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Ronda Rich: Learning about unknown heroes

History's full of people who made a difference, took a stand or voiced an opinion against injustice when it cost them plenty. Either it wasn't known at the time or time covers their boldness in cobwebs and chokes away the memory.

August 15, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Visiting the sweetest chocolate place on Earth

A few years ago when I had a new book releasing about Southern women, the publisher asked me to speak at a conference for owners of small bookstores across America.

August 08, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Paying tribute to Southern author Florence King

On a Sunday morning, I was tucked into bed on the island of St. Simons. This place is where I, at the age of 13, accepted the calling that had haunted me since I was 4 - to become a writer.

August 01, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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 inspired.

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, when Tink remarked on something he saw.

July 11, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Speaking without earrings

It happened many years ago. My toddler niece, Nicole, grabbed a gold hoop earring dangling from my ear and gave it a good yank, ripping my pierced ear.

July 05, 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 nightly to pray, where I ate homemade biscuits buttered and sprinkled with sugar, is a little shed.

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


Ronda Rich: Is there anyone listening?

The exact moment it happened was at a large round table in a ballroom of majestic gilt in a grand hotel.

May 30, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: A country store stocked full of memories

A country store is located in the middle of hundreds of acres of farmland embedded with hardwoods and pines that have grown, untended, for a century or two.

May 23, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Jury duty puts me in touch with hometown life

It was, of all things, a call to jury duty that reminded me powerfully of the beauty of a sweet hometown and the joy that comes from staying put where the Lord put you in the first place.

May 16, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Acting like a stereotypical Southern police officer

Last summer, I was telling Tink about an adorable town a few hours away.

May 09, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Ronda Rich


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 ...

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 ...

April 10, 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 ...

March 27, 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


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