Mama was never one to pass up a good roadside junk pile. She had a station wagon and could load up an old lawn mower or a broken lamp in no time.
I sometimes marvel that I made it through childhood without a bike helmet, safety goggles or the evaluation of my neighborhood by the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
I like advertising.
Thanksgiving Day in 1995 was a bit different.
My brother and his family were elsewhere, my daughter was with her mother and it was just me and Mama.
Have you ever known people who just looked their part in life?
Come January, I've been reporting on Zell Miller for 33 years. I was 14 and somehow asked for and was issued media credentials for the inauguration of Gov. George Busbee and Lt. Gov. Zell Miller.
With or without resolutions, this seems to be a good week for reflecting on the past year and giving some thought to the year ahead.
WASHINGTON - There is something about visiting the president's house that leaves one in awe. I had a chance to go to the White House on the regular tour for the purpose of seeing the Christmas decorations.
The generation that came before me in my family is now a mighty slim lot. My mother and father both came from among four siblings, two boys and two girls on my mother's side and four boys on dad's.
My Dad and all his brothers are gone.
About 12 years ago, I was the manager of a hotel in Hiawassee. It was located right next to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and most of the country music acts appearing there would stay at our place.
I've been doing what I do for a long time. The stories I've written cover everything from movie stars to folks living on the street.
When I saw the return address, I rolled my eyes.
The state of Georgia has a bunch of authorities that regulate everything from toll roads to technology.
Just before five this morning, the seasons should have changed. The autumnal equinox was scheduled to take place at 4:51 a.m.
We, in the newspaper world, are very careful not to say something happened before it did. I have to write this stuff a few days ahead of when it arrives at your place.
For the first few years of my life, I was a television remote control. My parents would tell me what channel they wanted and off I scampered to change it.
In those days, we had a set of rabbit ears and changing the channel often meant an adjustment of the "aerial" to make it come in better.
Truett Cathy lived an incredible life. It began with a hardscrabble start in Atlanta's West End. It ended with him listed as one of the wealthiest people in America.
I am blessed with lots of people I call friends.
MOULTRIE - For some people, an out-of-town trip is not complete without a visit to a museum or art gallery. For me, it could easily be a visit to a cemetery.
Several books of music claim to be "The Great American Songbook."
In recent days, I have seen pictures of children beginning their first days of school.
I can't see or hear as well as I used to, but my nose seems to work pretty well. The trouble is, things don't smell like they used to.
Death is the one event in life that will eventually happen. It is also the one for which we are least prepared.
If you have a fancy house and your refrigerator has wooden panels to make it look like the rest of your cabinets, you can stop reading.
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