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Archive By Author - Ronda Rich


Ronda Rich: Lessons of the sewing machine and the shotgun

When I was approaching 7 years old and about to wrap up the first grade, I reigned as the No. 1 reader of books as well as the No. 1 talker. At that time, Daddy decided it was time to teach me a skill he determined would be as necessary to me in life as reading and talking.

September 19, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: A preacher with two jobs

In the months before we married, I showed Tink the Southern mountains of my raising.

September 12, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Hefty yard work eases decision to buy tractor

It was time for spring cleaning around the Rondarosa, which seems to always start with a ton of limbs, twigs and branches that have fallen during the winter.

September 06, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Jack Daniel left quite a legacy

A while back, a Los Angeles-based producer approached Tink and me to gage our potential interest in writing a historical mini-series about the life of whiskey maker Jack Daniel.

August 29, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Selecting a treasure trunk to call my own

When I was 4, Mama's uncle, a kind and successful man, died.

August 22, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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


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Articles By Author - Ronda Rich


Ronda Rich: Living poor, in body and spirit

The newspaper was laying on the kitchen island so when I picked it, I flipped it over and glanced over the list of obituaries. I ...

August 15, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Hudson Hornet’s sting, speed once ruled the tracks

When John Upchurch asked me to speak at an International Car Conference that he and his wife were directing, I agreed. They're nice people ...

August 08, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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