behind the little house where I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my bed ...

June 13, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: My Yankee husband's firsthand encounter at Vicksburg

It did not turn out as I intended.

June 06, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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