The pharmaceutical companies spend a fortune on what is called DTC or direct-to-consumer advertising.
We used to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as holidays.
On the Internet, the source of all information, they have all kinds of lists. In preparation for this column, I conducted a search for the top romance songs and found they have a variety.
Oh, how I once loved snow days.
My mother made sure I had an extensive education about china. Not China, the country, but china, the good kind that went on a properly dressed Sunday table.
The news came in email: Mike Banks had died.
In the first season of "The Andy Griffith Show," the town folks of Mayberry are surprised by the arrival of a female druggist at the local drugstore.
My daddy liked his coffee hot. We had a West Bend percolator that was a fixture in our kitchen for years.
New Year's Day is the one day we can all observe. While there are Chinese, Hebrew and Muslim calendars, if we participate with the world, the clock starts over at the strike of midnight on the first day of the New Year.
My mama has been gone for 17 Christmases. I still remember asking her every year what she wanted for Christmas.
Once upon a time, there was a phenomenon called the Christmas TV special. The biggest stars on television would host other TV stars in an hourlong holiday variety show.
NEW YORK - If you're making a Christmas trip to the Big Apple, I hope you'll stop by and see Billy Crystal.
Some of the savviest advertisers know how to play on our emotions during the holidays.
This week, I am celebrating the 49th anniversary of the first time I wore a paper pilgrim hat and paper buckles on my shoes. I am pretty sure that was the same year I traced my hand to make a turkey.
The people who issue phone numbers say we have run out of numbers again.
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.
When I was a kid in Social Circle, our town doctor used to make an ice sculpture of sorts when it got really cold.
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.
Back in the days before the interstate highway system would take you where you needed to go, we used to take a cross-country route to Jekyll Island or to visit family in Jacksonville, Fla.
Forecasting the weather is a job I wouldn't want. If you predict rain and it doesn't, folks chuckle and go on their way. If you predict a blizzard and it doesn't happen, folks will stop just short of calling for a lynch mob.
Somewhere along the way, we will explain to future generations how gasoline once cost about 35 cents a gallon and how someone would pump it for you, check your tires and oil and wipe off your windshield.
I remember the night Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.
Funeral and wedding songs are often the subject of much discussion, particularly after the event.
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