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.
The beautiful spring weather has made me reflect on the springtimes of my childhood. We spent a lot of time outdoors year round. In the winter, Mama would make sure I was bundled up with a warm shirt, an undershirt and my jacket fully zipped. I seemed to have lots of sticky zippers and Mama would rub them with a bar of soap to make them work better. But then came spring and we could ...
For anyone who has ever been a member of the corps of cadets at North Georgia College and State University, the drill field holds special significance.
I love going to church on Easter for several reasons. First, you get to see people that you won't see for the rest of the year. Second, it is one big fashion show. Ladies sport their finest millinery. I've seen ladies wear everything from a little pillbox made famous by Jackie Kennedy to some things that rival the headgear worn by Aretha Franklin at the most recent presidential inauguration. The Queen of Soul had a ...
I don't know if we should call the Zac Brown Band an overnight success, but I think that's close.
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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