I think all adults have thought at one time or another that it would be fun to go back to our high school or college years. The caveat is that we would want to return with our current level of knowledge.
My parents came along a little too late for the rock 'n' roll era. They were much more comfortable with the likes of Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
GLENNVILLE - We may be known as "The Peach State" and the "Poultry Capital of the World," but there is really one crop that is exclusively ours and it makes its annual debut this week.
It is hard to be sad when we lose folks who have lived a long and productive life. Last week, we lost two.
There used to be an unwritten rule in the South: No self-respecting woman or man would be caught wearing white prior to Easter and after Labor Day. I have heard folks from the North suggest that the beginning date was Memorial Day.
I don't know who gave me my first taste of bread, but I must have liked it. Bread and I have been lifelong friends, although right now we are enduring a time of separation. We still see each other. I just don't let it pass my lips. I gave up bread this year for Lent. At this writing, I am four weeks into a bread-free period in my life. At the end of his 40 ...
My mother was born three years before the Great Depression to a family who lived in a small sharecropper house that lacked the benefits of electricity, running water and indoor plumbing.
Many years ago, Jim Stafford recorded a song that sums up my thoughts pretty well. "I don't like spiders and snakes, " wrote Stafford and his co-writer, David Bellamy, who later performed with his brother, Howard, as The Bellamy Brothers.
As neighbors go, I don't know that you could have had a better one than Claude Bagwell. He died last week at the age of 91. I don't know many men who legitimately wear the label Renaissance man, but Claude could and did. I don't know that he ever found an insurmountable mechanical challenge. He was one of those men with a plethora of skills. Over a half century ago, he made the prototype ...
This year is leap year, which means we have an extra day on the calendar. It happens this week.
I go to my fair share of funerals. Some of them are related to my work, others are folks I have known and cared for.
The folks at Amazon.com have released information they claim makes certain cities in the U.S. more romantic than others.
Someone on Facebook, the source of all things true, posted a map of a survey that determined what term folks apply to fizzy soft drinks.
I am often asked if I have a favorite column among all of the hundreds I have written.
Getting old is not a sport for the faint of heart. To be honest, a faint heart is often one of the telltale signs of getting old. I am not my heart's best friend. Today, I enjoyed a pork chop that was close to 2 inches thick at a place called "This Little Piggy" (ironically, that is the same thought that comes to mind when I look at my jowly countenance in the mirror). It ...
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.
I'm not sure how it happened, but many Americans don't know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
Television now offers repeats of the same shows, sometimes in the same week. If that's not enough, service providers offer all sorts of repeat plays of everything from sporting events to sitcoms.
I remember seeing a man with a tattoo on his arm when I was about 7 or 8. The man was in a barber shop, where my dad and I were getting a haircut. I later asked him about the strange drawing on the man's arm.
If civility was a patient on a TV medical show, it would be on the operating room table with its chest open and a doctor trying to keep its failing heart beating.
The first aerosol air fresheners appeared in stores after World War II. The technology had been used first for spray insecticides during the war. Some bright individual came up with the idea that spraying a fragrant aroma in an indoor space would make things better.
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