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.
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.
In the past few days, the Eastman Kodak Co. announced that its Kodachrome film would be no more.
This is my 19th Father's Day. That is, if you count the one where we were anticipating an arrival in September of 1990.
There is a connection between summer and cars that remains in my mind. I never owned a fancy set of wheels, mostly hand-me-down Buicks and a Dodge Dart, a car that I have proven will run without oil or a battery. It seems like most of the cool cars belonged to older guys, the kind you idolized. When we lived in Atlanta, Eddie Fowler lived down the street. He had a Chevy II Nova Super ...
We have more than one television in our house. In fact, there are about as many televisions as there are people.
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.
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.
For many years, Arnold Boyd and Ernest Moore were the head ushers at First Baptist Church on Green Street.
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.
I remember back in 1976 and the government thought there was going to be an outbreak of swine flu.
Depending on when you were born, you've likely heard parents, grandparents or other relatives talk about the challenges of their era.
There are no signs of magic dust in Jim Walters' golf bag. If there is any dust, it is because the clubs have not been used in about eight months.
I love animals and hate to see them mistreated. I remember Willie B., the late famed gorilla of the zoo in Atlanta. When I was a kid, Willie was behind glass in a tiled room with a tire swing and a TV. This was before cable - there were only three commercial channels and one educational channel. I'm not sure which was more abusive, locking him up inside or having to watch some of the ...
In the usual scheme of things, getting elected student body president is not major newspaper news. However, in the case of Parrish Brown, it continues quite a legacy.
In the world of restaurants, there is something special about the original location of unique eating establishments.
College football coaches often find themselves being pitchmen for everything from soft drinks to pickup trucks.
The graduation season is upon us and with it comes songs we only hear at commencement exercises.
At just about every college you can think of, there is a tradition uniquely identified with the football team. Some of them are historic while others are almost hysterical.
It is easy to blame television for a lot of things. We have seen many things that were once taboo become acceptable because we saw them happen on TV.
The folks in Hollywood seem to run short on ideas from time to time. They seem to thrive on remakes of old movies. I saw a story last year that said movie studios were looking at 50 potential remakes.
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