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Reunited on the Internet, and it feels so good

It's been 31 years and I have not made it back to a high school reunion.

August 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


It’s a time capsule that’s also a house

For far too long, I have been delaying the inevitable project of getting rid of some stuff. We have talked about a yard sale for a long time, but have not quite put it together.

July 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Our area is better, thanks to marks left by these men

After more than 20 years in this area, I have come to know many of the people who shaped this region. Most came from the group that has been called "The Greatest Generation," the veterans of World War II. In the past few days, we lost two great ones.

July 19, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Last name means little to this senior citizen stepdog

There is a little dog that lives at our house. Her name is Buttons and in human terms, she is a senior citizen. When I came into her life, she was well into middle age and, like most who reach that point, was set in her ways.

July 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Despite their differences, passed celebs had an effect

There was a record store on Broad Street in Monroe called the Music and Camera Shop. It was owned by Edward Peters and he carried all the latest 45s and plenty of albums.

July 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Reminisce with a nice slide show

In the past few days, the Eastman Kodak Co. announced that its Kodachrome film would be no more.

June 28, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A Father’s Day with 'adultren'

This is my 19th Father's Day. That is, if you count the one where we were anticipating an arrival in September of 1990.

June 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


When grease monkeys ruled summertime

There is a connection between summer and cars that remains in my mind.

June 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Big mower, hands help kill kudzu

They haven't asked me to write a gardening column for the paper because my true gardening knowledge could be placed in a thimble with room to spare.

June 07, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood hblackwood@gmail.com | Columnists


TV choices blur the line of reality and fantasy

We have more than one television in our house. In fact, there are about as many televisions as there are people.

May 31, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Add one more to the big box of memories

The people who make tissues will get some of my money this weekend. I'm going to try not to cry, but I know I will.

May 24, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Pan’s burns make a map of my history

We have a pretty kitchen at our house. We've got a big stove that has a convection oven. We haven't learned how to convect, but when we do, we supposedly have an oven that will do it.

May 17, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Longtime church usher bows out; Zell Miller, up in the hills, reads The Times

For many years, Arnold Boyd and Ernest Moore were the head ushers at First Baptist Church on Green Street.

May 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Friends carry on mother’s instincts

I think most people who have ever lost a loved one have thought or dreamed of having them back for just five minutes to catch up on your life.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Flu has some folks running scared

I remember back in 1976 and the government thought there was going to be an outbreak of swine flu.

May 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Natives, transplants leave their marks on Gainesville

I married into a family that has generational roots in Gainesville. They go back long before the War of Northern Aggression.

March 29, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


What is in a name?

I remember going to places such as Six Flags and Stone Mountain when I was a kid. I was always fascinated with the key chains, pencils and bike tags with names on them.

March 22, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Our holiday traditions are not always completely accurate

We are a gullible bunch, aren't we?

March 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Internet has its alluring aspects

This column begins as a newspaper column. I'm very happy about that. I like the notion of being a newspaper columnist. I still like to hold the newspaper in my hand and look at it.

March 08, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


We have come so far in my lifetime

Sometimes, when I gripe about slow computers or cellphones that don't do what they are supposed to do, I think about how far we have come in my lifetime.

March 01, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Presidents Day is more than just mattress sales

In an earlier time, we used to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in February. Now, we have combined them into one day to honor all presidents of the United States.

February 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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